West Ham United's Development Squad strolled to a 5-1 Barclays Under-21 Premier League victory over Everton at Finch Farm on Sunday.

Fresh from a 3-1 home win over Reading in their opening league fixture, George Moncur led the way by scoring the pick of the goals, while Rob Hall, Blair Turgott and Paul McCallum also netted a goal of their own apiece.

Hall (pictured) opened the scoring after four minutes and an own-goal followed five minutes later, with Moncur and Turgott making it 4-0 well before half-time. Johan Hammar pulled one back for Everton moments before the break but McCallum put any hopes of a revival to bed when he converted Moncur's powerful cross in the 70th minute.

Speaking post-match, coach Ian Hendon admitted he was in awe of his side's terrific performance.

"It was a fantastic performance by every single one of them," said Hendon. "On a day like that it is impossible to fault any of them, because they all scored at least 9/10.

"It is always great to win, but you don't win like that every day so we have to enjoy it. We played on a lovely pitch and we played some lovely football, so I am delighted."

Hendon also praised the maturity of his side, paying tribute to their excellent work ethic and determination.

"Their work-rate was outstanding. They really did work their socks off. We had a very tough pre-season where we played against a lot of big Football League and non-league sides, but you saw the positives that has brought to their game.

"On Sunday, they played against their peers and they showed their outstanding ability. We worked hard and had a good attitude which is what we are trying to instil at the training ground day in day out."

Hendon also revealed that his side's performance, attitude and commitment even surprised him, surpassing his already high expectations.

"It shouldn't surprise me, but they showed just how good they can be. They are paid to give their all and they have definitely earned it, so now they have to continue working hard to keep winning.

"If they do that then hopefully one or two of them will be brought into the first-team squad, which from my point of view as Development Squad coach would be fantastic."

A notable difference the Development Squad displayed in contrast to their Everton counterparts was the art of communication.

"It is something we constantly drill into the players - the more they communicate, the more effective they can be, both on and off the ball. It is great to see the lads taking what we say on board. I mentioned that we were a little shy in front of goal last week [when we beat Reading 3-1] but they also took that on board and scored some fantastic goals."

The first team face Crewe Alexandra on Tuesday night in the second round of the Capital One Cup, but Hendon said he is still unaware if any of his side will be called up.

"I am sure that will be revealed when we get back to London. I would love to see a few of them feature but that decision will be made by Sam Allardyce. Every single one of them has put in a very good performance and if they are called upon they will be ready to impress."

Development Squad: Spiegel, Driver, Fanimo (Wearen 75), Moncur (Powell 81), Chambers, Spence, Turgott, Lletget, McCallum, Vose (Badirou 78), Hall

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