Classic Match

West Ham United 7-2 Bolton Wanderers
League Cup Round Two
4 September 1968

West Ham United went into their League Cup encounter with Second Division Bolton having won their last two league matches by scorelines of 4-0 and 5-0 and their free-scoring exploits continued in the cup.

A host of West Ham legends were on the score sheet as they moved comfortably into round three with Trevor Brooking, Harry Redknapp and John Sissons all grabbing a goal each.

World Cup winners Martin Peters and Geoff Hurst were also on target, with the latter netting a hat-trick, including one from the penalty spot.

The Hammers played Coventry in the next round but exited the competition after losing 3-2 in a replay following a 0-0 draw at the Boleyn Ground.

In the league, the Hammers managed an eighth-place finish while their cup conquerors Coventry narrowly avoided relegation finishing 20th.

Complete record - 4 September

1920 Hull City 2-1 West Ham United (Division Two)
1922 Derby County 1-2 West Ham United (Division Two)
1926 Everton 0-3 West Ham United (Division One)
1929 Birmingham City 4-2 West Ham United (Division Two)
1933 West Ham United 5-1 Plymouth Argyle (Division Two)
1937 West Ham United 3-1 Bradford Park Avenue (Division Two)
1948 West Ham United 1-0 West Bromwich Albion (Division Two)
1950 Cardiff City 2-1 West Ham United (Division Two)
1954 Liverpool 1-2 West Ham United (Division Two)
1965 Sheffield United 5-3 West Ham United (Division Two)
1968 West Ham United 7-2 Bolton Wanderers (Football League Cup Second Round)
1971 Newcastle United 2-2 West Ham United (Division One)
1973 Queens Park Rangers 0-0 West Ham United (Division One)
1976 Stoke City 2-1 West Ham United (Division One)
1979 Barnsley 2-0 West Ham United (Football League Cup - Second Round Second Leg)
1982 Sunderland 0-1 West Ham United (Division One)
1984 Coventry City 1-3 West Ham United (Division One)
1991 Queens Park Rangers 0-0 West Ham United (Division One)
1996 Middlesborough 4-1 West Ham United (Premier League)

Played 18, Won 6, Drawn 3, Lost 9, Scored 29, Conceded 30.

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