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Glove story: Not a dry eye as West Ham's hero goalkeeper David Martin hugs club legend dad after marking Premier League debut with clean sheet in victory at in-form Chelsea David Martin made his first Premier League appearance aged 33-years-old  The goalkeeper was emotional at full-time after keeping a clean sheet Martin hopped into the stands to share a tearful hug with his father Alvin  West Ham turned their fortunes around and defeated in-form Chelsea 

By Kieran Gill for the Daily Mail

Published: 22:31 GMT, 1 December 2019 | Updated: 22:56 GMT, 1 December 2019

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West Ham's debutant goalkeeper David Martin hopped over the Stamford Bridge advertising boards and climbed up the stairs, as if he was Pat Cash and this was the 1987 Wimbledon final.

He found his father, Alvin, the club legend who was sat among the journalists in the press box and had just seen his son keep his first Premier League clean sheet.

Both were in tears as they embraced. Journeyman David is 33 years old and only found out on the morning of the match that he would be making his debut.

David Martin was overcome with emotion after keeping a clean sheet on Premier League debut

David Martin was overcome with emotion after keeping a clean sheet on Premier League debut

Martin's West Ham team-mates ran straight up to him to celebrate with him at the final whistle

Martin's West Ham team-mates ran straight up to him to celebrate with him at the final whistle

His pre-match meal was two pieces of toast but he could not bring himself to eat any of it.

Aaron Cresswell, who scored the only goal of the game on Saturday, poked fun at David for his untouched plate. The nerves of replacing Roberto the Ridiculous had him crippled.

You would have never known that by watching his commanding performance against Chelsea.

The West Ham fans loved it. Every save was celebrated. Every catch cheered. 'There's only one David Martin,' they sang. What a relief it was for them to see a goalkeeper doing his job.

He went into the stands to share emotional moment with his Hammers legend father

He went into the stands to share emotional moment with his Hammers legend father

West Ham posted this tweet after the game showing Martin with his father in the stands

West Ham posted this tweet after the game showing Martin with his father in the stands

Fathers and sons who have played for West Ham

Jim Barret (1923-1929) and Jim Barret (1949-1954)

Bill Landsdowne (1956-1963) and Billy Landsdowne (1979-1981)

Ken Brown (1953-1967) and Kenny Brown (1991-1996)

Frank Lampard (1967-1985) and Frank Lampard (1996-2001)

Steve Potts (1985-2002) and Dan Potts (2011-2015)

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