On This Day: Don Hutchison double helps West Ham see off Liverpool


West Ham United secured their Premier League safety in style by thumping Liverpool 3-0 at the Boleyn Ground on this day in 1995.

The Hammers had struggled near the bottom of the table for much of the season, but an eight-match unbeaten run in March and April had seen Harry Redknapp's side rise away from the bottom four.

A 1-0 defeat at Crystal Palace on 6 May meant the Irons were not mathematically safe with two games to play, but this victory over the Reds meant their escape was complete with a match to spare.

Matty Holmes put West Ham in front on 29 minutes, before Don Hutchison struck twice in the space of two second-half minutes to secure all three points.

Redknapp's side would go on to hold title-chasing Manchester United to a 1-1 draw four days later to finish 14th, denying the Red Devils top spot as Blackburn Rovers clinched the trophy.


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