Sheri double lifts Hammers
By Andy Clarke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Teddy Sheringham scored twice as West Ham crushed Plymouth 5-0.
West Ham moved back into the play-off places with a crushing 5-0 victory over relegation-threatened Plymouth at Upton Park.
Marlon Harewood set the Hammers on their way to a second consecutive home league win with an early penalty, before an own goal from Argyle keeper Luke McCormick doubled their lead.
Malky Mackay added a third before Teddy Sheringham grabbed two late goals, the second from the spot after Matthias Doumbe had been sent off for bringing down Nigel Reo-Coker.
Harewood scored the opener after just 10 minutes, beating McCormick from the spot after Bjarni Gudjonsson handled at a corner.
Anton Ferdinand had the ball in the net seven minutes later but he was denied a rare goal by an offside flag.
Nick Chadwick went close for Plymouth, hooking a volley over the crossbar, before McCormick fumbled Sergei Rebrov's corner over his own goal-line to give West Ham a soft second.
Captain Malky Mackay celebrated his 33rd birthday in style by adding the third for the home side, lifting a shot over McCormick after Sheringham had helped the ball on.
Sheringham made it four when he headed in Carl Fletcher's cross and the veteran striker grabbed the fifth and his second with a retaken penalty, saved by McCormick at the first attempt as the keeper moved off his line.