Hammers v Villa

Ahead of our Premiership trip to Aston Villa on Saturday, we take a look back at some of our past encounters at Villa Park…

Hammers face Aston Villa this weekend in the clash of the claret and blue, and David O'Leary's side will be keen to gain revenge for their 4-0 defeat by the Hammers earlier in the season.

West Ham's last victory at Villa Park was 10 years ago, but they have secured five Premiership draws at the famous old stadium.

John Moncur's thunderbolt and a Don Hutchison strike gave Hammers a 2-0 win in 1995, but last gasp equalisers against the Villains in 1999 and 2001 made 2-2 draws taste as sweet as victory.

Fredi Kanoute had given Hammers the lead in April 2001, before strikes from David Ginola and Lee Hendrie in the space of seven minutes put the home side in front. However, Frank Lampard earned the visitors a point with only three minutes to spare.

Trevor Sinclair left it even later in August 1999, slotting in West Ham's second equaliser of the match in injury time. A Gareth Southgate own-goal had levelled the scores the first time after only seven minutes.

In 1989, Paul Ince scored his final West Ham United goal with a stunning curling strike at the end of a barnstorming 70-yard run in a 1-0 win at Villa Park.

Between 1965 and 1967, Hammers managed three away triumphs in three seasons. Geoff Hurst, Johnny Byrne and Brian Dear were all on the scoresheet in a 3-2 win in 1965, while John Sisssons and Hurst again earned the points for the Hammers the following season, and in 1967 Hurst grabbed a brace in a 2-0 victory.

In 1963, John Bond and Martin Britt both struck in a 2-0 League Cup win at Villa Park.

West Ham's first-ever visit to Aston Villa was in the FA Cup, but this one didn't go quite as well. Hammers went down 5-0 in 1913.