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West Ham loanee Wellington Paulista scores for club's development squad

West Ham United

Cruzeiro’s Wellington Paulista scored his first goal in a West Ham shirt as the club’s Development Squad beat Arsenal 2-0 on Monday.

The Brazilian striker, who scored 28 goals in 40 appearances for his parent club last year, moved to Upton Park on a six-month loan deal earlier this month.

Paulista opened the scoring during his first appearance for the club when he beat his marker to meet a George Moncur corner and glance the ball from six yards after 21 minutes of play.

Matthias Fanimo grabbed the second as Nick Haycock's youngsters got their U21 Premier League Elite Group Stage campaign off to a winning start.

Haycock was pleased with the 28-year-old's efforts and praised him after the game for his work rate and determination.

He said: "He's a good lad first and foremost. I've picked that up in training.

"He wants to do extra, he wants to work, he wants to get fit, he's hungry. I thought he showed that in his performance today.

"You sometimes get players who are used to playing at a higher level in their own minds, and they come down to this level and don't put the performance in, but I couldn't question Wellington."

Source: Daily Mail


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