Sears delighted to end drought
Freddie Sears was delighted after ending his long goal drought to help West Ham beat Wolves.
Last Updated: 01/01/11 6:42pm
Freddie Sears was delighted after ending his long goal drought to help West Ham beat Wolves and climb out of the Premier League drop zone.
The 21-year-old scored on his debut for the Hammers back in March 2008 but had failed to find the net since.
But he was a threat all afternoon at Upton Park and had an effort cleared off the line by Richard Staerman in the first period.
Following a Ronald Zubar own goal, he then netted the crucial second with 11 minutes remaining to help Avram Grant's side off the bottom and into 15th in the table.
The 21-year-old, a product of the club's academy and lifelong Hammers fan, told Sky Sports: "It was great, a great feeling obviously to get the goal and to get the three points as well.
"The three points are the most important but personally for me it was a great time to get my second goal in the Premier League."
The Hammers have taken eight points from their last four games to get out of the drop zone and Sears said the dressing room was buzzing.
"The boys are really happy at the minute, so a real buzz around the place," he said.
Sears believed Zubar's own goal on 51 minutes gave the Hammers the impetus to go on and win the game.
He said: "I think we worked hard, we pressed them, we tried to play football as well.
"I think the only thing that was missing in the first half was the goal and as soon as we got the goal second half we really put it to them and made them make mistakes, like they did for the goal and that really gave us our lift."