Nigerian international Emmanuel Emenike got off to a slow start at West Ham failing to score in his first two appearances but that all changed against Blackburn when he bagged a brace on his full debut in the FA Cup.

Emenike’s teammate Manuel Lanzini was full of praise for the 28-year-old striker following the game and was delighted that he broke his duck in the 5-1 victory that saw the Hammers book a place in the FA Cup 6th Round.

Lanzini told the official West Ham website: “Emmanuel is a good player for us and I am very happy for him scoring two goals,” he confirmed. “That’s good for him.”

Emenike joined the Hammers on a six-month loan from Fenerbahce over the summer transfer window and the east London based side have a release clause they can activate until the end of the season.

West Ham take on Sunderland next at Upton Park in the Premier League. Emenike is expected to be in the match day squad but it is unknown if he will start.

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