The Hammers academy graduate scored twice for the London Stadium side in their EFL Trophy clash last night.
A number of West Ham United fans have been commenting on Twitter about the Hammers Under-21s’ EFL Trophy clash at Cheltenham Town and academy youngster Dan Kemp received praise for his two-goal haul against the Robins.
The 20-year-old opened the scoring in the 11th minute, finishing off some great work by Joe Powell, Anthony Scully and Nathan Holland, who had squared the ball for his teammate to tap into the empty net.
Although Cheltenham drew level through Jonte Smith, West Ham’s Holland was once again the architect for the visitors to retake the lead, getting the better of Sean Long and playing a ball across the box that Kemp slammed home just past the half-hour mark.
There was one more goal to come for the Hammers, through Bernardo Rosa’s strike on the edge of the area for a 3-1 half-time lead, although unfortunately for Dmitri Halajko’s side, they could not retain that lead following the interval and ended up falling to a 4-3 defeat.
Here is what was said on social media about Kemp’s first-half display:
Yes Kempy! @DanKemp11 !— Tommy Wathen (@tommywathen) 8 October 2019
GIVE KEMPY A CHANCE IN THE FIRST TEAM!!!— Korben (@KorbenPW) 8 October 2019
Get him in the first team. At least on the bench, yous are taking the piss out of an immensely talented footballer.— | | (@RhianTheRed) 8 October 2019
Get him on the bench ffs, what’s the point in playing with wingers and then having no wingers on the bench to bring on?— James Gunn (@jamesgunn_) 8 October 2019
Decent game so far. Clinical finishing from our young lads, Cheltenham have wasted a couple of chances and struck the woodwork a couple of times too.— Alan Reynolds ⚒ (@alanreynoldswhu) 8 October 2019
Described by the West Ham website as a “diminutive attacking midfielder or winger”, Kemp moved to West Ham United from Chelsea in November 2015, helped the club lift the Premier League Cup the following year, and has been capped by England at U19 and U20 levels.
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