Classic match

West Ham United 5-0 Newcastle United
6 April 1968
Division One

Sir Trevor Brooking bagged the match ball for the first and only time in his illustrious career as Newcastle United were put to the sword at the Boleyn Ground on this day in 1968.

A then 19-year-old Brooking, in his first senior campaign, netted for a second successive Division One outing, after scoring in a 1-1 home draw with Arsenal a week earlier. The Barking-born Hammer's triple was added to by forward John Sissons, who completed the 5-0 rout with two goals of his own.

It was the beginning of a woeful end to the season for the Magpies, as they proceeded to lose five of their final seven outings, including a 6-0 reverse at Old Trafford. That said, they would still finish three points and two places above the Hammers, as the clubs stood tenth and 12th in the top tier respectively.

Complete record - 6 April

2012 Barnsley 0-4 West Ham United (Championship)
2002 West Ham United 2-0 Charlton Athletic (Premier League)
1996 West Ham United 1-1 Wimbledon (Premier League)
1991 Port Vale 0-1 West Ham United (Division Two)
1985 West Ham United 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur (Division One)
1982 West Ham United 3-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers (Division One)
1974 Arsenal 0-0 West Ham United (Division One)
1968 West Ham United 5-0 Newcastle United (Division One)
1963 Fulham 2-0 West Ham United (Division One)
1962 West Ham United 2-2 Birmingham City (Division One)
1957 Leicester City 5-3 West Ham United (Division Two)
1953 Fulham 2-3 West Ham United (Division Two)
1935 West Ham United 1-0 Bradford City (Division Two)
1931 Bolton Wanderers 4-2 West Ham United (Division One)
1929 West Ham United 3-0 Bolton Wanderers (Division One)
1928 West Ham United 0-0 Aston Villa (Division One)

Played 16, Won 8, Drawn 5, Lost 3, Scored 31, Conceded 18

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