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Video: Dean Ashton reviews his goals for West Ham

Dean Ashton’s was a c lub-record signing when he moved to West Ham United in January 2006 from Norwich City, Ashton managed 19 goals in 56 appearances for the Irons, before his career was ended early due to injury.

Although the striker’s West Ham spell was brief, Ashton netted some more than noteworthy goals for the Hammers, of which two, in particular, stand out to the former England attacker.

“My most memorable one is the tap-in against Liverpool in the [2006] FA Cup final,” Ashton recollected, with a smile, while watching back his West Ham finishes. “My best ever goal! Worst ever goal or best ever goal, depending on how you look at it.

“That goal came from years and years of constantly going in, in case the ‘keeper spills it. As a 14-year-old, all I heard in training was: ‘Ashton! Go on, in case this goalkeeper spills it! It eventually comes to fruition. 

“The FA Cup final, the biggest game of my life, Pepe Reina spills it and I tap that one in!”

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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter