Carabao Cup
West Ham United 3 Bolton Wanderers 0

Tuesday, 19th September 2017
by 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
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Sam Byram
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Arthur Masuaku
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Declan Rice
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Angelo Ogbonna
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Mark Noble
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Cheikhou Kouyate
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Sead Haksabanovic
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Marko Arnautovic
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Andre Ayew
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Diafra Sakho
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Substitutes

Nathan Holland
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Javier Hernandez
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Domingos Quina
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Joe Hart
Did not play.


Aaron Cresswell
Did not play.


Jose Fonte
Did not play.


Michail Antonio
Did not play.



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.

Goals: Angelo Ogbonna 4 Diafra Sakho 31 Arthur Masuaku 90              .

Booked: Nathan Holland           .

Sent off: None.

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

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

Goals: None.

Booked: Taylor.

Sent off: None.

Referee: Simon Hooper.

Attendance: 35,806.

Man of the Match: Marko Arnautovic.