Oxford United winger Rob Hall sent West Ham his “love and respect” on social media after the EFL Cup clash. Hall’s Oxford shocked West Ham with a 4-0 win at The Kassam Stadium in the Third Round of the cup.
On an embarrassing night for the Hammers, Oxford rattled in four second-half goals to progress to the next round. After the game, Hall paid tribute to West Ham – the club that made him the player he is today.
Rob Hall shows more humility than Marcus Browne
— Rob Hall (@RobHall46) September 25, 2019
Hall is an ex-West Ham academy product. The lively winger was once considered to be one of the Irons’ best young talents. But he left with just seven senior appearances to his name (two in the League Cup, one in the FA Cup, three in the Championship and one in the Premier League).
The 25-year-old, who has had his injury problems since leaving West Ham, has not forgotten his roots. Hall was with the East London club from 2001 to 2013 – when he joined Bolton Wanderers.
After the game, he took to social media to say: “What a night for us @OUFCOfficial. Great bein [sic] out there in a big win! Always love and respect for @WestHam, onto Saturday now n we go again. Fans thanks for your support!”
This showed up another West Ham academy graduate. Browne, who was on loan at Oxford United from West Ham last season, sent a Twitter post of his own. The midfielder posted three clapping emojis to celebrate Oxford’s win over West Ham.
Hall also took to Instagram to celebrate Oxford’s win over his former club. He said he swapped shirts with the “main man” before posting a picture of Mark Noble’s top.
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