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West Ham: The Complete Record by Steve Marsh and John Northcutt released 27 August 2015

Arsenal 4-0 West Ham

Premier League    1997-98
Highbury   38,012
  SubsGoals  
1Ludek Miklosko    
2Tim Breacker    
17Stan Lazaridis    
6David Unsworth   
15Rio Ferdinand    
19Ian Pearce    
18Frank Jnr Lampard   
14Iain Dowie   
10John Hartson    
7Ian Bishop    
11Steve Lomas   
4Steve PottsSubed #15   
match review copied from

Arsenal 4 West Ham 0 By Bill Pierce, PA Sport

Dennis Bergkamp can't fly but as he led Arsenal to the top of the league in a four-goal romp that humiliated West Ham, the Dutch striker showed once again that he is the nearest thing to Superman in the Premiership.

On a night when Arsenal celebrated Ian Wright's record-busting achievements, presenting him with a golden boot and a guard of honour, it was still Bergkamp - the man who dare not set foot on an aeroplane - who soared over proceedings at a ground where legends have been created.

His Holland team-mate Marc Overmars scored twice and Wright rattled in his 181st for the Gunners with a generously awarded penalty - all in the space of seven explosive minutes at the end of the first half.

But Bergkamp was the man who started the spree with an exquisite touch and a deft finish in the 11th minute and if the fates smiled more kindly on his dazzling array of skills - the full range of them unveiled on a classic night of Arsenal's sophistication - he would have collected at least a hat-trick to match the trio he landed at Leicester last month.

Teams:

Arsenal: Seaman, Dixon (Grimandi 15), Winterburn (Platt 45), Vieira, Bould, Adams, Wright (Anelka 65), Bergkamp, Overmars, Parlour, Petit.

Subs Not Used: Manninger, Boa Morte.

Goals: Bergkamp 12, Overmars 39, 45, Wright 42 pen.

West Ham: Miklosko, Breacker, Unsworth, Bishop, Hartson, Lomas, Dowie, Ferdinand (Potts 81), Lazaridis, Lampard, Pearce.

Subs Not Used: Rowland, Forrest, Hodges, Coyne.

Booked: Dowie, Lampard, Lomas, Unsworth.

Att: 38,012

Ref: P E Alcock (Redhill).

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much respect to John Northcutt, Roy Shoesmith, Jack Helliar, John Helliar, Tony Hogg, Tony Brown, Fred Loveday, Andrew Loveday, Steve Bacon, Steve Marsh and all past/current West Ham players and supporters