Happy New Sears

Freddie Sears admitted he was tempted to jump into the Bobby Moore Stand after netting his first West Ham United goal in nearly three years.

The 21-year-old kicked-off 2011 with a superb first-time finish to cap the Hammers' 2-0 Barclays Premier League victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The New Year's Day win meant West Ham have now picked up seven points from three matches since Sears was re-called from his loan spell at Scunthorpe United.

After producing impressive displays against Fulham and Everton, the life-long West Ham fan ended a dream week by scoring for the first time since his debut header against Blackburn Rovers on 15 March 2008.

"It was a great feeling. Just to be back playing in West Ham colours is a better feeling but to get the win and to get the goal was great. There is a great feeling around the place and the dressing room is buzzing.

"My first and last goal was obviously on my debut so it's been a long time coming. It was against Blackburn two or three years ago but I've played a few games since then and been out on loan and now I've got the second goal.

"I scored a goal at Palace that got disallowed but this is my first senior goal since my debut. It was great to score in front of the Bobby Moore Stand and I must admit I nearly jumped in there with the fans!"

Saturday's success lifted West Ham off the bottom of the table and into 15th place ahead of Wednesday's trip to Newcastle United.

With the Hammers heading to Tyneside unbeaten in four matches, Sears knows it is important that they keep that confidence-boosting run going at St James' Park.

"If you look at the table now we've pushed up to 15th, but it's so tight and everyone is beating everyone at the minute, so we've got to kept getting points and working our way up the table.

"Hopefully we can keep winning games. We've had three hard games but we've done well and we've all dug in and worked hard and got good points. We need to keep doing that."