West Ham United have got a very special player on their hands in Declan Rice. The young defender turned defensive midfielder has got it all in his locker and the fans will be keen to keep him around for as long as possible, especially after he put in yet another top-drawer performance against Leicester City on Saturday.
Gutted to concede so late & not come away with 3 points.. but we will take that point! Thank you to the fans that traveled thoughts also go out to Amartay, wishing him a speedy recovery. #COYI
— Declan Rice (@_DeclanRice) 27 October 2018
West Ham United were just minutes away from a huge three points on the road as The Hammers held a narrow 1-0 win over Leicester City at The King Power Stadium, however, the ten men of West Ham were dealt a cruel blow when a huge deflection from a Wilfred Ndidi effort found the back of the net, compounding The Irons to a 1-1 draw which sees them remain 13th in the Premier League, five points behind 12th placed Leicester.
Whilst Declan Rice had another class game, he was let down by his midfield partner, Mark Noble, who made the task of winning at The King Power even more difficult than it already was by getting himself dismissed in the first half. It would have been easy for Rice to hide for the rest of the game after his captain was given his marching orders, but instead the youngster stepped up to the plate and delivered, and in the end, he was just minutes away from helping to secure a memorable win.
You can read The Hammers’ thoughts on Rice’s display here:
Another strong performance Deccers
— Ironwork Tours (@IronworkTours) 27 October 2018
You mate are a legend in the making! Hold ya head up high for another outstanding individual performance. The whole team did bits and you did ya fans proud!!
— Mr B0N3Z (@MR_B0N3Z) 27 October 2018
You played amazing, well done on being 100% committed the whole game. Xx
— Dawn Munden (@MummyMunden) October 27, 2018
Superb performance again Declan. #COYI
— Adrian Smith (@adiesmith64) 27 October 2018
Brilliant again Dec. You get better every week!
— Simon B (@donsimon78) October 27, 2018
You will become a West Ham Legend… no doubt.. at the forge on Wednesday so pop in it’s my boys 12th birthday on Halloween and a treat for him #legendinthemaking
— Ian Baloo (@baloocifer) October 27, 2018
Go and bang on Sullivan's door and get a new contract
— David Hammer (@Dave49Hammer) October 27, 2018
quality performance as per mate
— lew (@whulew) 27 October 2018
You were amazing tody Dec, you should be really proud of yourself!
— Örnbjörn (@voronin8) October 27, 2018
Outstanding today . Leader
— 754779 (@WHUFC1965) October 27, 2018
The Hammers have run out of superlatives to use for Rice and will be hoping he can carry on his form and pen a new contract at The London Stadium.