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West Ham Utd 3-2 Cardiff City

Filed: Wednesday, 25th September 2013
By: Staff Writer

The Hammers are through to the next round of the Capital One Cup after a real humdinger of a Cup tie at the Boleyn Ground this evening.

West Ham were forced to wait until the 88th minute when Ricardo Vaz Te - no stranger to scoring dramatic late winning goals - sent the Irons through to the next stage of the competition with a far post header.

Cardiff - beaten 2-0 here on the opening day of the season - appeared to be heading for a similar fate tonight after falling two goals behind inside the opening seven minutes.

Ravel Morrison gave West Ham a dream start when he opened the scoring with just 22 seconds on the clock. Having received the ball to the left of the City penalty area, Morrison meandered into the penalty box before unleashing an unstoppable drive into the top of the net.

United looked to be well on their way into the next round when Matt Jarvis added a second just six minutes later - although he knew little about it. Modibo Maiga's low centre found the winger whose shot was blocked, before rebounding off an unfortunate defender into the back of the net.

Having spurned several more chances that should have seen the game wrapped up by the break, West Ham were stunned to enter the interval with just a single goal advantage after Craig Noone smashed home Cardiff's first of the night; an earlier foul on Jack Collison having gone unnoticed by referee East.

That glimmer of hope gave the visitors a psychological edge as the players returned for the second half and immediately City set in search of an equaliser. Though they had to wait until the 75th minute was the greatest surprise, but new signing Peter Odemwingie made it 2-2 from close range just as it looked like West Ham may hold out for a 2-1 win.

Then, with the game set to enter extra time - and just as he did against Blackpool at Wembley last year - up popped Vaz Te to nod home a teasing Jack Collison cross to send the Lower Booby Moore into ecstasy, and his team into the next round of the competition.

West Ham's next opponents will be decided in tomorrow [Wednesday] night's draw, that follows the remainder of the third round ties.

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