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Reece Burke thrilled with West Ham matchwinner

Reece Burke was thrilled to prove West Ham's matchwinner in last night's FA Cup triumph over Shrewsbury.

The Newham-born lifelong West Ham United fan fired the Hammers through to the Emirates FA Cup fourth round with an extra-time winner to finally see of Shrewsbury at London Stadium.

“I was over the moon! I just thought I'd keep my eyes on it and hit it as hard as I can and it went in, so I was really pleased," the defender told whufc.com. “I had goose bumps when the ball went in and if you watch my celebration, I didn't know what to do!

“I've got 14 of my family here watching, so they'll be very happy for me, and I'm sure my Dad will be buzzing. It's unbelievable to score for my Club, where I'm from, and it was really needed.

“We would have like to have won the game in normal time, but it obviously went to extra-time and we didn't really want penalties. I'm pleased to have got the winner and we're through to the next round, so happy days!"

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