Idris Kanu comments on Twitter after netting dramatic winner for West Ham under-21s

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West Ham youngster Idris Kanu scored a winner for the under-21 side last night.

West Ham youngster Idris Kanu scored a winner for the under-21 side last night, just five minutes after coming off the bench.

Kanu is just 16-years-old, and stepped up to convert a penalty in injury time against Stoke City - netting past a player who is 39, experienced goalkeeper Shay Given.

The striker had only come on as an 85th minute substitute, on for recent addition Sam Ford, with the game goalless.

Kanu sent a message on Twitter after the game expressing his delight at the strike.

 

It was just the second appearance Kanu has made for the under-21s this season, and this goal should certainly earn him a few more.

The teenager showed real composure in a big moment, illustrating that the trust placed in him to take the penalty in the first place was correct.

He still a raw prospect who remains a way off the first team, but Kanu is a name to watch over the next few seasons, who could potentially turn out at the Olympic Stadium in the future.

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