Dean Ashton´s first goal since the 2006 FA Cup final put the gloss on an emphatic first home win of the season for West Ham as they dispatched Middlesbrough 3-0.

The striker, who missed the whole of last term with a broken ankle, put his injury nightmare behind him by adding to strikes from Lee Bowyer and Luke Young´s own-goal.

Tuncay hit the crossbar and Jeremie Aliadiere rattled an upright for Middlesbrough, but the Hammers ran out deserved winners at Upton Park.

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