Ravel Morrison scored his first goal for West Ham on his full debut to help the club defeat Cheltenham to reach the Capital One Cup third round.

The League Two side made life difficult for the Hammers in the first half before Ricardo Vaz Te scored with a free-kick just before the interval.

Former Manchester United midfielder Morrison then scored from the edge of the area 41 seconds after the break.

Matt Richards made it 2-1 from the spot after Adrian had fouled Sam Deering.

Morrison's breakthrough year

Ravel Morrison spent last season on loan at Birmingham and scored three goals in 23 Championship starts.

Morrison, 20, spent last season on loan at Championship side Birmingham after joining the Hammers from United in January last year.

But after coming off the bench for just his second Premier League appearance in the goalless draw at Newcastle at the weekend, the midfielder will hope his goal can cement his place in manager Sam Allardyce's plans.

West Ham's Matthew Taylor and Cheltenham's Richards both went close with early free-kicks before Morrison, making his full debut along with goalkeeper Adrian and defenders Razvan Rat and Leo Chambers, was cautioned for diving in the area.

However, moments later Morrison was judged to have been fouled outside the box and Vaz Te put the Premier League side ahead with a bending free-kick.

Morrison doubled the advantage in the first minute after half-time when he made the space to score with a shot from just outside the area.

Richards pulled one back with a penalty on the hour mark after Adrian fouled Deering.

Byron Harrison and Robins captain Russell Penn came close to scoring for the League Two outfit, but the Hammers, who had Alou Diarra stretchered off in the first half, held on to progress to round three.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Cheltenham manager Mark Yates told BBC Gloucestershire:

"Up until they scored a worldy free-kick they didn't hurt us.

"The second goal was a killer blow but we responded brilliantly, to be fair.

"We did well - probably the best we've done against the three Premier League teams we've faced.

"They just gave us a bit too much to do."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (5)

West Ham United

  • 13 Adrian
  • 03 McCartney
  • 05 Tomkins
  • 08 Rat
  • 37 Chambers
  • 10 Collison
  • 14 Taylor
  • 15 Morrison
  • 18 Diarra (Diame - 34' )
  • 26 Cole (Downing - 46' )
  • 12 Vaz Te

Substitutes

  • 25 Henderson
  • 04 Nolan
  • 21 Diame
  • 23 Downing
  • 33 Ruddock
  • 35 Lletget
  • 32 Lee

Cheltenham Town

  • 01 S Brown
  • 02 Lowe
  • 06 Elliott Booked
  • 15 Inniss
  • 22 Braham-Barrett
  • 04 Taylor
  • 08 Deering (Harrison - 63' )
  • 11 McGlashan
  • 14 Richards
  • 16 Penn (Vincent - 83' )
  • 10 Gornell (Kotwica - 77' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Roberts
  • 03 Jones
  • 20 Jombati
  • 21 Vincent
  • 09 Harrison
  • 19 Kotwica
  • 23 Gillespie

Match Stats

Shots

17 11

On target

7 0

Corners

6 1

Fouls

8 9

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:15 Full time

Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.

90:00 +3:33

Shot by Zack Kotwica missed to the left of the target.

90:00 +2:53

Clearance by Ryan Inniss.

90:00 +2:31

Matthew Taylor has an effort at goal. Scott Brown parries the ball but the danger is not over.

88:51

Shot by Byron Harrison went wide right of the target.

87:54

Free kick taken by Scott Brown.

87:45

The official flags Razvan Rat offside.

85:34

Matt Richards makes a clearance.

85:30

The ball is sent over by George McCartney.

84:06

James Tomkins takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the goal.

82:36 Substitution

Substitution Ashley Vincent joins the action as a substitute, replacing Russell Penn.

81:19

Scott Brown takes the free kick.

81:04

Matthew Taylor concedes a free kick for a foul on Jermaine McGlashan.

77:42

Free kick taken by Matt Richards.

77:35

The referee blows for offside against Ricardo Vaz Te.

76:30

Zack Kotwica takes a weak shot and went wide left of the net.

76:08 Substitution

Substitution Zack Kotwica is brought on as a substitute for Terry Gornell.

75:39

Header at goal by George McCartney hits the bar.

75:32

Corner from the right by-line taken by Stewart Downing.

74:50

Jack Collison has an effort at goal. Parried by Scott Brown back into danger.

73:51

Free kick taken by James Tomkins.

73:45

Byron Harrison concedes a free kick for a foul on George McCartney.

72:42

Free kick taken by James Tomkins.

72:39

Terry Gornell is caught offside.

71:35

Matt Richards manages to make a clearance.

71:28

Corner taken by Stewart Downing from the right by-line.

70:00

Russell Penn takes a shot and went wide right of the goal.

69:12

Shot by Byron Harrison went harmlessly over the bar.

68:50

The ball is delivered by Razvan Rat.

67:46

Steve Elliott makes a clearance.

67:43

A cross is delivered by Razvan Rat.

67:35

Steve Elliott manages to make a clearance.

67:32

Razvan Rat delivers the ball.

66:51

Ravel Morrison takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the goal.

65:44

Shot by Matthew Taylor missed to the left of goal.

64:20

Clearance by Steve Elliott.

64:18

Razvan Rat crosses the ball.

63:13

Header by George McCartney misses left.

62:41

Free kick taken by Stewart Downing.

62:20 Substitution

Substitution Byron Harrison on for Sam Deering.

61:55 Booking

Booking

61:55

Steve Elliott goes into the book.

61:47

Foul by Steve Elliott on Ricardo Vaz Te, free kick awarded.

60:04

Scott Brown restarts play with the free kick.

59:58

Russell Penn fouled by Matthew Taylor, the ref awards a free kick.

