On this day - 21 August


Name: Jack Burkett
Born: London, 21 August 1942
Clubs: West Ham United, Charlton Athletic, Millwall, Southend United, St Patrick's Athletic

West Ham United FA Cup winner Jack Burkett is today celebrating his 73rd birthday.

The full back won the FA Cup with West Ham United in 1964, and was part of the team which returned to Wembley a year later to defeat 1860 Munich in the European Cup Winners Cup.

He played 142 league games in all for the Hammers between 1958 and 1968, leaving for Charlton Athletic after losing his place in the Hammers team to John Charles following an injury in the 1966/67 season.

After eight league appearances for the Addicks, he had brief spells at Millwall and Southend United, and then moved over to Ireland to serve as player-manager at St Patrick's Athletic.

Following a four year spell with Pat's, he returned to coach at Southend, then managed the Saudi Arabia U18 side and Norwegian club Orsta. He later took the roles of youth coach at Southend and Fulham.

Classic match

Crewe Alexandra 2-3 West Ham United
21 August 2004

West Ham United recorded a thrilling 3-2 win over Crewe Alexandra on this day eleven years ago.

Having won only one of their opening three Championship fixtures, Alan Pardew's side were in need of a win and made the perfect start by roaring into a 3-0 lead by the half-hour mark.

Teddy Sheringham notched twice before Rufus Brevett made it 3-0 to leave the visitors in a commanding position,

However, they were made to sweat before going on to take the points as future Hammer Dean Ashton got on the scoresheet twice for Crewe.

West Ham had done enough, however, to take the victory and move up to seventh in the early table.

Complete record - 21 August

1948 West Ham United 2-2 Lincoln City (Division Two)
1954 Swansea Town 5-2 West Ham United (Division Two)
1965 West Bromwich Albion 3-0 West Ham United (Division One)
1967 West Ham United 4-2 Burnley (Division One)
1971 Nottingham Forest 1-0 West Ham United (Division One)
1976 Aston Villa 4-0 West Ham United (Division One)
1993 Coventry City 1-1 West Ham United (Premier League)
1996 West Ham United 1-1 Coventry City (Premier League)
1999 West Ham United 2-1 Leicester City (Premier League)
2004 Crewe Alexandra 2-3 West Ham United (Championship)
2010 West Ham United 1-3 Bolton Wanderers (Premier League)
2011 West Ham United 2-2 Leeds United (Championship)

Played 12, Won 3, Drawn 4, Lost 5, Scored 18, Conceded 27