Happy birthday Carlton!

Celebrate former Hammer Carlton Cole's 32nd birthday with a look back at the striker's five favourite moments in Claret and Blue
Carlton Cole turns 32 today and, to celebrate the big former West Ham United striker’s birthday, we look back on his five best moments in Claret and Blue,

The England international scored on his debut against Charlton Athletic way back in August 2006, showing exactly why the Hammers brought him to east London from Chelsea.

Over the next nine years, Cole would score 68 goals in 293 appearances, including spectacular, important and memorable strikes against Manchester United and Birmingham City in the 2010/11 League Cup.

Also among the top five was an unforgettable overhead kick at Manchester City in the Premier League in January 2008 and, of course, his opening goal in the 2012 Championship Play-Off final victory over Blackpool at Wembley.

So, sit back and say ‘Happy birthday Carlton!’ with West Ham TV now!