On this day in 1994: West Ham keep Moncur in Premier League

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Tuesday 24 June 2014

On this day in 1994: West Ham keep Moncur in Premier League

Looking back at Premier League history, we recall Swindon’s John Moncur moving to West Ham

Joe Cole scores in the incredible nine-goal thriller at the Boleyn Ground back in February 2000

Premierleague.com rifles through the annals of the Barclays Premier League to find significant events.

24 June 1994 - West Ham United sign Swindon midfielder Moncur

West Ham United paid relegated Swindon Town £900,000 to sign their midfielder John Moncur.

The 27-year-old, who began his career with Tottenham Hotspur, had only missed one match the previous season as the Robins fought a vain battle to stay in the Barclays Premier League.

Moncur stayed at the Boleyn Ground for nine years and became a hugely popular figure among supporters. His time with the Hammers was spent in the Barclays Premier League, where he made 175 appearances for the club - scoring six goals.

For his first four seasons with the Hammers, he was a regular in the side but in later years he was used more as a substitute than a starter.

Moncur's final goal for West Ham United in the Barclays Premier League was a memorable one, as he struck from long range in a thrilling 5-4 victory over Bradford City in February 2000.

His last appearance in a Hammers shirt came as a late substitute in a defeat against Arsenal at Highbury in January 2003.

John's son George joined West Ham's youth team and signed his first professional contract with the club in 2010. He made his first senior appearance for the Hammers in an FA Cup defeat to Nottingham Forest in January 2014, and he has also played on loan at AFC Wimbledon and Partick Thistle.

  • John Moncur made 175 Barclays Premier League appearances as a West Ham player

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Key Points

  • Premierleague.com looks back through the annals of history of the competition
  • A memorable event or match from each day of the year will be selected
  • We remember when midfielder John Moncur joined West Ham United from relegated Swindon Town