Reece Oxford and West Ham youngsters celebrate after cup final win, David Gold reacts

West Ham United Gate

West Ham United's Under-21's beat Hull City on penalties on Wednesday evening.

West Ham United's youngsters are in party mode today, having beaten Hull City on penalties on Wednesday evening to win the Barclays U21 Premier League Cup final.

The Hammers won the first leg 1-0 at Upton Park last week thanks to a last-gasp goal from striker Djair Parfitt-Williams, and headed to the KC Stadium on Wednesday to try and seal the deal.

It looked like Terry Westley's development squad were on their way to an aggregate win as the game headed towards a 0-0 draw, but Will Annan smashed home a late goal for Hull, tying the game up at 1-1 on aggregate.

The game went all the way to penalties, and with West Ham scoring all of theirs, Raphael Spiegel saved Daniel Batty's spot kick, leaving Martin Samuelsen to stroke home his penalty and win the cup for West Ham's youngsters.

Having previously brought through the likes of Rio Ferdinand, Glen Johnson, Michael Carrick, Frank Lampard, Joe Cole and Jermain Defoe, West Ham will now be excited about the prospect of another generation of young stars.

After the final whistle, those young players took to Twitter to celebrate their cup final win, with the likes of Spiegel, Reece Oxford and Marcus Browne all posting messages to fans.

West Ham co-chairman David Gold also took to Twitter, claiming that 'the future looks bright' for West Ham, and praised coach Terry Westley for his work with the team.

Are you excited about West Ham's future after this cup win?

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