Classic match

West Ham United 5-0 Coventry City
Premier League
22 April 2000

The Hammers consolidated a position in the top half of the Premier League table with this thumping victory over Coventry City 13 years ago - their third in a row to bounce back from a humbling 7-1 loss at Manchester United earlier in the month.

Harry Redknapp's men went some way to erasing the damage of that defeat by swatting poor travellers Coventry aside with consumate ease.

The Sky Blues failed to win a single away game that season, and it was easy to see why as the Hammers moved into a seventh minute lead through Michael Carrick, who was finding the net for the first time in claret and blue.

It was soon 2-0, as Chilean defender Javier Margas notched his only goal of the season with 14 minutes on the clock.

The Hammers had to wait until the second period to take the game fully away from the visitors in front of a 24,719 Boleyn Ground crowd, but that they did with a display of some power.

Paolo Di Canio weighed in with two goals, before the rout was completed by Frederic Kanoute's 83rd minute strike. West Ham went on to claim an ninth place finish, while Coventry were further back in 14th.

Complete record - 22 April

2000 West Ham United 5-0 Coventry City (Premier League)
1992 West Ham United 1-0 Manchester United (Division One)
1989 West Ham United 3-0 Millwall (Division One)
1980 West Ham United 1-2 Birmingham City (Division Two)
1978 Manchester United 3-0 West Ham United (Division One)
1972 Arsenal 2-1 West Ham United (Division One)
1967 West Ham United 0-1 Leeds United (Division One)
1963 West Ham United 4-1 Nottingham Forest (Division One)
1961 Cardiff City 1-1 West Ham United (Division One)
1957 West Ham United 3-1 Bristol City (Division Two)
1950 Blackburn Rovers 2-0 West Ham United (Division Two)
1939 Southampton 0-2 West Ham United (Division Two)
1935 West Ham United 2-1 Blackpool (Division Two)
1933 Manchester United 1-2 West Ham United (Division Two)
1924 Tottenham Hotspur 0-1 West Ham United (Division One)
1922 Fulham 2-0 West Ham United (Division Two)

Played 16, Won 9, Drawn 1, Lost 6, Scored 26, Conceded 17

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