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2018 Day 14 - West Ham United

Let's stroll down Green Street for a pre-arranged meet with West Ham. Proper naughty.

Played: 132 (127 league, 5FAC)
Won: 54 (51 league, 3FAC)
Drawn: 37 (35 league, 2FAC)
Lost: 41 (41 league)

Total record against West Ham:
  P W D L F A
SJP 64 34 20 10 122 67
BG/LS 63 17 15 31 71 108
League 127 51 35 41 193 175
SJP(FA) 3 3 0 0 7 3
BG 2 0 2 0 2 2
Cup 5 3 2 0 9 5
Tot 132 54 37 41 202 180


SJP: 67
Boleyn Ground: 64
London Stadium: 1

Most common scores:

Won: 2-0 (thirteen times - 8H, 5A)
Drawn: 1-1 (fourteen times - 6H, 8A)
Lost: 0-1 (eleven times - 2H, 9A)
West Ham have never won 2-0 at SJP while Newcastle have beaten West Ham 2-0 thirteen times - five at the Boleyn Ground. We've never lost to West Ham in the FA Cup (three wins, two draws)


Newcastle were unbeaten in 11 games against West Ham between 1989 and 1995.
West Ham were unbeaten in 12 games against Newcastle between 1977 and 1986.


WHU league doubles over NUFC: 5 (1977/78, 1978/79, 1985/86, 1988/89, 1998/99)
NUFC league doubles over WHU: 8 (1936/37, 1947/48, 1974/75, 1976/77, 1993/94, 1994/95, 2010/11, 2017/18)

Most games in a season: We've never played them more than twice in a season.

Longest gap between games: February 1948 to March 1959

First: Saturday 1st February 1908 Newcastle 2 West Ham 0 (FA Cup)
"West Ham picked up a black and white terrier in Newcastle station and took it to their training headquarters at Tynemouth as a mascot. It didn't prove successful." (Sheffield Daily Telegraph)

Saturday 1st December 2018 Newcastle 0 West Ham (Premier League)
"This game is destined to be remembered for the events of the eleventh minute, when a section of the Newcastle support took their seats after leaving them symbolically empty to illustrate eleven wasted years of Mike Ashley's ownership. In typical fashion though, their first glimpse of action was seeing a West Ham player knock the ball into the Gallowgate goal and in doing so, virtually end the game as a meaningful contest. (

Best: Wednesday 5th January 2011 Newcastle 5 West Ham 0
"Leon Best marked his first Premier League start for the club with a hat-trick against the hapless Hammers, while Peter Lovenkrands provided two assists and when Leon returned the favour, hit a smashing goal of his own. To complete the party, Kevin Nolan shot home to maintain his record of netting when his side supersized their scoreline at SJP - following on from two in the 6-0 Villa thrashing and three in the 5-1 mackem mauling." (

Monday 21st April 1986 West Ham 8 Newcastle 1 (Division One)
"Newcastle United were overwhelmed by an unforgettable brand of enthralling football and wretched misfortune." (London Evening Standard).

NUFC v WHUFC gallery:

April 1968: Trevor Brooking completes his hat-trick as we lose 0-5

September 1970: A 2-0 victory at the Boleyn Ground

April 1986: The infamous 1-8 at Upton Park

September 1993: Geordies 2 Hammers 0 at SJP

January 2011: Leon Best treble in a 5-0 home win

December 2017: a winning start at the London Stadium, 3-2 to NUFC

NUFC v WHUFC - moment in history:

September 2001: Hammered

Unbeaten in their opening eleven league and cup games, reality intervened for Bobby Robson's side a week after a 4-3 home victory over Manchester United left them third in the Premier League.

Defeat at Upton Park in a Sunday afternoon Sky live game saw them drop six places, the Hammers made light of their position at the bottom of the table by scoring three goals without reply to extend our winless run in London to a staggering 26 games. 

Our photo shows Alan Shearer leading the Magpies along a temporary path from the dressing rooms in the partially-constructed new West Stand to the pitch, erected behind the recently-demolished old stand. 

The upper tier of the new one housed home followers for this game, but those fans had to watch proceedings on the existing pitch, the near touchline of which was some distance from them.

By the following season, the playing surface had been moved closer to the West Stand, leaving an odd gap between the far touchline and the Chicken Run - no bad thing in all probability, although that area was far less intimidating than it had been for players (home and away) by then.           

Newcastle were denied a blatant penalty when Christian Dailly felled Robbie Elliott but the rubbish that followed couldn't be excused, as a Hammers XI managed by Glenn Roeder and assistant Paul Goddard simply strolled to victory, former goalkeeper Shaka Hislop left twiddling his thumbs. 

Mackem-loving dirty Don Hutchison put the hosts ahead before mackem-loving Paolo Di Canio doubled their lead early in the second half. A late third from Freddy Kanoute then saw more than a few of the disgruntled 2,000 away fans take their leave to join that interminable tube queue.

The French striker had infamously ridiculed "the North" earlier in the year, telling journalists that "It's always raining, it's very cold and I don't like all those little houses." He obviously travelled to and from the Boleyn Ground in a vehicle with blacked-out windows, or kept his eyes shut.

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