Classic match

West Ham United 7-2 Aston Villa
Division One
30 August 1958

West Ham United went goal crazy on this day 55 years ago, with Aston Villa their victims in an early-season Division One fixture.

Ernie Gregory's goal was breached twice, but it was not to matter as the Hammers stuck seven in Nigel Sims' net at the other end.

Three home players notched braces - Vic Keeble, Malcolm Musgrove and John Dick - with Billy Lansdowne also on target.

The Hammers were second in the table following this win, their third in a row, as they returned to top division football in creditable style with a sixth place finish.

Complete record - 30 August

2008 West Ham United 4-1 Blackburn Rovers (Premier League)
2004 Coventry City 2-1 West Ham United (Championship)
2003 Ipswich Town 1-2 West Ham United (Division One)
1997 West Ham United 3-1 Wimbledon (Premier League)
1995 West Ham United 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur (Premier League)
1986 Oxford United 0-0 West Ham United (Division One)
1980 West Ham United 4-0 Notts County (Division Two)
1975 Queens Park Rangers 1-1 West Ham United (Division One)
1971 West Ham United 4-0 Coventry City (Division One)
1969 Nottingham Forest 1-0 West Ham United (Division One)
1963 Ipswich Town 2-2 West Ham United (Division One)
1958 West Ham United 7-2 Aston Villa (Division One)
1954 West Ham United 2-5 Blackburn Rovers (Division Two)
1952 Bury 1-1 West Ham United (Division Two)
1950 Luton Town 1-1 West Ham United (Division Two)
1948 West Ham United 2-2 Sheffield Wednesday (Division Two)
1947 West Ham United 2-1 Nottingham Forest (Division Two)
1937 West Ham United 2-1 Swansea Town (Division Two)
1933 Plymouth Argyle 4-4 West Ham United (Division Two)
1930 West Ham United 2-1 Huddersfield Town (Division Two)
1924 West Ham United 1-0 Preston North End (Division One)
1920 Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-2 West Ham United (Division Two)
1919 West Ham United 1-1 Lincoln City (Division Two)

Played 23, Won 11, Drawn 9, Lost 3, Scored 49, Conceded 30

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