Youngsters too good for PSV

West Ham United's Under-18 squad were 1-0 winners against Dutch giants PSV Eindhoven at the start of a high-profile tournament in Estonia.

The Hammers youth-team squad are involved in a four-team international competition in Tallinn, which will also see them take on the Estonia Under-19 national team and Russian side Dinamo Moscow.

Led by coach Nick Haycock and Academy Director Tony Carr, the young Hammers were impressive in their opening match against PSV on Friday. Their opponents are equally renowned for their youth system but were undone by a great goal.

It came after bright interplay by Jake Young and Blair Turgott finished with Matthias Fanimo being set away. The England youth international cut in from the right, held off a defender and fired under the goalkeeper. The Hammers defence then stood firm for a fine win.

Carr said: "It is very hot here and was about 30 degrees at kick-off. It was sticky and difficult conditions but the lads coped very well. PSV have an excellent youth programme but we were able to win and Matthias put his previous injury problems behind him with a good goal.

"It was a good start to the competition and we have a big game against the Estonian national team on Sunday. It will be tough but we are all looking forward to it. Things are going well."