Reece Burke scored his first competitive goal for West Ham United to see off Shrewsbury Town in the FA Cup last night.
League One minnows Shrewsbury gave an excellent account of themselves over two legs, first holding West Ham to a 0-0 draw at New Meadow and then forcing extra time by holding the Hammers to another 0-0.
And it took until the 112th minute before West Ham could finally penetrate Shrewsbury’s armour.
Reece Burke, a boyhood West Ham fan, was the man to do it.
When fellow youngster Toni Martinez latched onto a loose ball from an uncleared corner and diverted it towards Burke, the 21-year-old lashed home a half volley off the underside of the bar to give West Ham the all important goal.
Burke tweeted after the game that he had been dreaming about this moment since he was a young boy and that he would never forget the goal.
Here are how West Ham fans reacted after Burke scored the winner last night.
Hard work is paying off. Glad to see you back in the Claret and Blue, long may it continue ⚒
— Club. West Ham (@ClubdeWestHam) January 16, 2018
Congratulations Reece, well deserved! ⚒️⚒️⚒️
— 父 George Karby 父 (@GeorgeKarby) January 17, 2018
Well done Reece you caught it sweet!! May u score many more now for the mighty irons!! ⚒
Well deserved mate keep working hard we love you here COYI⚒
— Joshua (@SchroerJr) January 17, 2018
Well done Reece!! Hopefully the first of many we will see you score ⚒
— Gemma Rowling (@GemmaRowling) January 17, 2018
Congrats @ReeceBurke great goal. What dreams are made of
Cracking goal lad. What every boy dreams of doing for their team.