West Ham United striker, Emmanuel Emenike, was estatic to have scored a brace in his first full start for The Hammers, but said he could have scored more after they thrashed Blackburn 5-1 to set up a Emirates FA Cup Quarter-final clash against the winner of the Shrewsbury vs Man United replay game.
Emenike, 27, tapped home at the far post to score on his first start for the club in the 64th minute of the encounter and when on to beat the offside trap before blasting home at the near post after a nice step over for his second West Ham goal.
“I could have had more, but I want to thank God for today and for the victory. I also want to thank the management," Emenike told West Ham United official website.
“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.”
The Fenerbache loanee also earned the praise of his skipper Mark Noble.
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.”
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