On This Day: Cottee strike downs Dons


Taking a look back at a classic West Ham United moment on this day in history, in association with RoadX Tyres...

Tony Cottee scored his first goal of the 1995/96 Premier League season on this day exactly 25 years ago.

Michael Hughes' through ball found Australian midfielder Robbie Slater, whose shot was saved by Wimbledon goalkeeper Paul Health, but Cottee showed his predatory instincts to follow up and lob the loose ball into the unguarded net.

Cottee's 18th-minute strike turned out to be the only goal of the game as Harry Redknapp's side grabbed a 1-0 win over the Dons.

The victory was part of a five-match unbeaten run and came during a decent season for the Hammers, who finished tenth in the table with 51 points.

Watch the match-winning goal again in our video above.

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