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West Ham fans react on Twitter to Joey O'Brien's first Premier League goal

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Joey O'Brien scored his first ever Premier League goall last night, as West Ham battled back to claim a 1-1 draw with Stoke.

Joey O'Brien has lifted a major metaphoric millstone from around his neck, he can now say he has scored in the Premier League.

At 26, with close to 90 top flight appearances to his name, it could not have been better timed. For me at least; It was this weekend I decided to bring him into my Fantasy Football team.

Joey, you have a fan for life now here for that immaculate piece of timing.

It's been an excellent season for the defender, who was recalled to the Republic of Ireland international squad in August, his first call-up in four years, although he is yet to feature in qualifiers.

So what did West Ham fans make of his goal last night? Here's a look at how they reacted on Twitter, with fans from other clubs also weighing in too.

@whu_jc: Joey O'Brien - Mediocre right back by day; Goal scoring extrodanaire by night

@peterkiely12: Joey o brien should be playin with ireland to be fair, havin a great season!!

@ianomc22: delighted for Joey O'Brien hopefully he stays injury free great defender

@maxbuckley2495: Joey O'Brien is playing out of his skin!

@osborno1: Joey O Brien for golden boot

@fmapstone: The first sign of the apocalypse, joey o'brien scoring a goal

@jamesabbott09: He scores when he wants He scores when he wannnntts Joey O'brienhe score when he wants

@joshallison94: Well played Joey O'brien

@peterdarlington: A goal for Joey O'Brien. That's not something you hear everyday...#WestHam

@gisgoos12: How long before Joey O'Brien is back firmly in the Irish setup? If he can play under Big Sam, he can play under Trap! #PutEmUnderPressure

@mlap75 During an away game at Bolton a few years ago, I declared Joey O'Brien as the worst premiership player I'd ever seen. Who's laughing now.

@browningkurtis: What is going on with football at the moment! West Brom 4th now Joey.O'brien, one of the worst players in the league scores!

@trapdelaneyout: Joey O'Brien nets for The Hammers -another one behind McShane in Traps pepping order . #trapout

@alfieking_: Joey O'Brien has now scored more goals for west ham than Andy Carroll has #Slackin #Lackin

What do you make of Joey O'Brien's performances this season? Is he one of the league's most underrated players?

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