Classic match

West Ham United 4-0 West Bromwich Albion
31 August 1968
Division One

West Ham United wrapped up a third successive league win with an emphatic victory over West Bromwich Albion on this day 45 years ago.

Having put five past Burnley just five days earlier at the Boleyn Ground, the Hammers again romped home, with midfielder Martin Peters taking home the match ball. 

For Peters, this hat-trick extended an exceptional goal-scoring streak, with some six goals in his last four outings. Fellow midfielder Harry Redknapp was also on target, as Ron Greenwood's side, now third in the standings, made it five league wins out of seven in the new campaign.

Incidentally, their fine form in front of goal continued four days later, when second-division Bolton Wanderers came a cropper at the Boleyn Ground in the League Cup. This time it was Geoff Hurst who did the damage, netting three times in a thumping 7-2 success. 
Complete record - 31 August

2002 West Ham United 0-2 Charlton Athletic (Premier League)
1994 West Ham United 1-3 Newcastle United (Premier League)
1991 West Ham United 0-2 Notts County (Division One)
1987 Portsmouth 2-1 West Ham United (Division One)
1985 West Ham United 2-2 Liverpool (Division One)
1982 Luton Town 0-2 West Ham United (Division One)
1974 Newcastle United 2-0 West Ham United (Division One)
1970 West Ham United 1-1 Southampton (Division One)
1968 West Ham United 4-0 West Bromwich Albion (Division One)
1959 West Ham United 2-1 Preston North End (Division One)
1957 Bristol Rovers 2-3 West Ham United (Division Two)
1953 West Ham United 3-0 Rotherham United (Division Two)
1949 Leeds United 2-2 West Ham United (Division Two)
1946 Plymouth Argyle 3-1 West Ham United (Division Two)
1936 West Ham United 0-2 Newcastle United (Division Two)
1935 Norwich City 4-3 West Ham United (Division Two)
1931 West Ham United 3-1 Chelsea (Division One)
1929 Blackburn Rovers 3-3 West Ham United (Division One)
1925 West Ham United 3-1 Cardiff City (Division One)

Played 19, Won 7, Drawn 4, Lost 8, Scored 34, Conceded 33

Third shirt