A picture has emerged showing the West Ham ball boy who played a crucial role in the memorable 3-2 win against Chelsea at the weekend.
The youngster has been hailed a Hammers hero thanks to his quick thinking as he retrieved the ball and swiftly threw it to Arthur Masuaku as West Ham launched one last attack against Chelsea.
Masuaku threw the ball to Michail Antonio as Chelsea’s defence scrambled to get back into position.
West Ham’s DR Congo star received it back and netted THAT freak winner with just a few minutes left to play.
The role the quick-thinking ball boy played in the goal did not go unnoticed by West Ham fans.
And a picture of the little legend has been posted on social media with West Ham fans showering him with compliments.
Picture shows West Ham ball boy who got an assist for the winner against Chelsea
Another West Ham supporter posted a picture of the moment the ball boy rushed to grab the ball before instantly launching it to Masuaku.
One fan claimed the ball boy is an academy goalkeeper – as is tradition at football clubs across the country – who plays for England. That would certainly explain how good he was with his hands!
It is stories like this which make football so special.
Many West Ham fans have called for the club to give the ball boy a shoutout before the next game so he can get a cheer from the crowd.
Others say he should be getting a bit of money for his role in the goal. Knowing the spirit fostered at West Ham under David Moyes and Mark Noble in particular, I’m sure the team will chip in and get the ball boy a little Christmas gift.
If he is indeed a young West Ham and England ‘keeper let’s hope this is a story that is being revisited when he is the Hammers and Three Lions number one in years to come.