'That volley'


It is exactly 17 years since Paolo Di Canio scored his famous volley in West Ham United's win over Wimbledon.

There were just nine minutes gone in the Hammers' Premier League clash with the Dons at the Boleyn Ground on Saturday 26 March 2000, when Trevor Sinclair launched a diagonal cross into the penalty area.

Rather than control the ball before unleashing a shot, the enigmatic and supremely talented Di Canio launched himself into the air before arrowing an unstoppable shot past Neil Sullivan with the outside of his right foot.

Harry Redknapp's side went on to win the game 2-1, with Frederic Kanoute getting the home side's other goal.

In May 2016, the goal was named the greatest in Boleyn Ground history and honoured during the stadium's closing ceremony.