On this day - 16 February


Ken Brown - Born on this day in 1934

Former West Ham United footballer Ken Brown celebrates his 80th birthday today. Brown was a guest of the Club for the Barclays Premier League match against Norwich City and was interviewed on the pitch at half-time before being presented with a home shirt reading 'BROWN 80' on the back. In total Brown made 474 appearances for the Hammers after signing from amateur side Neville United in 1951. The defender secured legendary status amongst West Ham fans when he played a part in the Club winning the 1964 FA Cup final with a 3-2 win against Preston North End at Wembley.

Classic match

West Ham United 4-3 Everton
Division One
16 February 1974

A crowd of nearly 30,000 were royally entertained when Everton visited the in-form Hammers on this day in 1974.

Consecutive away wins over Ipswich Town and Leicester City were followed up with a see-saw contest in which Clyde Best was on top form.

The frontman bagged himself two goals whilst Graham Paddon and Billy Bonds also got their names on the score sheet against the Toffees.

Complete record - 16 February

1924 Huddersfield Town 1-1 West Ham United (Division One)
1929 Bournemouth 1-1 West Ham United (FA Cup)
1939 Swansea Town 3-2 West Ham United (Division Two)
1952 West Ham United 2-1 Rotherham United (Division Two)
1957 West Ham United 2-1 Leyton Orient (Division Two)
1959 West Ham United 1-0 Blackpool (Division One)
1963 Sheffield United 0-2 West Ham United (Division One)
1966 Blackburn Rovers 4-1 West Ham United (FA Cup)
1971 Liverpool 1-0 West Ham United (Division One)
1974 West Ham United 4-3 Everton (Division One)
1980 West Ham United 2-0 Swansea City (FA Cup)
1991 West Ham United 1-0 Crewe Alexandra (FA Cup)

Played 12, Won 7, Drawn 2, Lost 3, Scored 18, Conceded 15