Classic match

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

West Ham United went into this match with Newcastle United 36 years ago today having lost their first four games of the season - three in the league and one in the League Cup.

They only had a single goal to their name as well, but made full use of the trip to St James' Park to record their first points of the season.

Micky Burns and Tommy Cassidy were on target for the hosts, but their goals counted for little as the Hammers notched three of their own.

Billy Jennings, Alan Taylor and Bryan Robson scored for West Ham to lift them to 18th in the table.

However, the 1977/78 campaign would not be a successful one for both of these teams, as the pair suffered the pain of relegation to Division Two.

Complete record - 3 September

1988 West Ham United 1-3 Charlton Athletic (Division One)
1985 Southampton 1-1 West Ham United (Division One)
1983 Tottenham Hotspur 0-2 West Ham United (Division One)
1977 Newcastle United 2-3 West Ham United (Division One)
1966 West Ham United 1-1 Liverpool (Division One)
1962 West Ham United 1-0 Liverpool (Division One)
1960 Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 West Ham United (Division One)
1958 Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-1 West Ham United (Division One)
1956 West Ham United 1-1 Liverpool (Division Two)
1955 West Ham United 6-1 Notts County (Division Two)
1949 Plymouth Argyle 0-3 West Ham United (Division Two)
1938 West Ham United 2-3 Sheffield Wednesday (Division Two)
1934 Burnley 5-2 West Ham United (Division Two)
1932 Notts County 1-1 West Ham United (Division Two)
1928 Burnley 3-3 West Ham United (Division One)
1927 West Ham United 4-2 Huddersfield Town (Division One)
1921 West Ham United 3-0 Stoke (Division Two)

Played 17, Won 7, Drawn 6, Lost 4, Scored 35, Conceded 25