A lot of West Ham fans are debating who has scored the side’s best ever goal after the club tweeted out a graphic of Paolo Di Canio’s famous goal and called it the greatest ever for the Hammers.
It was scored on March 26th 2000 against Wimbledon at the Boleyn Ground in a 2-1 victory, via West Ham. The Italian’s goal was the first of the match and after a great diagonal ball by Trevor Sinclair, the forward decided to unleash a powerful volley into the opposite corner, giving the goalkeeper no chance to save it.
The iconic strike goes down in English football history as one of the great moments, however some fans believe that former players Andy Carroll and Dimitri Payet deserve to be involved in the debate for their fantastic efforts, which both came against fellow Premier League side Crystal Palace.
Fans have seen some great goals over the years, but the club feels as if the Di Canio one tops the others, perhaps just for the sheer confidence from the forward to attempt such a strike.
Here are what fans had to say following the tweet:
Twenty years ago today Paolo Di Canio scored our greatest ever goal ✨ pic.twitter.com/EPtZAeo7bF
— West Ham United (@WestHam) March 26, 2020
Andy Carroll does not agree. pic.twitter.com/uKntqJB83I
— chris clement (@bart_clement) March 26, 2020
— Jonas Nyborg (@JonasNyborg) March 26, 2020
For me personally…..This is my favourite ever goal. Technique from Di Canio is flawless! Proud my old childhood friend @trevor8sinclair made the assist👏
— Nick Knack (@Th3Knack) March 26, 2020
As much as i love this goal and always will, is it our best ever goal ? i dont even think it was Paolo’s best goal, are we forgetting that goal against chelsea ? Carrolls over head kick against Palace ? I can continue …
— William M. Buttlicker (@Billy_Dawson01) March 26, 2020
What about Dmitri Payet ?
— Amlan Sahoo (@amlansahoo07) March 26, 2020
Sensational goal have to watch it at least four times a year. What a goal. What a player. What a team COYI
— Steve (@49whufc_smh) March 26, 2020
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