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
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.
@ExWHUemployee Vashon Neufville has had Leicester in his pocket all game, chances of some first action next season if we don't get a LB now or in the summer?
— James Farmer (@owpt76) January 6, 2019
He had a good game! Great story.
— Jake (@JacobLewisP) January 6, 2019
I only see the last 30 minutes & didn’t know who he was but he really stood out.
One mazy run and unlucky with the through ball then he won the pen.
— Kris Johnson (@kjohno10) January 6, 2019
The lad did well considering he only joined on Friday. The spell at Newport will do him good being exposed to higher standard of football.
— William Field (@wilfield71) January 6, 2019
What a game this is.
Neufville wins the pen 2 1 Newport
— R. Jones ☆ (@RockyWhu) January 6, 2019
Fancy that for your professional debut… Neufville joins Newport on loan from West Ham; a day later, he plays 90 mins in their FA Cup 3rd round tie vs Leicester, and wins the penalty which gives Newport the edge in a 2-1 win. Nice one Vash! #FACup #COYI ⚒
— David Cann (@drwhofan_194) January 6, 2019
Better than @ArthurMasuaku
— Cunt(troll) (@MassiveeggTroll) January 7, 2019
Congratulations to @NewportCounty of League Two on defeating Leicester City.
West Ham left back Vashon Neufville joined Newport earlier this week and played the full 90 minutes, winning the penalty that led to Newport’s winning goal. Not a bad debut for the 19 year old! pic.twitter.com/XpH7FeN1wi
— Forever Boleyn (@ForeverBoleyn) January 7, 2019