VIDEO: West Ham and QPR field first-team stars in friendly, but 18-year-old Turgott steals the show at Upton Park
19:13 GMT, 19 March 2013
20:56 GMT, 19 March 2013
Blair Turgott stole the show with a hat-trick on Tuesday afternoon as West Ham saw off QPR 3-1 in a friendly at Upton Park.
The 18-year-old scored twice in the first half before completing his hat-trick early in the second period in a match which saw both sides field a number of players from their first-team squad.
Adel Taarabt scored a free-kick just after half-time for QPR, who gave run-outs to Nedum Onuoha,
Jamie Mackie, Esteban Granero, Jay Bothroyd, Shaun Derry, Luke Young and Junior Hoilett.
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Star: 18-year-old Blair Turgott (second left) scored a hat-trick for West Ham at Upton Park
High-profile friendly: Marouane Chamakh and Shaun Derry compete for a header
West Ham's team featured Marouane Chamakh, Wellington Paulista, James Tomkins, Jordan Spence and George McCartney, who hasn't featured for the first team since December due to a knee injury.
Turgott opened the scoring in the 12th minute, with a long-range effort that flew into the top corner, before adding a second 16 minutes later with a measured, curling finish into the bottom corner.
Taarabt's free-kick two minutes after half-time reduced QPR's deficit to 2-1 before Turgott cut inside right back Young before firing an unstoppable shot into the top corner in the 52nd minute.
The game also featured Canada Under 20 international goalkeeper Jordan Santiago, 21, who is on trail with West Ham.
VIDEO: Watch Blair Turgott's hat-trick