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Paolo Di Canioandapos;s Wimbledon wonder strike for West Ham: One of the Premier League greats - 20 years ago today

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However, one goal that will stick in the memories for West Ham fans is Paolo Di Canio's stunning strike against Wimbledon which occurred exactly 20 years ago on March 26 2000.

Di Canio's strike - a truly iconic moment in West Ham folklore - ensured Harry Redknapp's side secured a 2-1 win, Frederic Kanoute with the other goal.



An abundance of astonishing goals have graced the Premier League throughout its history; Wayne Rooney's stunning Newcastle volley and Denis Bergkamp's turn and finish being examples.



It could have gone anywhere, but it went right in the far corner.” Di Canio scored 51 goals in 135 appearances for West Ham and goes down as one of their most notorious and talented players of all time.

It was also named the greatest in Boleyn Ground history and given a special honour during the stadium's closing ceremony.

Where many would have simply taken a touch, Di Canio - from the acutest of angles - jumped and scissor kicked the ball with the outside of his foot into the far corner.

Take a look at the quite brilliant strike: Di Canio, reflecting on the goal, told West Ham's official website: “The Wimbledon goal was very good!” he smiled.
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