On this day: Mad Dog pounces at Ayresome Park


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

On this day in history 30 years ago, West Ham United midfielder Martin 'Mad Dog' Allen settled a fiercely-fought contest against Middlesbrough on Tyneside.

The popular midfielder, who had only joined the Hammers the previous summer, was quickest to react when Julian Dicks' long-range piledriver was parried out by Stephen Pears.

Having made no mistake with the finish, Allen wheeled away to celebrate in front of the travelling supporters, a crucial goal which granted Club legend Billy Bonds his first win as West Ham United manager.

Allen and the Irons went on to finish seventh that season and enjoy a run to the League Cup semi-finals, before winning promotion to the top-flight under Bonds the following campaign.

Relive Allen's classic moment in West Ham United history in our video above!

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