Arsenal loanee Krystian Bielik on why he celebrated his winner at Southend with the Charlton bench

Krystian Bielik sprinted straight to the Charlton bench after powering home Saturday’s winner at Southend United.

The bullet header, the first goal of his senior career, earned the Addicks a 2-1 victory at Roots Hall, which was also their first away win of the season.

The winner added to Lyle Taylor’s opening goal and, after the game, 20-year-old Bielik explained why he headed straight to the dugout after hitting the net.

“I didn’t really know what to do or where to go because I’ve never scored before,” smiled Bielik. “I just ran to the bench because I have a good relationship with all the boys and I thought it would be good to celebrate together.

“I know I probably should have gone to our fans; sorry! They [our fans] are unbelievable. Hopefully we can see the same support when we play at home.

“I heard Southend is like a small derby game. I hope the fans will support every day like Saturday.”

On the goal itself, Bielik admitted that he was delighted to have shaken off his maker to head home.

He said: “I was quite sad because the biggest centre-back was marking me at the corner. I was thinking how to lose him.

“It was a great delivery from Josh and I need to thank him for that. The players are saying it was a great header.

“It’s the first win for us since I came. I’m very happy that I could help my teammates, I scored the second goal and we won the game, which is the most important thing for me.”

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