Why West Ham goalkeeper was in tears at the end of the game

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Chelsea couldn’t get the three points at the Bridge this evening as the Blues were beaten by Londoners West Ham.

Chelsea fell to an Aaron Cresswell goal shortly after the restart and the scoreline could have been worse had VAR not ruled out Michail Antonio’s goal for handball in the second half.

Meanwhile, West Ham shotstopper David Martin was in tears after helping West Ham record a first win since September 22.

The 33-year-old is West Ham’s third choice goalkeeper and was only making his Premier League debut at 33. He fell to the ground after the final whistle and was in tears and had to be picked up by his West Ham team-mates as the away side clinched a shock 1-0 victory at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

Martin did well in goal and helped the Hammers secure the three points.

After celebrating with his team-mates, Martin ran up to the press box where his father – West Ham legend Alvin – was watching on.

Martin revealed that he couldn’t eat before the game as he said: “I was struggling to eat for two days, Cressa [Ryan Cresswell] was laughing at me because my plate was taken away because I couldn’t eat my food.”

On his reaction after the match, Martin said: “It still doesn’t feel real. I’m just pleased got through it, I didn’t let anyone down and actually I enjoyed it in the end.

“My dad didn’t say much – I think we were both in tears! For my dad to play for the club for 21 years and see it, and for me to make my debut, keep clean sheet and get win for the boys, it is so pleasing.”

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