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Brilliant Benny stars in Irons Cambridge canter

Cambridge United 2 West Ham 4

By Hughie Southon

West Ham came from behind to beat the League One team in a canter with star of the show Said Benrahma scoring a magnificent goal as he carried on from where he had left off before the break.

His thunderous drive from just outside the box in the 70th minute was the game’s magic moment after Bowen had equalised Rosi’s 50th minute strike with a well taken shot a minute later.

The Hammers took the lead for the first time going  2-1 up when Emersons cross deceived the U’s defence and was deflected into the home side’s net late in the first half.

Sub Pierre Ekwah added a fourth for the Hammers but in reality, it should probably had been double that with Scamacca – on for the second 45 minutes – spurning four great chances.

There was a fitting end to the game with Hammers fan Greg Taylor scoring from the spot on his testimonial night.

In fairness to the Hammers they were hard at it for most of the 90 minutes, but Scamacca is beginning to cause a few worried frowns.

Benrahma had a terrific game and young Ekwah looked a real handful during his second half appearance.

West Ham United: Fabiański, Johnson, Dawson, Ogbonna, Cresswell ©, Downes, Coventry, Fornals, Lanzini, Bowen, Antonio
Subs: Randolph (GK), Hegyi (GK), Coufal, Emerson, Greenidge, Laing, Forbes, Ekwah, Potts, Earthy, Appiah-Forson, Benrahma, Swyer, Scamacca

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About Hugh5outhon1895

Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon