On This Day: Dean Ashton's double downs Manchester City


Take a look back at a classic West Ham United moment on this day in history, in association with Basset & Gold...

Dean Ashton had joined West Ham United from Norwich City for a Club-record £7.25 million fee in January 2006 and immediately set about repaying it by scoring in Premier League wins over Sunderland and Birmingham City at the Boleyn Ground.

After adding a third league goal in a 2-2 draw with Bolton Wanderers, Ashton etched his name into Hammers folklore on just his seventh appearance, bagging both goals in a memorable 2-1 FA Cup quarter-final victory at Manchester City.

West Ham went on to reach the final, where Ashton scored again in a thrilling 3-3 draw with Liverpool, only for the Reds to run out winners following a penalty shootout.

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