On This Day: Hat-trick hero Harewood foils Villans


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

Newly-promoted West Ham United were back in the Premier League after a two-year absence when they hosted Aston Villa in a live-televised Monday Night Football clash with Aston Villa on 12 September 2005.

Alan Pardew's side went into the game off the back of a 2-1 home defeat by Bolton Wanderers before the international break, but showed no ill-effects as they romped to a thumping 4-0 victory.

Marlon Harewood was West Ham's hat-trick hero, scoring twice in four first-half minutes before completing his treble five minutes after half-time. Summer signing Yossi Benayoun added a late fourth - his first goal in Claret and Blue - to send the vast majority of the 29,582 fans inside the Boleyn Ground home happy.

You can enjoy Marlon's memorable night under the lights again and again right here!

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