Anniversary

Name: Tony Carr MBE
Born: Bow, 5 September 1950

West Ham United's Academy Director Tony Carr MBE celebrates his birthday today.

Carr first joined the Club in 1966, when he was signed as a youth player.  However, injury meant that he had not made a senior appearance when he left to join Barnet in 1971. There, he made 13 appearances and scored one goal before he returned to the Boleyn Ground as a youth coach under John Lyall in 1973.

Carr has overseen the development of Academy graduates such as Rio Ferdinand, Frank Lampard, Michael Carrick and Jermain Defoe, to name but a few, as well as current first-team players Mark Noble, James Tomkins and Jack Collison during his time with the Hammers.

Carr was awarded a Testimonial in 2009, and was also made an MBE for his services to football in the Queen's Birthday Honours List the following year. He is now in his 40th season of service to the Academy of Football.

Classic match

Sunderland 0-2 West Ham United
Division One
5 September 1981

West Ham United followed up a 4-0 away win over Tottenham Hotspur with another victory on the road against Sunderland at Roker Park.

David Cross was the hero against Spurs, netting all four goals, and he was on target again when they took on the Black Cats. Paul Goddard also scored as the newly-promoted Hammers maintained their unbeaten start to the 1981/82 Division One season.

Despite their good early season form, this win was one of only five on their travels all season as they finished the campaign in ninth place.

Complete record

1921 Bradford Park Avenue 2-0 West Ham United (Division Two)
1925 Liverpool 0-0 West Ham United (Division One)
1931 West Ham United 0-2 Middlesbrough (Division One)
1936 Blackpool 1-0 West Ham United (Division One)
1949 West Ham United 1-2 Southampton (Division One)
1953 West Ham United 3-1 Fulham (Division One)
1959 West Ham United 1-2 Leeds United (Division One)
1960 West Ham United 2-1 Manchester United (Division One)
1964 Stoke City 3-1 West Ham United (Division One)
1967 Everton 2-0 West Ham United (Division One)
1970 West Ham United 1-2 Everton (Division One)
1981 Sunderland 0-2 West Ham United (Division One)
1987 West Ham United 1-1 Liverpool (Division One)
1992 West Ham United 2-1 Watford (Division One)
2000 Sunderland 1-1 West Ham United (Premier League)

Played 15, Won 4, Drawn 3, Lost 8, Scored 15, Conceded 2

Everton 450