Academy stars suffer semi-final heartbreak despite wonder goal


West Ham 2-3 PSV Eindhoven

West Ham United under-21s have suffered heartbreak in the Premier League International Cup, losing to an injury-time goal in the semi-finals.

The Hammers had gone in at half-time with a 2-0 lead and looked to be cruising to victory. A 13th-minute goal by Kamarai Simon-Swyer and an absolute piledriver in the 30th minute from Lewis Orford looked to have set the young Irons on their way.

West Ham 2-3 PSV Eindhoven-U21

West Ham 2-3 PSV Eindhoven

However, luck was not with them following what has been a sensational 12 months for the West Ham Academy. Opponents PSV Eindhoven hit back immediately after the break and then scored twice on 88 and 91 minutes to win the game 3-2.

It will be a bitter blow for the youngsters, particularly with goalkeeper Terry saving a penalty to keep the game at 2-0. But these lads should hold their heads up high. Be it in last year’s FA Youth Cup, the EFL Trophy, Premier League 2, or the international cup… they’ve done the club proud.

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