Joe Cole came off the bench on Saturday to add the final gloss to West Ham United's 3-0 win over Fulham.
The 32-year-old scored his second goal of the season to add to earlier strikes from Mohamed Diame and Carlton Cole and lift the Hammers three points clear of their visitors.
It all added up to West Ham's first home Barclays Premier League win of the season since the opening day - when he was also on target - and the former Liverpool man was glad to see his namesake Carlton and fellow striker Modibo Maiga test the Cottagers' defence all afternoon.
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"It's always nice to score and I was pleased for Carlton too because I've seen how hard he's worked," he said.
"He had a difficult summer so scoring a goal was a real lift for him and you want your centre forwards to be scoring, because that's the focal point of the game.
"Maiga deserves a special mention too because I thought he was brilliant. He ran them ragged, won a number of flick-ons and gave a good centre-forward's performance. I hope he gets his goal soon because he's back and he's on it.
"The runs they were making gave Stewie Downing, Jarvis, myself and Kevin Nolan the space to play in behind them.
"It was real front-foot football from us. The manager really emphasised that we wanted to get on the front foot - we didn't turn up last week against a very good Chelsea side, so this was a good response."
West Ham are quickly back in action when they travel to Crystal Palace for another London derby on Tuesday and Cole is determined to register successive league wins for the first time since the Hammers' return to the top flight.
He added: "There's no time to enjoy it, but it's certainly better to have a win to go to Crystal Palace with. Our goal is to get back-to-back Premier League wins - if we can do that it could really take our season on."