Friday, 21st September 2018
West Ham United 3 Bolton Wanderers 0
Filed: Tuesday, 19th September 2017
Author: Staff Writer

Slaven Bilic's second string eased their way through to the next stage of the Carabao Cup with a comprehensive victory against Championship side Bolton at the Olympic Stadium tonight.

The manager made TEN changes to the starting line-up that secured a point at The Hawthorns against West Brom on Saturday as the Hammers went on to secure their biggest win of the season so far.

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Angelo Ogbonna set United on their way just four minutes into the game, when the Italian defender converted a well-placed free kick from Marco Arnautovic.

The lead was doubled on the half-hour mark with the Austrian winger once again at the centre of the action; Arnautovic added another assist to his tally by setting up Diafra Sakho for an easy finish giving West Ham what would prove to be an unassailable advantage.

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The final goal and the icing on the cake arrived in the last of four minutes of added-on time - and from the most unexpected of sources!

Trying his luck, with victory already safely secured, full back Arthur Masuaku let fly from distance - and his shot ripped into the back of Howard's net to complete a comfortable win for Bilic's side.

The draw for the fourth round will take place on Wednesday.

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Player Ratings

Adrian San Miguel Del Castillo (6) Comments to follow.

Sam Byram (6) Comments to follow.

Arthur Masuaku (6) Comments to follow.

Declan Rice (6) Comments to follow.

Angelo Ogbonna (5) Comments to follow.

Mark Noble (6) Comments to follow.

Cheikhou Kouyate (6) Comments to follow.

Sead Haksabanovic (6) Comments to follow.

Marko Arnautovic (6) Comments to follow.

Andre Ayew (6) Comments to follow.

Diafra Sakho (6) Comments to follow.


Nathan Holland (6) Comments to follow.

Javier Hernandez (6) Comments to follow.

Domingos Quina (6) Comments to follow.

Joe Hart (0) Did not play.

Aaron Cresswell (0) Did not play.

KUMB Match facts

West Ham United: Adrian San Miguel Del Castillo, Sam Byram, Arthur Masuaku, Declan Rice, Angelo Ogbonna, Mark Noble, Cheikhou Kouyate, Sead Haksabanovic, Marko Arnautovic, Andre Ayew, Diafra Sakho.

Substitutes: Nathan Holland, Javier Hernandez, Domingos Quina, Joe Hart, Aaron Cresswell.

Goals: Angelo Ogbonna 4 Diafra Sakho 31 Arthur Masuaku 90              

Booked: Nathan Holland           

Sent Off:      

Bolton Wanderers: Howard, Taylor, Dervite, Beevers, Le Fondre, Noone, Robinson, Wilbraham, Pratley, Morais, King.

Substitutes:  Wheater (Dervite 46), Earing (Noone 71), Armstrong (King 81).

Subs not used: Turner, Madine, Brockbank, White.

Goals: None

Booked: Taylor

Sent Off: None

Referee: Simon Hooper

Attendance: 35806

Man of the Match: Marko Arnautovic