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...
Reece Oxford looks to be an amazing prospect. Will be one of England's best CBs #whufc— West Ham Dave 父 (@middleman20) July 2, 2015
Oxford looks a decent prospect seems very composed on ball #coyi— Gal -WHUFC (@1972whufc) July 2, 2015
So can't wait to see Oxford making that move into the 1st team regular going to be a class player #COYI— Karl white (@Karl_W182) July 2, 2015
Reece Oxford, looking like a really promising youth. So comfortable and composed #COYI— Ryan Strutton (@StruttonRyan) July 2, 2015
Reece Oxford, future England World Cup winning captain— Alf (@AlfieMac_10) July 2, 2015