Classic match

West Ham United 6-0 Barnsley
Premier League
10 January 1998

A double from Samassi Abou helped the Hammers recover from their League Cup exit with a thumping win over Barnsley.

The striker scored the Hammers' only goal in a 2-1 defeat to Arsenal four days earlier but was on hand to banish the blues with two fine strikes in a West Ham goal fest at the Boleyn Ground.

Frank Lampard scored the first before Abou doubled the home side's lead as they went in 2-0 up at half-time. After the break Abou scored again before goals from John Moncur, John Hartson and Stan Lazaridis made sure the scoreline was an emphatic one.

Complete record - 10 January

1920 Southampton 0-0 West Ham United (FA Cup)
1931 West Ham United 1-3 Chelsea (FA Cup)
1948 Blackburn Rovers 0-0 West Ham United (FA Cup)
1953 West Ham United 1-4 West Bromwich Albion (FA Cup)
1955 Port Vale 3-1 West Ham United (FA Cup)
1959 Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 West Ham United (FA Cup)
1970 Sheffield Wednesday 2-3 West Ham United (Division One)
1976 West Ham United 1-1 Leicester City (Division One)
1981 Swansea City 1-3 West Ham United (Division Two)
1987 Orient 1-1 West Ham United (FA Cup)
1993 Derby County 0-2 West Ham United (Division One)
1998 West Ham United 6-0 Barnsley (Premier League)
1999 Manchester United 4-1 West Ham United (Premier League)
2004 West Ham United 1-2 Preston North End (Championship)
2009 Newcastle United 2-2 West Ham United (Premier League)

Played 15, Won 4, Drawn 5, Lost 6, Scored 23, Conceded 25