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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