West Ham United boss Alan Curbishley was delighted with the performances of teenagers James Tomkins and Freddie Sears in Saturday's 1-1 draw at Everton.

Curbishley said: "I've never had any doubts about those two boys. They are very level-headed. I came down to breakfast this morning and they were sitting round a table with 19-year-old Jack Collison.

"Then Mark Noble joined them and he was like the shop steward because he's about a year older. There is a nice spirit when you've got youngsters with you."