Six of the best: Nottingham Forest

West Ham United enter the FA Cup with Budweiser at the third round stage on Sunday when they play Nottingham Forest in a lunchtime kick-off at the City Ground.

In last year's third round the Hammers faced Manchester United, earning a replay after a 2-2 draw at the Boleyn Ground before eventually losing 1-0 at Old Trafford.

Here, whufc.com takes a look at six memorable away wins over Forest.

Nottingham Forest 1-4 West Ham United
Championship
28 August 2011

In the last meeting between the two sides the Hammers produced a brilliant performance to thrash Steve McClaren's Reds.

Three goals in nine first half minutes from Kevin Nolan, Carlton Cole and a Luke Chambers own goal put the visitors in the driving seat.

Robbie Findley pulled one back after 70 minutes but Winston Reid popped up soon after to add the finishing touches to a thoroughly convincing win.

Nottingham Forest 0-2 West Ham United
Championship
28 December 2003

West Ham scored at the start and end of this game as they overcame Nottingham Forest and headed back towards a spot in the play-offs.

It took just seven minutes for Marlon Harewood to open the scoring against his old club as the Hammers raced into the lead.

Six minutes from the end and Jermain Defoe popped up to score - one of the striker's eleven league goals that season before he left to join Tottenham Hotspur in the January
transfer window.

Marlon Harewood

Marlon Harewood in action against Forest in 2003

Nottingham Forest 0-2 West Ham United
Premier League
21 September 1996

Harry Redknapp's team enjoyed a profitable trip to Nottingham in 1996 which provided a much-needed three points after a slow start to the season.

The Hammers had won just once in their opening six league matches but were left celebrating their second victory thanks to goals from Michael Hughes and Mark Bowen.

They also survived being reduced to ten-men after Marc Rieper had earned himself a second yellow card.

Forest would go onto finish bottom of the Premier League whilst West Ham earned a 14th place finish.

Nottingham Forest 1-2 West Ham United
First Division
18 May 1989

West Ham's penultimate game of the 1989/90 season did little to lift the gloom despite a solid win over the Reds.

Leroy Rosenior scored both the goals as the Hammers gave a crumb of comfort to their travelling supporters with three points.

It wasn't enough to save the Club from the drop though as they finished 19th in the division, Forest meanwhile enjoyed a very profitable season finishing third.

Nottingham Forest 1-2 West Ham United
First Division
30 March 1985

West Ham ended a run of six games without a win as they rallied to beat the Tricky Trees 29 years ago.

Paul Goddard and Tony Cottee did the damage, much as they had all season in netting a combined 38 goals.

A 16th place finish beckoned for the Irons whilst their opponents enjoyed a position in the top half, ending the campaign in ninth.

Tony Cottee

Tony Cottee helped the Hammers get the better of the Reds back in 1985 

Nottingham Forest 0-1 West Ham United
First Division
8 March 1969

West Ham United made it eight league matches without defeat after they dispatched Forest in a close game at the City Ground.

Geoff Hurst bagged the only goal of the game to continue the Hammers fine form and add momentum to their surge up the table.

As the end of the season rolled around West Ham were comfortable with an eighth place finish whilst their opponents slipped to 18th.