Defoe's Delight

Jermain Defoe insists that it is the three points won on Sunday that matters to him more than the personal satisfaction of getting his first ever Premiership goal.
Asked if he could be West Ham's answer to Ole Gunnar Solksaer, he says:
"I don't know about that, but I'm just glad that we got three points; that's nine points in a week, which we were looking for.
"All the lads are happy, and the manager is, too.
"Even if I hadn't scored and we'd won the game I'm just happy we got the three points."
His goal was much needed in the end, with former West Ham midfielder Matt Holland grabbing a late, spectacular, goal for Ipswich to reduce the arrears.
"I had a feeling I was going to score, I don't know why," says Jermain of his brief substitute appearance.
"I was warming up, there were eight minutes to go and I thought 'I'm not going to get on.'
"Then he called me over when there were five minutes to go and I thought that there was still enough time to try and nick a goal.
"Thankfully I got a chance and took it; I was waiting for the keeper to go down and I just thought 'I'm going to slot it past him.'
"It was just great to see it hit the back of the net."
Thankfully Jermain did go for goal, because, by the stage in the game when he came on, there were signs that the team was playing just to keep possession.
"My first touch was when I got it by the corner flag, and I thought I'd just slow it down and try to kill a bit of time," he says.
"I have had chances to score before, and especially the other day against Chelsea.
"Even though the keeper did well I thought I should have scored.
"I'm just glad I got my first one and hopefully it will be the first of many.
"I always said to myself just keep on working in training and it will come."
He admits it isn't easy being a 'supersub' though he accepts the situation.
"Premiership games are always quick and to get into the pace of the game coming on late is quite difficult," he says.
Not that Jermain's strike drew anything other than ribbing from older colleagues.
"The keeper went down too early," was David James' tongue in cheek verdict while there was an "about time too" from Simon Webster...