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Declan Rice Earns Rave Reviews For His Performance In West Ham’s Draw At Tottenham

Declan Rice was thrown in at the deep end by West Ham manager David Moyes for Thursday night’s visit to Tottenham – but the defender more than held his own.

With Aaron Cresswell sidelined through injury, Hammers boss David Moyes put the-year-old in his three-man defence at Wembley, with the daunting task of keeping the in-form Harry Kane quiet entrusted on the youngster.

It’s fair to say that Rice more than delivered – as did fellow centre-backs Winston Reid and Angelo Ogbonna – as it took a brilliant long-range strike from Son Heung-Min with just over five minutes remaining to give Spurs their only goal and a share of the points in North London.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 04: Dele Alli of Tottenham Hotspur is challenged by Declan Rice of West Ham United during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United at Wembley Stadium on January 4, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Throughout and after the game, the Ireland under-21 earned major plaudits for his part in helping West Ham come away with a very impressive draw:

Even when Cresswell returns, there are likely to be calls for Moyes to keep Rice in the team for the foreseeable future.

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