On this day - 22 October

Classic match

West Ham United 5-2 Preston North End
Division One
22 October 1960

West Ham United continued their free-scoring start to the 1960/61 season on this day 55 years ago, by making sure they notched three or more goals in a game for the sixth time already that campaign.

Preston North End were the visitors to the Boleyn Ground on this occasion and they could not prevent the Hammers from bettering their four-goal haul in their previous home match against Birmingham City.

Malcom Musgrove netted three of West Ham's goals, while a John Bond penalty and an open play strike from John Dick gave the hosts their five.

16,295 were in attendance for this lively affair, and they would be thoroughly entertained at the Boleyn Ground throughout the campaign, with 84 goals going in across the 21 home league fixtures.

West Ham ended the campaign in 16th place, while the visitors Preston were 22nd and last.

Complete record - 22 October

1921 West Ham United 1-0 Nottingham Forest (Division Two)
1927 Everton 7-0 West Ham United (Division One)
1932 Preston North End 4-1 West Ham United (Division Two)
1938 West Ham United 1-1 Newcastle United (Division Two)
1949 West Ham United 2-2 Leicester City (Division Two)
1955 West Ham United 6-1 Doncaster Rovers (Division Two)
1960 West Ham United 5-2 Preston North End (Division One)
1962 West Ham United 1-1 Burnley (Division One)
1977 West Ham United 2-2 Acton Villa (Division One)
1983 West Ham United 0-0 Norwich City (Division One)
1988 West Ham United 2-0 Newcastle United (Division One)
1994 West Ham United 2-0 Southampton (Premier League)
2003 West Ham United 1-1 Nottingham Forest (Division One)
2006 Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 West Ham United (Premier League)

Played 14, Won 5, Drawn 6, Lost 3, Scored 24, Conceded 22