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The dirty dozen


Filed: Tuesday, 27th March 2012
By: Staff Writer


West Ham need one more win away from home to beat the club record number of away wins after equalling the previous best with tonight's 2-0 win at Peterborough.

Sam Allardyce's side have now won ELEVEN times away from home this season - a figure achieved twice before in the 1922/23 and 1957/58 seasons - both of which ended with the Hammers being promoted to the top flight.

However they have already gone one better this term by reaching the historic total in just 39 games. In 1922/23 United's 11th away win came in the penultimate game of the 42-match season - whilst that record was only equalled in the final game of the (42 game) 1957/58 campaign.

The 2011/12 team now have three remaining away fixtures in which to beat the 80-year-old record, starting at Barnsley on 6th April. West Ham's final two away fixtures take place at Bristol City (17th April) and Leicester City (21st April).

Hard to beat: How the 2011/12 squad beat the record

2011
13th August: Doncaster 0-1 West Ham Utd (match 2)
16th August: Watford 0-4 West Ham Utd (match 3)
28th August: Nottingham Forest 1-4 West Ham Utd (match 5)
24th October: Brighton & Hove Albion 0-1 West Ham Utd (match 13)
5th November: Hull CIty 0-2 West Ham Utd (match 16)
19th November: Coventry City 1-2 West Ham Utd (match 17)
29th November Middlesbrough 0-2 West Ham Utd (match 19)

2012
14th January: Portsmouth 0-1 West Ham Utd (match 26)
21st February: Blackpool 1-4 West Ham Utd (match 31)
4th March: Cardiff City 0-2 West Ham Utd (match 33)
27th March: Peterborough 0-2 West Ham Utd (match 39)

Previous best: the 1922/23 season

1922
2nd September: Bradford City 0-1 West Ham Utd (match 3)
25th November: Clapton Orient 0-2 West Ham Utd (match 16)
16th December: Wolves 1-4 West Ham Utd (match 19)
25th December: Manchester Utd 1-2 West Ham Utd (match 21)
30th December: Coventry City 1-3 West Ham Utd (match 23)

1923
20th January: Port Vale 1-3 West Ham Utd (match 25)
15th February: Leicester City 0-6 West Ham Utd (match 28)
31st March: Crystal Palace 1-5 West Ham Utd (match 33)
2nd April: Bury 2-5 West Ham Utd (match 34)
14th April: Fulham 0-2 West Ham Utd (match 37)
30th April: Sheffield Weds 0-2 West Ham Utd (match 41)



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