West Ham United boss Gianfranco Zola was delighted with Carlton Cole's performance in yesterday's victory over Stoke City.

Zola paid tribute to striker Cole for scoring one goal and setting up another and is pleased his extra one-to-one tuition on finishing is paying off.

"It's not down to me, it's all him," Zola added. "He kept working and having belief and he's getting the rewards he deserves.

"Even if he doesn't score he gives something important to the team."