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Irish teen Odubeko can have a bright future despite Hammer blow at Old Trafford

Daniel McDonnell


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West Ham's Ademipo Odubeko (right) battles for possession with Manchester United's Scott McTominay. Photo: Michael Regan/Getty Images

West Ham's Ademipo Odubeko (right) battles for possession with Manchester United's Scott McTominay. Photo: Michael Regan/Getty Images

West Ham's Ademipo Odubeko (right) battles for possession with Manchester United's Scott McTominay. Photo: Michael Regan/Getty Images

On Tuesday night, West Ham’s Tallaght teenager Mipo Odubeko firmly entered the mainstream and quickly learned there can be good and bad sides to the exposure.

The 18-year-old’s 54th-minute introduction off the bench in the FA Cup tie with Manchester United provided him with a first proper chance to show what he could do at that level - an injury crisis meaning he was the only recognised front man in David Moyes’ squad.


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