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West Ham fans on Twitter react to On This Day video featuring Dean Ashton

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West Ham posted a video on Twitter on Sunday, marking 12 years to the day since a seemingly-unassuming 2-1 victory over Blackburn Rovers in at Upton Park.

You may remember, though, that this was the match Freddie Sears burst onto the scene, netting that late diving header off the bench on his debut and then failing to have any major impact in east London in the following years.

But it wasn’t Sears that fellow were focussing on in the comments, but rather Dean Ashton, who poached a sublime 39th-minute equaliser that day.

Supporters were keen to share the love for the 36-year-old who, according to one fan, is the best striker to have ever played for the club.

There’s little doubt that Ashton could have been something very special if it wasn’t for that ankle injury…

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