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It was seven years ago today ...


Filed: Monday, 28th January 2008
By: Matthew O'Greel


... that West Ham United completed one of the biggest FA Cup upsets in recent times, beating reigning Premiership champions Manchester United 1-0 at Old Trafford.

Paolo Di Canio's 76th minute goal - scored in front of 9,000 delirious travelling Hammers - was enough to defeat a side who were, at the time, possibly the best side in Europe, if not the world.

Alex Ferguson's side went on to win the league again that season and make the quarter finals of the 'Champions League', but on a freezing cold January day they were no match for a Hammers side made up of emerging talents, aging stars and loanees.

You can relive that famous moment by clicking here; for the record, the Hammers team that day was:

Shaka Hislop; Sebastien Schemmel; Nigel Winterburn; Stuart Pearce; Hannu Tihinen; Christian Dailly; Frank Lampard, Joe Cole (substituted for Ian Pearce, 89 minutes); Michael Carrick; Freddie Kanoute; Paolo Di Canio (substituted for Ragnvald Soma, 88 minutes).

(Unused subs: Craig Forrest; Steve Potts; John Moncur).





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by Upton Spark
01:40AM 30th Jan 2008
''Just made me remember all over again how much I loved Paolo. Thanks ...''

by Mark
09:32AM 29th Jan 2008
''I will never ever forget that day. I felt my heart was gonna burst out of my chest and the looks on the Mancs' faces as we left the ground was pure magic ...''

by Jamie
05:15PM 28th Jan 2008
''9000 travelling away fans ... no mention of me, the West Ham fan who cheered whilst sat in the home stand!''

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