Anniversary

Don Hutchison
Born: 9 May 1971
Clubs: Hartlepool United, Liverpool, West Ham United, Sheffield United, Everton, Sunderland, Millwall, Coventry City, Luton Town

Former Scottish international Don Hutchison is today celebrating his 41st birthday.

The Gateshead-born midfielder spent the best part of six years with the Hammers across two spells, spanning 1994-96 and 2001-05.

He made 110 appearances for the Club in total, scoring 18 goals, but moved on to Millwall in 2005 after the Hammers won promotion back to the Premier League via the Play-Offs.

He also turned out for Hartlepool, Liverpool, Sheffield United, Everton, Sunderland, Coventry City and Luton Town in a long and successful career, and he currently works as a TV pundit.

Classic match

Wigan Athletic 1-1 West Ham United
Division One
9 May 2004

West Ham United travelled north to Wigan on this day nine years ago knowing any result better than a four-goal defeat would secure a Play-Off berth in Division One.

The Hammers were vying for an immediate return to the top flight, while Wigan were also in the hunt for the Play-Offs, but this result would ultimately end their dreams.

Wigan did give themselves hope by moving into the lead through Neil Roberts, who finished after Alan Mahon and Nathan Ellington combined to set up the chance.

But West Ham extinguished that glimmer with a late goal from Brian Deane. They would go on to defeat Ipswich Town in the Play-Off semi-final, but Crystal Palace won promotion by triumphing 1-0 in the final.

Complete record - 9 May

2010 West Ham United 1-1 Manchester City (Premier League)
2009 West Ham United 0-3 Liverpool (Premier League)
2004 Wigan Athletic 1-1 West Ham United Deane (League Division One)
1989 Sheffield Wednesday 0-2 West Ham United (Division One)
1987 West Ham United 2-0 Manchester City (Division One)
1967 West Ham United 0-2 Tottenham Hotspur (Division One)
1966 Leicester City 2-1 West Ham United (Division One)

Played 7, Won 2, Drawn 2, Lost 3, Scored 7, Conceded 9

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