The midfielder linked up with Andy Carroll to score the Hammers' second at Upton Park and dedicated his achievement to two recently passed relatives.
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"Hopefully I'm not finished yet; I'm looking for 101 now and that's the main thing. It won't hit me for a few days but I'll be able to look back, really enjoy it and savour the moment."
The 30-year-old's combination with Carroll continued a fruitful partnership after their previous time together at Newcastle and Nolan was quick to praise the centre forward.
"We have combined for quite a few goals," the skipper recalled. "He keeps reminding me and saying that it's never the other way around!
"The big man's been fantastic since he's come back into the team. He's looking really sharp and fit - he had another couple of good chances on Saturday.
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"We feel we can score against anyone and cause anyone problems. I'm delighted that he's here and I'm hoping he will be for as long as I'm here."
Nolan also hailed the success of keeping a clean sheet against the Latics, setting themselves up for a fine end to the campaign.
"There's not a lot of things more satisfying than walking off that pitch with no goals conceded," he enthused. "Another clean sheet is brilliant - the back four were fantastic with us in front working our socks off.
"We can enjoy it but you have to remember we still have games in the Premier League to play. We're five unbeaten and we want to carry that on until the end of the season."