Date: 20th December 2005 at 12:46pm
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Yeah … I’ll take the assist … but you can keep the goal!

Solano:: ‘I won’t be claiming that one, but I will be claiming an assist when Michael Owen put in my free-kick for his second goal. It was a great result for us and we really needed it. We are still ambitious and we want to finish in the top four this season.

‘To tell the truth, it’s never easy at West Ham so this was a big boost for us. Their first goal was a bit messy, but thankfully we scored good goals ourselves through Michael and Alan. They will get all the headlines, but everybody from Shay Given to the front two worked very hard.

‘I did not aim for Michael’s shoulder, but it went in that way and sometimes you need that luck – we got it at West Ham. And if we work hard like this every week the results will continue to come. It was a relief to score after they equalised, but we were all happy with the result.’