West Ham fans react on Twitter to Reece Oxford's performance

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16-year-old Reece Oxford made his West Ham debut in the Europa League.

West Ham's Europa League cruise against Andorran side Lusitanos will not be remembered by many, but for teenager Reece Oxford he will never forget it.

New boss Slaven Bilic showed his faith in the 16-year-old, by selecting him to start the match, and was not let down.

Oxford played in both midfield and defence, and appeared composed throughout, that by watching you would never have assumed it was his first ever senior game.

The England under-17 captain was not afraid to leave his foot in either, booked after half an hour for a mistimed challenge, but showed his discipline by ensuring there was no second yellow to come on his debut. 

He certainly did enough to suggest he is deserving of more opportunities before the Premier League season begins, and could even play a role in the 2015/16 season.

West Ham won the game 3-0, with two goals from striker Diafra Sakho in the first half, followed by a third from defender James Tomkins.

Oxford's performance had West Ham fans raving about his current ability and future potential, with a Rio Ferdinand comparison cropping up.

Here is a look at the reaction on Twitter...

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