West Ham United’s under-18s beat West Brom’s youngsters 6-0 this afternoon and Gideon Kadua scored a brilliant hat-trick.

The Hammers U-18s moved to second spot in the table after today’s win and we are now just one point adrift of league leaders Southampton.

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David Moyes must be absolutely delighted with just how many talented youngsters we have coming through the ranks at the London Stadium at the moment.

The likes of Armstrong Okoflex, Sonny Perkins and Dan Chesters have been lighting it up for the under-23s this season.

West Ham United under-18s were on fire today
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It seems as though we have even more talent coming through in the younger age group as well…

West Ham under-18s on fire

The Hammers youngsters were in scintillating form this afternoon against West Brom.

We won the game 6-0 and the standout star of the match was 17-year-old Gideon Kadua.

The talented teenage attacker scored a 13-minute hat-trick against the Baggies youngsters inside the first-half today.

Kadua has now bagged seven goals and three assists in just 17 games for the under-18s so far this season (Soccerway).

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The 17-year-old is technically brilliant, has real pace and has a lot of attributes needed to succeed at the very highest level.

He obviously needs to fill out before he can play regularly in the Premier League but the early signs are very good.

And his hat-trick for the under-18s this afternoon against West Brom would definitely have sent a message to David Moyes.

Under-18 manager Kevin Keen is a great man to help guide Kadua through the ranks. Hopefully the youngster has what it takes to be yet another graduate from our famed academy.

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