Classic match

West Ham United 3-0 Bolton Wanderers
Premier League
18 October 1997

West Ham continued their fine home form with a comfortable win over the Trotters which moved them up to eighth in the Premier League.

In a hard fought game it took 66 minutes before Eyal Berkovic broke the deadlock and just moments later the visitors were down to ten men after Gerry Taggart was sent-off for a foul on Craig Forrest.

John Hartson doubled the lead after 75 minutes and put the finishing touches to the win with his second goal in injury time.

The Hammers went onto finish eighth with a fine home record which saw them lose only twice at the Boleyn Ground.

Complete record - 18 October

1919 West Ham United 1-0 Grimsby Town (Division Two)
1924 Nottingham Forest 2-1 West Ham United (Division One)
1930 West Ham United 4-3 Blackburn Rovers (Division One)
1947 West Ham United 0-0 Birmingham City (Division Two)
1952 West Ham United 3-2 Nottingham Forest (Division Two)
1958 West Bromwich Albion 2-1 West Ham United (Division One)
1969 Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-0 West Ham United (Division One)
1975 Middlesbrough 3-0 West Ham United (Division One)
1980 Oldham Athletic 0-0 West Ham United (Division Two)
1986 Norwich City 1-1 West Ham United (Division One)
1989 West Ham United 5-0 Sunderland (Division Two)
1997 West Ham United 3-0 Bolton Wanderers (Premier League)
2003 West Ham United 2-2 Burnley (Championship)
2011 Southampton 1-0 West Ham United (Championship)

Played 14, Won 5, Drawn 4, Lost 5, Scored 21, Conceded 18