On this day in 1995, Boro hit four past West Ham United to move fifth in the Premier League for Christmas.

Jan Age Fjortoft and Neil Cox netted twice in two minutes to get Boro going, and Chris Morris added a third before the match was half an hour old.

Tony Cottee had pulled one back for the Hammers, then John Hendrie - the last goalscorer at Ayresome Park - restored the three goal cushion with what proved to be his final goal in a Boro shirt, and only one at the Riverside Stadium.

Julian Dicks hit another for the away side late on, but not enough to trouble Bryan Robson's side.

Sadly, top flight newcomers Boro couldn't keep up momentum, though, and a nightmare run of 13 league games without a win followed as the first season at the Riverside plateaued to a mid-table finish.

Hendrie, meanwhile, moved on to Barnsley, where he was later manager.