Dan Kemp scored the winner for West Ham’s under-23 side to ease their relegation worries in the Premier League 2.
The Hammers went into the match in the relegation zone but Kemp scored the only goal in West Ham’s 1-0 win over Leicester City.
With Jack Wilshere also on the pitch, it was a good result for the young Hammers. And once again, Kemp stood out with a match-winning performance.
The 20-year-old was fouled in the area and picked himself up to score a decisive penalty in a close match. Now some fans want Kemp in the first-team.
Dan Kemp at West Ham
Kemp is a diminutive but lively left-footed winger who has excelled for the under-23 side this season. The youngster operates on the right flank and causes plenty of problems with his direct approach.
His penalty against Leicester took his season tally to six goals in 13 Premier League 2 matches. And the ex-Chelsea starlet is surely catching Manuel Pellegrini’s eye.
He was nominated for the Premier League 2 player of the month accolade last month and he is knocking on the first-team door.
Kemp was injured until mid-October, which potentially cost him the chance to make his first-team debut alongside Grady Diangana, Conor Coventry and Joe Powell in the EFL Cup.
Diangana is now a permanent fixture in the first-team but these West Ham fans think Kemp deserves his chance now.
Keep going ⚒⚒🔥🔥
— Nader..westham ⚒ (@NR1_whu) April 7, 2019
Tough game, but battled hard and a great pen 👌🏻⚒❤️
— Karen Beard (@karenbeardy) April 7, 2019
Dan Kemp has been good for the U23’s this season. Better player than Diangana. Needs game time
— Ciarán ☭ (@Ciaran_WHUFC) April 7, 2019
Get Dan Kemp in the first team
— joel cheshire (@joelcheshire41) April 7, 2019
@DanKemp11 on target again? ⚽️🔥
— paulsimmons (@simmouae) April 7, 2019
GET KEMP IN THE FIRST TEAM!!!
— | 𝓛𝓾𝓲𝓼 | (@StunningSuarez) April 7, 2019
Why this bloke isn’t in the first team squad I don’t know ..
To think pellegrini prefers players who have no future at the club
— Paolo (@ellingford_paul) April 7, 2019
Well played from one Kemp to another! 👍👍👍
— Andy Kemp (@andyjameskemp) April 7, 2019