Classic match

Newcastle United 1-2 West Ham United
Division One
5 October 1985

West Ham extended their seven match unbeaten run with a narrow win over the Magpies at St James Park on this day 28 years ago.

Goals from Frank McAvennie and Tony Cottee moved the Hammers up to eleventh place in the league, a position they would never fall below for the rest of the season.

John Lyall's side kept climbing the league table, eventually finishing in third place only four point off champions Liverpool - the Hammers' best ever league finish.

Complete record - 5 October

1925 West Ham United 0-4 Arsenal (Division One)
1929 Grimsby Town 2-2 West Ham United (Division One)
1935 West Ham United 2-0 Barnsley (Division Two)
1946 West Ham United 1-0 Manchester City (Division Two)
1957 West Ham United 3-2 Leyton Orient (Division Two)
1963 West Ham United 1-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers (Division One)
1968 West Ham United 0-0 Southampton (Division One)
1974 West Ham United 2-2 Derby County (Division One)
1985 Newcastle United 1-2 West Ham United (Division One)
1991 West Ham United 0-1 Coventry City (Division One)
1993 Chesterfield 0-2 West Ham United (League Cup)
1994 Walsall 0-2 West Ham United (League Cup)
2002 West Ham United 1-2 Birmingham City (Premier League)
2008 West Ham United 1-3 Bolton Wanderers (Premier League)

Played 14, Won 6, Drawn 4, Lost 4, Scored 19, Conceded 18