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On This Day: Hartson double boosts Harry's Hammers


Taking a look back at a classic West Ham United moment on this day in history, in association with Basset & Gold...

John Hartson scored twice as West Ham United came from a goal down to beat Coventry City 3-1 on this day in 1997.

The Welsh centre forward, who would join the Sky Blues for a short spell in 2001, equalised with a well-taken strike after Dion Dublin had put Coventry in front with a looping header.

Hartson played his part in West Ham's second, too, being fouled by Richard Shaw before Julian Dicks' free-kick was flicked on by Paul Kitson into the path of Rio Ferdinand, who scored from close-range.

And the 21-year-old complete the scoring with a superb left-foot second half strike that gave Steve Ogrizovic no chance in the Coventry goal.

The win helped Harry Redknapp's side rise to 15th in the table and ultimately stay in the Premier League.

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