West Ham United beat Tottenham Hotspur 3-2 in League Cup action last night.
West Ham pulled off a shock victory at Spurs, after coming from behind to pick up the three points.
The Hammers were thoroughly outplayed in the first half of the contest, and fell 2-0 down without putting up much of a fight.
At that point it seemed that Slaven Bilic’s side were set to fall to another defeat, but they turned things around in the second period.
West Ham showed a great deal of fighting spirit to rescue the match, and progress to the next round.
Andre Ayew netted a brace, before Angelo Ogbonna headed home from a corner to secure the victory.
And Rice’s composed performance at the back impressed West Ham fans, who were thankful for the youngster’s passion.
Another solid performance @_DeclanRice! Keep taking those chances when they come & you’ll go on to big things!— HammersFan02380 (@HammersFan02380) October 26, 2017
@_DeclanRice 2nd half the way you kept your composure son was superb! Will only benefit you going forward brilliant!— BLEWITT (@DARREN3BLEWITT) October 26, 2017
Declan Rice MUST START the game against Palace on the weekend. #WHUFC— WHUFC Bulletin (@whufcbulletin) October 26, 2017
Thought Edmilson Fernandes and Declan Rice have both done well. We should bring in more youngsters.— Ash (@hxmmerboy) October 26, 2017
Declan Rice is a class act, his passion is unreal and exactly what we need at the club at the moment— Joe Braden (@JPB1895_) October 26, 2017
Declan Rice has so much of Bobby Moore about him! Another couple of seasons and the Hammers should have a Top Top Player on its hands!— James Fitzgerald (@isafitzzz) October 25, 2017
You were unreal tonight thrown in at the deep end and handled it perfectly keep working bro and you will be first team in no time #COYI— Joseph Sammut (@SammutJoseph) October 25, 2017
@_DeclanRice Future West Ham legend. The fans genuinely believe that keep working— Sammy King (@SammyKing96) October 25, 2017
@_DeclanRice will lead West Ham one day. Born leader.— Nick Marsh (@MarshyBoy26) October 25, 2017
The passion at the end. Remarkable. Superb performance
Rice could now keep his place in West Ham’s team for their next Premier League match, which comes against Crystal Palace at the weekend.