Classic match

West Ham United 2-1 Wimbledon
Premier League
26 March 2000

Paolo Di Canio stole the show when Wimbledon visited the Boleyn Ground on this date in 2000, scoring the Goal of the Season with a volley that no West Ham United supporter will ever forget.

The Hammers went into this Boleyn Ground London derby with Wimbledon in decent form, having claimed positive results in three of their previous four fixtures. The Dons' stay in the top flight was coming to an end and the Hammers didn't let up against the south Londoners.

It took Di Canio just eight minutes to open the scoring with his now world-famous first-time right-foot volley from Trevor Sinclair's cross that angled past a helpless Neil Sullivan in the Wimbledon goal.

West Ham held their advantage until the break and a second goal from Frederic Kanoute on 59 minutes looked to have taken the game away from Wimbledon, although Michael Hughes ensured a nervy finish by pulling one back 14 minutes from the end.

West Ham were not to be denied though, with the three point haul lifting them up into eighth place in the table.

They were to end the campaign a position lower in ninth, with 55 points from 38 games. Wimbledon, meanwhile, finished 18th, suffering relegation by a three-point margin from Bradford City.

Complete record - 26 March

2000 West Ham United 2-1 Wimbledon (Premier League)
1994 Chelsea 2-0 West Ham United (Premier League)
1988 Manchester United 3-1 West Ham United (Division One)
1983 Norwich City 1-1 West Ham United (Division One)
1966 West Ham United 1-3 Fulham (Division One)
1956 Doncaster Rovers 2-1 West Ham United (Division Two)
1955 Birmingham City 1-2 West Ham United (Division Two)
1951 Swansea Town 3-2 West Ham United (Division Two)
1949 Luton Town 0-1 West Ham United (Division Two)
1948 Cardiff City 0-3 West Ham United (Division Two)
1938 Coventry City 1-1 West Ham United (Division Two)
1937 West Ham United 0-0 Barnsley (Division Two)
1932 West Ham United 1-1 Arsenal (Division One)
1927 West Ham United 4-4 Bolton Wanderers (Division One)
1921 West Ham United 3-0 Nottingham Forest (Division Two)

Played 15, Won 5, Drawn 5, Lost 5, Scored 23, Conceded 22

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