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2013-05-04T08:00:00 Updated 2015-02-19T00:46:11

Six of the best - Newcastle United

West Ham United go in search of their first and only Barclays Premier League double of the campaign on Saturday when they welcome Newcastle United to east London.

Kevin Nolan struck the only goal of the game when the Hammers triumphed in the north east earlier this season and a victory this weekend would consolidate their position in the division's top ten.

To help get you in the mood for Saturday's game, we've opened the history books to look back at six Boleyn Ground victories over the Magpies.


West Ham United 3-1 Newcastle United
Premier League
20 September 2008

The Hammers' last three-point haul against Newcastle came at the start of the 2008/09 campaign.

Gianfranco Zola was takling charge of West Ham United for the first time and two goals from David Di Michele, plus a second half strike by Matthew Etherington, gave the Italian the perfect start.

Michael Owen pulled one back on 67 minutes, but it could do little to sour to mood for West Ham, who would go on to record a ninth-place finish that term.

West Ham United 3-0 Newcastle United
Premier League
23 September 2001

It was three and easy for the Hammers again when Newcastle came to E13 back in September 2001.

A return of only three points from their first four league fixtures had left West Ham propping up the early table, but this win triggered a gradual improvement in form that would last the whole season.

Don Hutchison, Paolo Di Canio and Frederic Kanoute were the men on target in front of a 24,810 crowd.

Kanoute scored 12 goals that season, to complement 14 notched by Jermain Defoe and nine for Di Canio as West Ham finished seventh.

Frederic Kanoute

The Hammers celebrate Frederic Kanoute's goal

West Ham United 8-1 Newcastle United
Division One
21 April 1986

The Boys of '86 continued their charge to a third place finish in the top flight with a remarkable 8-1 victory over Newcastle United.

Remarkable not only for the scoreline, but for the fact that Alvin Martin bagged a hat-trick against three different goalkeepers!

Regular stopper Martin Thomas was forced off with a shoulder problem and he was followed in nets by midfielder Chris Hedworth and Peter Beardsley - all of whom were beaten by Martin.

Ray Stewart, Neil Orr, Paul Goddard, Frank McAvennie were all on target, while a Glenn Roeder own goal all contributed to the Hammers' huge tally.

West Ham United 5-0 Newcastle United
Division Two
24 March 1979

West Ham were able to celebrate another thumping home victory over Newcastle United in the 1978/79 Division Two campaign.

The Hammers harboured ultimately unsuccessful promotion ambitions when they hosted mid-table Newcastle, and John Lyall's men made their superiority in terms of league position count.

John McDowell was on the scoresheet twice, and he was joined by Frank Lampard, Alan Devonshire and Bryan 'Pop' Robson, but the east Londoners would finish six points shy of the top three in fifth position.

West Ham United 4-3 Newcastle United
Division One
11 December 1965

West Ham were holders of the European Cup Winners' Cup when Newcastle came to town in December 1965, and this meeting came shortly after their second round victory over Olympiacos in the defence.

The excitement kept on coming as the Hammers prevailed in a seven-goal Boleyn Ground thriller.

Geoff Hurst bagged a hat-trick, while Peter Brabrook added one for himself as Ron Greenwood's side recorded their seventh win of the season. They would go on to finish 12th in the top flight, while their European run ended in the semi-finals against Borussia Dortmund.

West Ham United 1-0 Newcastle United
Division One
6 October 1923

West Ham's first-ever home victory over the Geordies came in the Club's first-ever top flight campaign.

The Londoners were experiencing mixed form as they made the step up and were languishing in 17th place in the table when they welcomed Newcastle for this first of back-to-back fixtures between the teams.

William Brown's goal was enough to secure both points on this occasion, while a 0-0 draw at St James' Park a week later left the Hammers in 14th. Come the season's end, they would comfortably hold on to their Division One status, with a 13th place finish.

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