West Ham United defender Winston Reid is enjoying his first season in England.

The New Zealand star gave his best performance for West Ham since joining this summer in Monday's 5-1 FA Cup victory over Burnley.

However, within hours of the final whistle, news about Tuesday's devastating ­earthquake in Christchurch began to filter through.

Reid, 22, said: "The game is put into ­perspective. Most of my family still live there so it was very unsettling. It was good my family are OK, but there are lots of ­people who have died."

As for life at West Ham, he added: "After a tough start to the season with being injured, the League is everything I thought it would be."

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