Classic match

West Ham United 4-2 Sheffield Wednesday
First Division
16 October 1965

West Ham United scored four for the second time in three days, as they saw off Sheffield Wednesday at the Boleyn Ground on this day 48 years ago.

A League Cup triumph earlier in the week had seen the Hammers run out 4-0 winners against Mansfield and they continued their goalscoring form against the Owls.

Two goals from Martin Britt and one each for Martin Peters and John Sissons secured an impressive home win for the Hammers.

The team went onto finish 12th in the league, just weeks before Peters, Bobby Moore and Geoff Hurst would win the World Cup at Wembley by the same score line.

Complete record - 16 October

1920 West Ham United 0-1 Leicester City (Division Two)
1926 Arsenal 2-2 West Ham United (Division One)
1937 West Ham United 4-1 Barnsley (Division Two)
1948 West Ham United 3-1 Cardiff City (Division Two)
1954 Leeds United 2-1 West Ham United (Division Two)
1962 Rotherham United 3-1 West Ham United (League Cup)
1963 Aston Villa 0-2 West Ham United (League Cup)
1965 West Ham United 4-2 Sheffield Wednesday (Division One)
1971 West Bromwich Albion 0-0 West Ham United (Division One)
1976 West Ham United 0-2 Ipswich Town (Division One)
1982 Southampton 3-0 West Ham United (Division One)
1993 West Ham United 0-0 Aston Villa (Premier League)
1995 Wimbledon 0-1 West Ham United (Premier League)
2004 Queens Park Rangers 1-0 West Ham United (Championship)
2005 Manchester City 2-1 West Ham United (Premier League)
2010 Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-1 West Ham United (Premier League)

Played 14, Won 4, Drawn 4, Lost 6, Scored 17, Conceded 18