Classic match

West Ham United 6-2 Leicester City
Division One
21 September 1974

West Ham United hit Leicester City for six on this day 39 years ago.

The Hammers actually sat at the foot of the table going into this clash, having taken only three points from their opening seven games, so this victory came as welcome relief.

Leicester had no answer to their hosts as four different players got on the scoresheet.

Both Bobby Gould and Billy Jennings bagged braces, while Billy Bonds and Keith Robson were also on target.

The mauling of the Foxes led to a revival as West Ham climbed into the top five of the table by December, although their challenge fizzled out and they finished 13th.

Complete record - 21 September

2010 Sunderland 1-2 West Ham United (League Cup)
2004 West Ham United 3-2 Notts County (League Cup)
2002 West Ham United 0-0 Manchester City (Premier League)
1996 Nottingham Forest 0-2 West Ham United (Premier League)
1991 West Ham United 1-2 Manchester City (Division One)
1985 Manchester City 2-2 West Ham United (Division One)
1974 West Ham United 6-2 Leicester City (Division One)
1968 Chelsea 1-1 West Ham United (Division One)
1963 West Ham United 0-1 Aston Villa (Division One)
1957 West Ham United 3-2 Fulham (Division Two)
1946 West Ham United 3-1 Millwall (Division Two)
1935 West Ham United 1-2 Doncaster Rovers (Division Two)
1931 West Ham United 1-2 Sheffield United (Division One)
1929 West Ham United 2-0 Derby County (Division One)
1925 Arsenal 3-2 West Ham United (Division One)

Played 15, Won 7, Drawn 3, Lost 5, Scored 29, Conceded 21

Everton 450