Classic match

Blackburn Rovers 0-4 West Ham United
Division One
22 September 1962

West Ham United enjoyed a fruitful trip to the north west on this day 51 years ago when they returned home from Blackburn Rovers with four goals and two points under their belts.

It had been a disappointing start for the Hammers, who sat 18th in the table going into this game after picking up only six points from their first nine games of the campaign.

They would feel much better about themselves, however, after this match, which saw four different West Ham players get on the scoresheet.

Martin Peters (pictured), Geoff Hurst, Malcom Musgrove and Johnny Byrne were the men who did the damage, and Blackburn could not respond.

The Hammers' form saw a gradual improvement over the campaign and they ended up in 12th place, one below Blackburn in the final standings.

Complete record - 22 September

2012 West Ham United 1-1 Sunderland (Premier League)
2009 Bolton Wanderers 3-1 West Ham United (League Cup)
1998 West Ham United 1-0 Northampton Town (League Cup)
1993 West Ham United 5-1 Chesterfield (League Cup)
1990 Newcastle United 1-1 West Ham United (Division Two)
1987 Barnsley 0-0 West Ham United (League Cup)
1984 West Ham United 0-0 Nottingham Forest (Division One)
1981 West Ham United 4-2 Southampton (Division One)
1979 Queens Park Rangers 3-0 West Ham United (Division Two)
1973 West Ham United 1-1 Leicester City (Division One)
1962 Blackburn Rovers 0-4 West Ham United (Division One)
1956 West Ham United 2-0 Barnsley (Division Two)
1951 West Ham United 2-0 Leeds United (Division Two)
1934 Bradford Park Avenue 1-3 West Ham United (Division Two)
1928 West Ham United 3-1 Manchester United (Division One)
1924 Sheffield United 1-1 West Ham United (Division One)
1923 West Ham United 1-1 Middlesbrough (Division One)

Played 17, Won 8, Drawn 5, Lost 2, Scored 30, Conceded 16