West Ham United teenage striker Freddie Sears admits he is delighted to have struck his first Premiership goal in their victory over Blackburn Rovers.

"I'm delighted," he said. "When the manager said to me: 'Freddie, get ready,' I was a bit shocked but it just went from there. I wasn't nervous. The atmosphere and the fans spurred me on.

"It was a great feeling, it was unbelievable."

Sears also told WHUTV: "It was the best thing that could have happened. I come on, got my first early touch. Then I had a shot and it come back so I headed it in. It was a great feeling. It was unbelievable ... especially at home as well at Upton Park as a West Ham fan."

The homegrown talent had plenty of support on the day, revealing "my Mum and Dad were in the stands, a few friends and family and my mates were all around" and in typically unassuming fashion summed up his day by claiming - "I am delighted, it was a good debut."