West Ham striker Andy Carroll couldn’t hide his delight as his first goal at Upton Park gave them an important 1-0 win over Swansea.
The giant Geordie powered home a header after losing Ashley Williams at a corner after 77 minutes to give the Hammers all three points and move them up into 11th place.
And, after a long spell on the sidelines, he was delighted that he was able to net on his first start.
“Getting back out onto the pitch at home, getting 90 minutes and, obviously, getting the winning goal. It’s a great feeling,” said Carroll.
He was also quick to praise the West Ham supporters who have really taken to him since his loan move from Liverpool in the summer.
“The fans are great,” he beamed. “They got behind us and were like our 12th man, helping us along and even with the pressure on they gave us confidence with their singing and cheering us on. It’s great.”