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Filed: Friday, 6th April 2012
By: Staff Writer


West Ham have beaten their previous record haul of away league wins in a season after securing a 4-0 win against Barnsley at Oakwell this afternoon.

Sam Allardyce's side have now won 12 times away from the Boleyn Ground this term - a figure that beats the 11 away wins achieved in the 1922/23 and 1957/58 seasons, both of which ended with the Hammers being promoted to the top flight.

Today's win, secured through goals from Kevin Nolan, Nicky Maynard, Mark Noble and Ricardo Vaz Te means that the Hammers have now taken 41 points away from home this season - some seven points MORE than they have accrued from matches at Upton Park.

With games at Bristol City and Leicester still to come, Sam Allardyce's squad could still achieve an amazing 14 away wins this season - yet incredibly, that still might now be enough to see them finish in the automatic promotion places come the end of the season.

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)
6th April: Barnsley 0-4 West Ham Utd (match 41)

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)

...and the 1957/58 season

1957
31st August: Bristol Rovers 2-3 West Ham Utd (match 3)
12th October: Charlton 0-3 West Ham Utd (match 12)
26th October: Rotherham 1-2 West Ham Utd (match 14)
9th November: Grimsby 1-2 West Ham Utd (match 16)
21st December: Lincoln City 1-6 West Ham Utd (match 22)

1958
11th January: Derby County 2-3 West Ham Utd (match 26)
20th February: Leyton Orient 1-4 West Ham Utd (match 30)
1st March: Doncaster Rovers 1-2 West Ham Utd (match 32)
29th March: Stoke City 1-4 West Ham Utd (match 36)
12th April: Cardiff City 0-3 West Ham Utd (match 40)
26th April: Middlesbrough 1-3 West Ham Utd (match 42)



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