David Gold reflects on those pictures of him celebrating Carroll winner

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The West Ham co-owner freely admits he got carried away in the moment.

West Ham United co-owner David Gold has nothing but pride after seeing pictures of how he celebrated Andy Carroll's winner against Chelsea last weekend, according to the club's official website.

Gold celebrated very passionately indeed but he isn't embarrassed in the slightest.

And he says it was as though time moved in slow motion when West Ham scored the goal that sealed a 2-1 win over the Blues, sending the directors' box onto cloud nine.

Gold wrote in West Ham's 'from the boardroom' column: "Finally, I enjoyed seeing the picture doing the rounds on social media this week of us all celebrating Andy Carroll’s winner wildly in the Directors’ Box.

"I think the picture demonstrates the whole tension of the day. As Andy rose to score with a brilliant header time almost moved in slow motion. That was the winning goal and we knew it. Forgive me but I got a little carried away!"

It's as important as ever for West Ham to maintain momentum against Watford this Premier League weekend, with there even being a chance to go top of the table.

Beating Chelsea at home - as well as the Hammers' string of other impressive victories so far this term - is one thing but it's the tough away days against clubs that don't come with as much of a reputation that could provide the toughest tests.

West Ham faced a similar situation at Crystal Palace two weeks ago but, to their credit, also came away with all three points there.

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