West Ham U21’s produced a stunning comeback to overcome a 4-1 half-time deficit to beat Newport County 5-4 in the Leasing.com trophy.
Anthony Scully scored the decisive winner and opened the scoring in what proved to be a rollercoaster game.
After Newport scored four goals in the first-half, the Hammers looked dead and buried, unable to salvage a scoreline so emphatic and given they were facing football league opposition, it looked an almost impossible task.
But a goal straight after the restart from Joe Powell was followed by strikes from Veron Parkes and Kai Corbett, before Anthony Scully bundled the ball into the back of the net for a 88th minute winner.
Social media exploded with fans congratulating the players on such a remarkable victory, which means Dmitri Halajko is still unbeaten as lead coach since joining West Ham in the summer.
Here are some of the best replies from a special night of football…
4-1 down at half time to win 5-4 what a game what a talent
— Kieron Barton (@KieronBarton18) September 4, 2019
Massive fighting spirit well done lads
— barrie senior (@barritelli) September 4, 2019
Get in boys great comeback gives us hope that if any need to step up they are ready and good enough
— mark weir (@hammer_upton) September 4, 2019
These U-21s deserve chances this season. Joe Powell, Ben Johnson & Dan Kemp definitely deserve a go, but also a shout to Kai Corbett.
— West Ham News & Views ⚒️ (@WHUFC_News_6) September 5, 2019
I SWEAR YOULL NEVER SEE ANYTHING LIKE THIS EVER AGAINN
— Josh (@josh11kee) September 4, 2019
We really are winning the league
— COYI (@WhufcLdn) September 4, 2019