As continues the countdown to Saturday's Barclays Premier League trip to Newcastle United, we take a look back at six memorable St James' Park clashes.

Newcastle United 0-1 West Ham United
Premier League
11 November 2012

Our first game is one that will be fresh in West Ham supporters' memories, having come less than twelve months ago.

Former Magpies boss Sam Allardyce was to enjoy a fruitful return to his old club as West Ham moved up to sixth in the Premier League table with a 1-0 victory.

Another man with Newcastle connections, Kevin Nolan, notched the winner, turning in a Joey O'Brien shot as the Hammers celebrated one on only three away wins last season.

Newcastle United 0-3 West Ham United
Premier League
31 October 1998

The Hammers' previous win in the north east came under Harry Redknapp's management, 14 years earlier.

Following a tight first half, the game was still scoreless, but West Ham ran away with the contest following Stuart Pearce's dismissal for the hosts on 48 minutes.

Ian Wright opened the scoring eight minutes later, before Trevor Sinclair made sure of the points with 76 minutes played.

Wright's second in injury time added gloss to the final scoreline and took the Hammers into the top half of the table.

Ian Wright

Newcastle United 1-2 West Ham United
Division One
5 October 1985

The Hammers were in the middle of a recovery from a slow start to the campaign when they travelled to Newcastle in October 1985.

A six-game unbeaten run had dragged them away from the foot of the early table and they continued the momentum with a 2-1 win at St James' Park.

Frank McAvennie and Tony Cottee were on target - as they were so often in a season during which West Ham continued to produce good form as they ended in third place, their best ever league position.

Newcastle United 0-3 West Ham United
Division Two
23 August 1978

West Ham enjoyed a free-scoring start to the 1978/79 season, backing up an opening day 5-2 win over Notts County by defeating another team in black-and-white stripes, Newcastle United, 3-0.

The Hammers were trying to recover from relegation the previous season and made a good start, with Alan Devonshire, David Cross and Bryan Robson scoring the goals.

However, West Ham could not maintain their flying start and ended the season in fifth place, six points off the promotion places.

Newcastle United 2-3 West Ham United
Division One
3 September 1977

The previous season had also seen West Ham return home from the long journey north with the points in their pocket.

This match was a much closer-fought affair, however, as the Hammers prevailed by the odd goal in five.

Bryan Robson scored in this game too, with Alan Taylor and Billy Jennings notching the others.

West Ham would also defeat Newcastle at the Boleyn Ground that season, although it would end in agony for both sides as they suffered relegation to the second tier.

Newcastle United 5-5 West Ham United
Division One
10 December 1960

West Ham and Newcastle shared ten goals in this thrilling draw at St James' Park in the 1960/61 campaign.

The game featured eight different goalscorers, with Jackie Bell, John McGuigan, Len White (2) and Bobby Mitchell scoring for the hosts.

The Hammers' cause was helped by an own goal, as John Bond, John Dick, Malcolm Musgrove and Dave Dunmore also hit the back of the net to ensure a share of the spoils.