West Ham starlet Vashon Neufville is very highly rated by the club and is considered to be one for the future.

The young left-back is seen as a potential long-term successor for Aaron Cresswell and Arthur Masuaku.

Currently out on loan at Newport County, Neufville was given his senior debut yesterday.

Despite joining on the 4th January, Neufville’s professional debut was at left-wing-back against Premier League side Leicester City in the FA Cup.

Vashon Neufville vs. Leicester

Albrighton’s handball from Neufville’s cross earned Newport a winner. (Photo by Plumb Images/Leicester City via Getty Images)

In the televised FA Cup clash between Newport and Leicester, Neufville was thrown into the deep end, tasked with keeping the Premier League side quiet.

The 19-year-old did not look like he was making his senior debut, excelling in both his attacking and defensive duties.

Neufville helped Newport defend stoutly as they preserved a 1-0 lead for most of the game against the Foxes.

But a late Rachid Ghezzal wonder strike looked like it would be a heart-breaker for the League Two outfit.

Nonetheless, Newport came back at Leicester and Neufville produced a decisive moment.

The England youth international sent a cross into the box which Marc Albrighton hand-balled.

Padraig Amond stepped up and converted the penalty to produce a major giant killing.

Below are some opinions from West Ham fans, praising Neufville and getting very excited about his future.


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