David Martin breaks down in tears after West Ham beat Chelsea on Premier League debut

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West Ham pulled off a shock 1-0 win against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon.

The Hammers went into the game on an eight-game winless run.

But they took the lead when Aaron Cresswell netted minutes after half-time.

And Manuel Pellegrini's men held on for a memorable three points over their London rivals.

It was a fairytale day for Hammers goalkeeper, David Martin.

The 33-year-old has had a journeyman career. He's played for 11 clubs and has spent the majority of his career in League One with MK Dons.

He made the move to West Ham this summer, his boyhood club, and was expected to be a third-choice goalkeeper.

But, following Lukasz Fabianski's injury and Roberto's nightmare stint in goal, he was given his first Premier League start on Saturday.

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He performed admirably as he kept a clean sheet and helped his side to all three points.

And it all proved too much for him at full-time. He fell to his knees and burst into tears as emotional overcame him.

His teammates then ran to console him as they celebrated their win together.

Martin then had a touching moment with his father.

Alvin Martin played for West Ham during his playing days and watched on as his son helped his side to the win.

And David made sure to go up into the stands and celebrate with his father after the game.

Martin spoke about his debut and his touching moment with his father after the game.

"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," he said, per the Metro.


"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."

What a story. Martin and his family will remember this day for the rest of their lives.

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