Classic match

West Ham United 3-0 Aston Villa
Division One
10 October 1964

West Ham returned to league action 49 years ago with a win over their visitors from the Midlands following their European exploits.

The Hammers overcame La Gantoise 2-1 on aggregate in the European Cup Winners' Cup three days before they dispatched Villa at the Boleyn Ground.

Martin Peters, Johnny Byrne and Ronnie Boyce scored the goals to ensure a comfortable afternoon for the home side.

The Hammers went onto finish ninth this season with Villa ending up in 16th position.

Complete record - 10 October

1925 West Ham United 1-0 Notts County (Division One)
1931 Liverpool 2-2 West Ham United (Division One)
1936 Norwich City 3-3 West Ham United (Division Two)
1953 West Ham United 0-1 Brentford (Division Two)
1959 West Ham United 3-1 Luton Town (Division One)
1964 West Ham United 3-0 Aston Villa (Division One)
1970 Stoke City 2-1 West Ham United (Division One)
1981 West Ham United 1-1 Everton (Division One)
1987 West Ham United 1-1 Charlton Athletic (Division One)
1990 Stoke City 1-2 West Ham United (League Cup)

Played 10, Won 4, Drawn 4, Lost 2, Scored 17, Conceded 12