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Doku elated after netting first City goal in West Ham win

Doku elated after netting first City goal in West Ham win
Jeremy Doku has expressed his delight after scoring his first goal for the club to spark a comeback Premier League victory at the London Stadium.

The Hammers took the lead against the run of play in the first-half through James Ward-Prowse after Doku was dispossessed, but the Belgian levelled within 60 seconds of the restart to ignite a stunning City comeback.

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Bernardo Silva flicked us ahead expertly before Erling Haaland secured the three points with just under five minutes left of normal time by firing us 1-3 ahead.

Doku, who was named Player of the Match after an electric display, was overjoyed after his first goal for the club.

"It means a lot. A lot. Especially after their goal," he said.

"I wanted to do something back, something good, and I scored and helped the team and I’m happy for that.

"I think we reacted very well. We had a lot of chances in the first-half without scoring but we kept on going. They scored a goal, I had bad touch, so I was disappointed.

"We reacted well and kept on playing and after that we scored three goals and had a good game.

"I enjoyed it [against Vladimir Coufal]. I had a lot of one on ones, the coach knows i’m good at that.

"We go for one on ones. I tried to do it and it worked. I enjoyed the game against him."

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The winger made his debut before the international break in our convincing 5-1 victory over Fulham.

The 21-year-old believes that his performance today was only a glimmer of what he has to offer.

"He [Guardiola] said the first game I was a little bit shy, and now I’m not, and I agree.

"I showed a little bit more today of what I’m capable of. I was less shy today.

"I’m not realising yet but I’m enjoying it a lot. It’s a big moment for me and my family.

"Hopefully we can win a lot of games and trophies and I can score a lot of goals."

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