Ravel Morrison was all smiles after marking his full West Ham United debut with a well-taken goal in Tuesday's Capital One Cup second-round win over Cheltenham Town.

The 20-year-old midfielder capped a Man of the Match-winning display with the Hammers' winner, twisting and turning before sending an accurate shot into the bottom corner just 38 seconds into the second half.

Making his first start for the Club, Morrison was at the hub of everything good about West Ham's display, creating space and chances with his passing and movement and also winning the free-kick that Ricardo Vaz Te belted in to open the scoring three minutes before the interval.

"In the first 15 minutes, I thought we came out well but they came out well as well and we were under a little bit of pressure," said Morrison. "We didn't know exactly what Cheltenham were going to come with but I thought they played a good game.

"Then, after that, we got our first goal and were very comfortable. We played very well as a team and defended well and got our second goal."

That second goal was scored by Morrison himself, who collected a pass from substitute Stewart Downing before wrong-footing two defenders and sliding an unstoppable low shot past Robins goalkeeper Scott Brown.

"I was going to shoot with my left foot first but I could see I could get more space, so then luckily the space opened up for so I thought 'Just bang it!'."

Morrison has had to be patient in waiting for his full debut, having joined the Hammers in January 2012 and he spent last season on loan at Championship club Birmingham City.

Having returned from St Andrews a more mature and professional person and footballer, the former Manchester United youngster netted six goals in ten pre-season games before being sent on for his Barclays Premier League bow as a substitute in Saturday's goalless draw at Newcastle United.

The No15 has won praise from his team-mates for his fresh approach and he has thanked his fellow Hammers for their support over the past few months.

"When I first came back, I felt like I settled in and the players helped me. They were all looking after me, helping me and pushing me forward and I'm going to try to carry on what I did in pre-season.

"I am really enjoying my football. Hopefully I can get a Premier League start, but let's wait and see."