On This Day: Pilgrims' progress stopped by rampant Hammers


Taking a look back at a classic West Ham United moment on this day in history, in association with RoadX Tyres...

West Ham kept in touch with their Championship Play-Off rivals by routing Plymouth Argyle 5-0 at the Boleyn Ground on this day in 2005.

The Hammers were in control and 3-0 up at the break after three bizarre goals, the first a Marlon Harewood penalty after Plymouth's Icelandic player Bjarni Gudjonsson punched the ball.

Pilgrims goalkeeper Luke McCormick then spilled the ball in his own net before Malky Mackay was left alone by the away defence to lob in the third.

Teddy Sheringham's second-half brace, a header and a penalty after a foul on Nigel Reo-Coker, completed a convincing win for Alan Pardew's side in front of a 25,490 crowd.

West Ham, of course, would go on to reach the Play-Offs before defeating Preston North End 1-0 to secure promotion at the Millennium Stadium.

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