Double joy for Junior

Junior Stanislas insisted there was still a lot of work to be done after celebrating his 20th birthday with a goal in the 5-3 Barclays Premier League victory over Burnley.

The winger netted the Hammers' second in a thrill-a-minute contest at the Boleyn Ground, taking his tally to an impressive nine in 29 appearances for the club.

However, Stanislas, who turned 20 on Thursday, told WHUTV that he and his team-mates were disappointed at conceding three late goals to the Clarets, having earlier romped into a 5-0 lead.

"I'd never played in a game like that before," he said. "There were a lot of goals. There were a lot of goals last week [in the 3-3 draw at Hull City], but this time we've obviously won the game so it's good for us.

"I wasn't even thinking about my birthday when I was out there, because that's gone a couple of days ago. Obviously the boys just dug in and wanted to win.

"Scoring five goals and going five-nil up and then conceding three goals is obviously disappointing, but we haven't won in a while or won that often and we picked up the three points, so that was the main thing.

"At the same time, everybody in the dressing room was disappointed that we conceded the three late goals, as well, because we were hoping for a clean sheet."

Having starred in two FA Cup third-round ties against Chelsea during a loan spell at Southend United last season, Stanislas is now taking aim at another 'Big Four' club in the shape of Manchester United, who visit east London next Saturday.