Fulham face Ipswich on Boxing Day, which marks the 53rd anniversary of when the Whites last claimed victory over the Tractor Boys, who were English champions 18 months ago.
It was a win that those of a certain generation will remember to this day as the west Londoners won 10-1 at Craven Cottage in what remains their record victory.
It was a day of peculiar results with a 2-0 win for Leicester against Everton the most mundane. Burnley beat Manchester United 6-1, West Ham were thrashed 8-2 at home to Blackburn, West Brom and Spurs played out a 4-4 draw while Nottingham Forest and Wolves both drew 3-3 with Sheffield United and Aston Villa respectively.
Graham Leggat scored the fastest top flight hat-trick, which stood until Sadio Mane's treble in 2015, and finished the afternoon with four. Bobby Howfield rivalled the Fulham star for the match ball with a treble of his own. Sir Bobby Robson, Alan Mullery and Maurice Cook also found the net.
Whites boss Slavisa Jokanovic, unsurprisingly, believes a freak result like that will never happen again and would be content with a scrappy 1-0 victory as it means three points.
He said: “No. I don’t believe something like this would happen these days. Everything’s different these days. The team are only focused on the three points, not this record or this kind of result.”
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