On this day - 9 May


Don Hutchison
Born: 9 May 1971
Clubs: Hartlepool United, Liverpool, West Ham United, Sheffield United, Everton, Sunderland, Millwall, Coventry City, Luton Town

Former Scottish international Don Hutchison is today celebrating his 44rd birthday.

The Gateshead-born midfielder spent the best part of six years with the Hammers across two spells, spanning 1994-96 and 2001-05.

He made 110 appearances for the Club in total, scoring 18 goals, but moved on to Millwall in 2005 after the Hammers won promotion back to the Premier League via the Play-Offs.

He also turned out for Hartlepool, Liverpool, Sheffield United, Everton, Sunderland, Coventry City and Luton Town in a long and successful career, and he currently works as a TV pundit.

Classic match

West Ham United 2-0 Manchester City
Division One
9 May 1987

As West Ham prepare to try and rain on Manchester City's title parade on Sunday, we remember a fine away fine home win against the Citizens.

The Hammers added insult to injury for the relegated visitors, who were sent crashing to another defeat with Liam Brady and Tony Cottee scoring the goals.

Three points made up for a 3-1 defeat against the same opponents earlier in the season when Alvin Martin scored the Hammers consolation.

Final day victory ensured West Ham finished 15th in Division One, while a 21st place finish saw the blue half of Manchester relegated.

Complete record - 9 May

1966 Leicester City 2-1 West Ham United (Division One)
1967 West Ham United 0-2 Tottenham Hotspur (Division One)
1987 West Ham United 2-0 Manchester City (Division One)
1989 Sheffield Wednesday 0-2 West Ham United (Division One)
2004 Wigan Athletic 1-1 West Ham United Deane (League Division One)
2009 West Ham United 0-3 Liverpool (Premier League)
2010 West Ham United 1-1 Manchester City (Premier League)

Played 7, Won 2, Drawn 2, Lost 3, Scored 7, Conceded 9