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On This Day: Anton and Yossi wonder goals freeze Fulham


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

A Premier League victory over London rivals Fulham brought plenty of cheer to the Boleyn Ground on this day in 2006, as two incredible goals from Anton Ferdinand and Yossi Benayoun gave West Ham a 2-1 victory. 

Ferdinand opened the scoring for the Hammers with a once in a lifetime strike, a tremendous volley from the edge of the box that flew into the top-left corner. And things got even better just eleven minutes later, when another fine effort put West Ham further in the ascendancy.

Yossi Benayoun received the ball on the edge of the box, twisted and turned to the right-hand side of the area and launched an audacious chip over Antti Niemi, which came off to stunning effect.

The Finland goalkeeper was left rooted as the ball delicately flew over him and ultimately put West Ham clear on the day.

Fulham made West Ham work for their victory in the second half, as Heidar Helguson registered a goal back for the away side. But the Hammers had too much for their London counterparts and managed to see out the game.

Enjoy highlights of those two sensational strikes again here!

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