Carl Jenkinson gives verdict on his first West Ham goal

The Arsenal loanee started the Hammers’ comeback against Sunderland yesterday.

West Ham United defender Carl Jenkinson has admitted that he was happy to get on the scoresheet against Sunderland yesterday, telling the club’s official website that his strike rattled the hosts.

The Arsenal loanee scored his first goal for the Hammers in the 2-2 draw at the Stadium of Light on Saturday, with his strike paving the way for a comeback from the visitors after finding themselves 2-0 down to Dick Advocaat’s men.

Dimitri Payet netted on the hour mark to complete the comeback, with the teams sharing the spoils at the final whistle.

Jenkinson has stated that he was happy to score and to help the team, while also admitting that not keeping the club’s 100 per cent away record was slightly disappointing.

“It’s nice to get on the scoresheet. I don't do it too often, so it’s great,” the defender told the club’s official website.

“I saw Victor [Moses] getting down the line. I've got to try to get in the box sometimes, it came to me and I slotted it home.

“Obviously it was a good time to score just before half-time and I think that rattled them a bit.

“In the second half we just dominated the game. We had chances and just couldn't put the ball in the back of the net. Fair play to Sunderland they dug deep and they got the result.

“We're disappointed that we didn't score again and get three points, but we're on a good little run now and we've not lost in a while. Of course we wanted to win and it's a bit frustrating. Sunderland dug deep and sometimes you have to give the other team a bit of credit.”

West Ham find themselves in fifth place on 14 points currently, with high hopes that this can be a successful campaign for Slaven Bilic’s men.

Jenkinson has been on loan at the Boleyn Ground since the start of last season, with it looking increasingly likely that his future could be at the Hammers rather than with Arsenal.

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