Iain Dowie

On This Day: Dowie at the double in League Cup win

Iain Dowie scored twice as West Ham United roared past Nottingham Forest in the League Cup third round on this day in 1996.

The Northern Ireland international centre-forward broke the deadlock with a close-range finish from Hugo Porfirio's low cross on 16 minutes, before Colin Cooper's flying header leveled matters just before the half-hour mark.

Dowie doubled his tally to put West Ham back in front at the Boleyn Ground eleven minutes after half-time, latching onto another Porfirio pass to slot the ball under the advancing Mark Crossley.

Portuguese playmaker Porfirio then got a goal of his own, with Dowie assisting with a clever backheel inside the Forest penalty area, before Alf-Inge Haaland fouled Stan Lazaridis and Julian Dicks slammed the resulting penalty past Crossley.

Watch all the goals from a fine cup win here...


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