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Declan Rice Drew All The Plaudits After Dominant Display Against Manchester City

Manchester City's German midfielder Leroy Sane (R) vies with West Ham United's Irish defender Declan Rice during the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and West Ham United at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England, on December 3, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLIS / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Declan Rice is certainly a player who will feature for Ireland in the future. The 18-year-old Ireland U21 star has been making quite the name for himself this year at West Ham.

Frequently featuring for the Hammers of late, Rice made his third Premier League start today against leaders Manchester City. The London club certainly made life difficult for their hosts, taking the lead before half-time.

Although Pep Guardiola’s side did secure the three points, there were plenty of positives for West Ham in defeat, not least the showing of Declan Rice.

The Irishman put in a resounding display and won plaudits.

Rice will be eager to build on the experience and get more starts under his belt. With the long run-up to the Euro 2020 qualifiers, don’t be surprised to see him make his debut for Ireland in the coming months.

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