Tuesday 15 Sep
Updated Tuesday 15 Sep 10:00
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Highlights: Chelsea U23s 1-0 West Ham United U23s

 

West Ham United Under-23s suffered their first league loss in almost 18 months on Monday afternoon, going down 1-0 late on at last season's Premier League 2 champions, Chelsea.

In an evenly-matched and hard-fought encounter, plenty of quality was on display from both sides as the two teams traded momentum, before Dion Rankine's finish settled matters within the final 15 minutes.

The Hammers threw everything they had at the match at Kingsmeadow; you can watch the highlights from the game, reproduced with credit and thanks to Chelsea TV, above.

The U23s' next Premier League 2 fixture is away at Tottenham Hotspur on Friday afternoon.
 

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