Live Blog: West Ham United vs Bolton Wanderers: Carabao Cup Round Three

Match Report West Ham United

19:15 PM: Welcome to The London Stadium for our Live Blog of tonight’s Carabao Cup Third Round clash with Bolton Wanderers.

19:20 PM: We will start by going over the two lineups this evening.

West Ham United: Adrian (GK), Sam Byram, Angelo Ogbonna, Declan Rice, Arthur Masuaku, Mark Noble (C), Sead Haksabanovic, Cheikhou Kouyate, Andre Ayew, Marko Arnautovic, Diafra Sakho.

Bolton Wanderers: Mark Howard (GK), Andrew Taylor, Dorian Dervite, Mark Beevers, Antonee Robinson, Aaron Wilbraham, Darren Pratley (C), Jeff King, Filipe Morais, Craig Noone, Adam Le Fondre.

19:40: The atmosphere is bubbling up nicely here in Stratford, as we await the two Teams.

19:45: The Sides are out here at The London Stadium with the visitors kicking from right to left and the home Side from left to right.

1: The away Side get us underway.

1: Youngster Haksabanovic starts tonight, how will he fare?

2: nervy moments for Mark Howard, as he just about prevents a Sakho effort from beating him.

4: Noble does well to win a dangerous free-kick here.

4: GOAL!!!!!!!! Angelo Ogbonna heads home from Arnautovic’s delivery on 4 minutes!!!!

6: Sakho running the channels well here, as he wins another set-piece on the opposite side.

6: Arnautovic blasts his effort into the side netting, 1-0.

8: The Hammers are dominating here, but are being hemmed in currently.

10: Close.  Arnautovic muscles his way through to see his shot well-saved by Howard.

11: Arnautovic, running the Game, puts in a dangerous cross but the visitors deal with it well.

13: Some brilliant play sees Ayew put through, but his shot rolls agonizingly wide.

15: A superb run and shot from Masuaku sails just wide, pure Claret & Blue dominance here.

17: The first signs of Bolton pressure of the Game, as Adrian collects easily from a cross. Meanwhile, Ayew finds the side netting at the other end.

20: The tie has now calmed down after a thrilling start.

21: Sakho had looked to have won himself a corner, but Referee Simon Hooper pulled him back for a foul.

24: Haksabanovic has a sight at goal, as he flashes a low shot just wide of the left post.

27: Arnautovic fires over after being played clean through, choosing to go for glory.

30: Arnautovic fires in a corner from the left, it is cleared and Noble volleys wide.

GOAL!! 2-0 on 31 minutes!!!!!!!

31: Arnautovic makes it two assists by pulling back for Sakho to finish. 2-0 Here at The London Stadium.

33: Close! Ayew and Arnie link up superbly but the quality of final ball is poor.

38: Noble is furious to be pulled up for a foul on the attack, a quiet period here in East London.

39: A promising spell of Hammers pressure ends with a poor Noble delivery.

41: Adrian has work to do with a header that he gathers.

43: Byram is fouled just outside the area, a chance for Arnautovic to deliver here.

44: Another dangerous ball in is somehow punched away by Mark Howard.

Half-Time here at The London Stadium, a dominant performance from our Hammers, who could easily run up a Rugby score in the second period.

45: The Players are out for the second period here in E20 as Andre Ayew gets us underway.

One change at the Break for the visitors, as Wheater replaces Dervite.

48: A fantastic exchange between Noble and Arnautovic plays the Austrian in on the left, but he cannot find the right delivery.

49: A well-worked free-kick almost comes off for The Trotters but the ball ends up in touch.

53: A dangerous low ball from Masuaku almost finds Sakho but Howard gathers, a poor Second-Half so far.

55: A Hammers corner is taken short, playing Sam Byram in but the full-back can only fire high into The Bobby Moore stand.

58: The second period has come to life here at The London Stadium, with both sides breaking and Diafra Sakho having a penalty appeal turned down by Simon Hooper.

60: A superb link-up between Arnautovic and Sakho plays the former in, but Howard just gets to the ball before him.

61: Youngster Nathan Holland will now come on for his Competitive debut in place of fellow starlet Sead Haksabanovic, what will he bring?

63: Holland immediately wins a corner with a good burst of pace down the right.

63: Arnautovic delivers but is flagged offside when the ball comes back out to him.

66: Fantastic defending from Ogbonna to deny the Bolton attacking pair of Wilbraham and Le Fondre.

69: A hungry Sakho plays in Holland, but when it eventually comes back to him, his shot is blocked.

70: Chicharito replaces Man of the Match contender Diafra Sakho, on what proved to be a massive evening for The No15.

71: Meanwhile, Craig Noone is replaced by Jack Earing for the away side.

73: As Holland delivers, Hernandez pulls up and The London Stadium is tense, Steve Lomas to the left of me states: “This is worrying” It is hard to disagree with him.

75: Hernandez hobbles back onto the field on the far side, but is moving gingerly.

76: masuaku’s long-range cross is caught by Howard.

77: Arnautovic receives it on the edge of the area but when the ball eventually fins Hernandez, the flag is up as Bilic makes his final change in bringing starlet Domingos Quina on for skipper Mark Noble.

79: A bit of needle here at The London Stadium, as Chicharito clashes with Pratley, but The Referee defuses the situation.

80: Jeff King sums up the day for his side with a ballooned cross high into the Stands, he is immediately hauled off for Adam Armstrong.

83: Bolton have a late corner here, a twist in the tale maybe?

83: Adrian punches and wins a free-kick in doing so, no late threat.

85: A Wanderers free-kick is headed behind for another corner, that Adrian collects easily.

87: Late Wanderers pressure here, as yet another set-piece is won.

87: This time, it is easily dealt with.

89: Almost a dream moment for Holland, but Howard smothers him to clear a one-on-one.

90: Four minutes of added time to be played here in Stratford.

94: WHAT A GOAl 3-0!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A moment of pure magic from Arthur Masuaku as his incredible strike and first West Ham goal has given us a 3-0 victory here at The London Stadium.

Full-Time: West Ham United 3-0 Bolton Wanderers.

Goals from Angelo Ogbonna, Diafra Sakho and that Masuaku stunner has been enough for an emphatic win and a place in Round Four of The Carabao Cup. A terrific night to be a Hammer!!

Post-match reaction to follow………

22:05: Wanderers Manager Phil Parkinson has now finished his Post Match comments and we will shortly be joined by Bilic.

22:08: Short and cutting words from a downbeat Parkinson, who admits that the test of playing The Hammers proved a little too tough tonight.

Bilic: “We can build on this performance tonight”

Bilic: “Arnautovic did the job tonight, but I want him to do more”

Bilic: “He was keen to make amends from what happened last month”

Bilic: “The key thing is that we are through in The Cup, hopefully, we get a good Draw”

Bilic: “Sakho’s attitude is spot on, he is very motivated”

Bilic: “Declan Rice’s maturity is like that of a 30-year-old”

That is it from Bilic and us here at The London Stadium, stay posted tomorrow for a full Match Report.

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Luke Glanville
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