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EMENIKE: I COULD HAVE SCORED MORE

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West Ham United striker Emmanuel Emenike says he could have scored more on his first full start for The club despite scoring a brace in their 5-1 win over Blackburn Rovers in the Emirates FA Cup quarterfinal.

Emenike said: “I could have had more but I want to thank god for today and for the victory. I also want to thank the management.

“The game was open when it was ten against ten and we could have scored more. I am happy with my goals and for the team.”

His teammate and captain Mark Noble has nothing but praise for the way Emenike has settled into his new surroundings and took his chance straight away.

Noble said: “Obviously we lost out on Andy (Carroll) during the week but Emenike has come in and has been great for us today.

“I have said what I think about him. He is a top player and a top pro. To be fair Dimitri has been there and scored goals but Emenike has come in for his first start and to get a couple of goals in the FA Cup is fantastic for him.

“He has waited a long time to get this move into the Premier League and I am over the moon for him. You can see how happy he is.

“You can see the options we had from the bench today with Songy and Manuel coming on which is great. We are looking strong. It was a tough opening 20 minutes and it was what we expected from a proud club but we got hold of the game and got back into it with a couple of bits of magic.”