West Ham fans react on Twitter to Dan Kemp brace for U21s at Cheltenham

Dan Kemp and Pablo Zabaleta of West Ham United during training at Rush Green on October 3, 2019 in Romford, England.

The Hammers academy graduate scored twice for the London Stadium side in their EFL Trophy clash last night.

Dan Kemp of West Ham United celebrates scoring an equalising goal during the Premier League 2 match between West Ham United U23 v Blackburn Rovers U23 at Chigwell Construction Stadium on...

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:

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.

Dan Kemp and Pablo Zabaleta of West Ham United during training at Rush Green on October 3, 2019 in Romford, England.

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