West Ham striker Cole happy with Man Utd goal

Carlton Cole was happy with his goal for West Ham United in defeat at Manchester United. Cole scored after coming off the bench.

Carlton Cole was happy with his goal for West Ham United in defeat at Manchester United.

Cole scored after coming off the bench.

He told whufc.com: "We wanted to at least get a result from the game, so the gloss is taken off scoring at Old Trafford.

"For the goal Van [Maiga] picked up the ball in midfield, they got turned and when you're playing with two strikers one goes to the ball and one pulls away.

"He saw my run, I was kept onside by their left-back [Alexander Buttner], so I ran along his line and behind the centre-back and right-back. It was a lovely timed ball and I was in.

"I saw the goalkeeper coming up towards me with his legs wide open, so I made up my mind to go through his legs.

"He put his knees down to try and close the gap, and it just went through that, so I hit it in a good place and I'm happy with that goal because I've been practicing one-on-ones. I did about 10 or 20 in a row, just before the Tottenham game so I'm happy that came off.

"I just wish it was a bit earlier so we could have done something with it."

 
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