58:12 Goal scored

Goal! - Matt Richards - West Ham 2 - 1 Cheltenham Penalty taken right-footed by Matt Richards and scored. West Ham 2-1 Cheltenham.

57:06

Foul by Adrian Adrian on Sam Deering, Penalty awarded.

54:54

Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Sam Deering and misses to the right of the goal.

54:36

Sam Deering takes the free kick.

53:56

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Terry Gornell by James Tomkins.

53:28

Shot by Jermaine McGlashan went wide right of the post.

52:22

Header at goal by Stewart Downing misses left of the target.

51:33

Shot by Ricardo Vaz Te. Parried by Scott Brown back into danger.

50:33

Adrian Adrian restarts play with the free kick.

50:26

Unfair challenge on Leo Chambers by Jermaine McGlashan results in a free kick.

48:06

Shot by Mohamed Diame cleared the target.

47:07

Free kick taken by Adrian Adrian.

47:04

The official flags Terry Gornell offside.

45:57

Assist on the goal came from Stewart Downing.

45:57 Goal scored

Goal! - Ravel Morrison - West Ham 2 - 0 Cheltenham Ravel Morrison slots the ball right footed into the goal. West Ham 2-0 Cheltenham.

45:34

Steve Elliott manages to make a clearance.

45:31

The ball is delivered by Stewart Downing.

45:01

The match restarts for the second half.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Stewart Downing is brought on as a substitute for Joe Cole.

45:00 +6:30 Half time

Half Time It is the end of the first-half.

45:00 +5:47

Header by James Tomkins misses right.

45:00 +5:36

Corner taken by Joe Cole from the left by-line.

45:00 +4:56

Shot by Mohamed Diame went over the net.

45:00 +4:43

Corner taken by Joe Cole from the left by-line.

45:00 +4:26

James Tomkins takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Scott Brown fumbles the ball.

45:00 +3:46

Corner from the left by-line taken by Joe Cole.

45:00 +0:19

Shot by Ravel Morrison missed to the right of the target.

44:46

Ryan Inniss manages to make a clearance.

43:42

Jack Collison makes a clearance.

43:07

Clearance made by Craig Braham-Barrett.

42:51

Ryan Inniss makes a clearance.

42:47

Joe Cole produces a cross.

41:27 Goal scored

Goal! - Ricardo Vaz Te - West Ham 1 - 0 Cheltenham Free kick scored by Ricardo Vaz Te. West Ham 1-0 Cheltenham.

41:22

Free kick taken by Ricardo Vaz Te.

40:35

Russell Penn concedes a free kick for a foul on Ravel Morrison.

40:12

The ball is crossed by Leo Chambers.

39:46

Ryan Inniss makes a clearance.

39:43

The ball is swung over by Matthew Taylor.

38:50

Shot by Russell Penn went over the net.

38:06

Clearance made by James Tomkins.

38:03

The ball is delivered by Craig Braham-Barrett.

37:15

Scott Brown restarts play with the free kick.

37:02

Booking for Ravel Morrison for unsporting behaviour.

37:02 Booking

Booking

36:03

Free kick taken by Adrian Adrian.

35:54

Foul by Matt Richards on Matthew Taylor, free kick awarded.

33:55 Substitution

Substitution (West Ham) makes a substitution, with Mohamed Diame coming on for Alou Diarra.

30:16

Free kick taken by George McCartney.

30:13

The referee blows for offside against Terry Gornell.

29:52

Razvan Rat takes the free kick.

29:46

Free kick awarded for a foul by Terry Gornell on Jack Collison.

28:56

Razvan Rat makes a clearance.

28:19

Clearance by George McCartney.

26:55

Clearance made by George McCartney.

25:50

Ravel Morrison produces a cross.

25:27

Steve Elliott makes a clearance.

25:23

The ball is sent over by Matthew Taylor.

24:34

Clearance made by Matthew Taylor.

23:40

Free kick taken by Matt Richards.

23:26

Ravel Morrison challenges Jason Taylor unfairly and gives away a free kick.

23:03

Alou Diarra makes a clearance.

21:39

Matt Richards has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the target.

21:19

George McCartney makes a clearance.

20:50

Keith Lowe restarts play with the free kick.

20:45

Ricardo Vaz Te is ruled offside.

19:59

Clearance by George McCartney.

16:02

Scott Brown takes the free kick.

15:52

Joe Cole is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

15:13

Clearance made by Leo Chambers.

15:09

Jermaine McGlashan delivers the ball.

14:29

Matt Richards fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick which goes left of the net.

14:23

Matt Richards restarts play with the free kick.

13:39

Free kick awarded for a foul by Alou Diarra on Jason Taylor.

12:32

Matthew Taylor makes a clearance.

12:02

Steve Elliott manages to make a clearance.

11:56

Corner taken by Matthew Taylor.

11:40

Matt Richards makes a clearance.

10:35

Scott Brown restarts play with the free kick.

9:00

Joe Cole is caught offside.

7:19

Free kick taken by Adrian Adrian.

7:07

Unfair challenge on George McCartney by Steve Elliott results in a free kick.

6:58

Corner from the right by-line taken by Matt Richards.

6:32

Sam Deering takes a shot. James Tomkins gets a block in.

5:59

Clearance by James Tomkins.

4:19

Clearance made by Craig Braham-Barrett.

3:22

Matthew Taylor fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick. Scott Brown safely holds on.

3:20

Matthew Taylor takes the free kick.

2:47

Free kick awarded for a foul by Keith Lowe on Joe Cole.

1:37

Free kick taken by Adrian Adrian.

1:32

Foul by Jermaine McGlashan on Razvan Rat, free kick awarded.

1:19

Keith Lowe crosses the ball in from the free kick.

1:14

Free kick awarded for a foul by James Tomkins on Keith Lowe.

0:00

The match has kicked off.

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