EFL Cup - Third Round
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West Ham United 3-0 Bolton Wanderers

Diafra Sakho
Diafra Sakho has scored three goals in three League Cup games for West Ham

Marko Arnautovic impressed as Premier League side West Ham reached the Carabao Cup fourth round by beating the Championship's bottom side Bolton.

Arnautovic provided a free-kick for Angelo Ogbonna's thumping header and set up Diafra Sakho to stroke home.

Full-back Arthur Masuaku scored a thunderous goal late on, striking high into the top corner from 25 yards.

Bolton's only effort on target fell to Mark Beevers, but the defender headed straight at goalkeeper Adrian.

Phil Parkinson's Bolton have failed to win any of their opening eight league games, and off-field issues regarding the club's ownership have contributed to the instability.

The Lancashire side proved no match for the Hammers, who lost their opening three top-flight games, but the pressure has since eased on boss Slaven Bilic after a victory and draw in recent fixtures.

Arnautovic, signed in the summer from Stoke for £25m, put in his best performance in a West Ham shirt, causing all sorts of problems for the visitors.

He laid on two goals and should have found the net himself, but Mark Howard pushed away a fierce drive and the Austrian was off target with a chipped effort.

Bilic said: "I could have asked for more. I want Arnautovic to do more. He has got that quality and that something extra.

"I like him as a player, but sometimes he gets happy with the few things that he does when I want him to push the borders."

Striker Andre Ayew should have scored in the opening period too, but struck wide from close range and also hit the side-netting.

Line-ups

West Ham

Formation 4-4-2

  • 13Adrián
  • 22Byram
  • 41Rice
  • 21Ogbonna
  • 26Masuaku
  • 23HaksabanovicSubstituted forHollandat 61'minutesBooked at 86mins
  • 8Kouyaté
  • 16NobleSubstituted forQuinaat 77'minutes
  • 7Arnautovic
  • 20A Ayew
  • 15SakhoSubstituted forHernándezat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Cresswell
  • 4José Fonte
  • 17Hernández
  • 25Hart
  • 30Antonio
  • 36Quina
  • 37Holland

Bolton

Formation 5-3-2

  • 33Howard
  • 22Morais
  • 4DerviteSubstituted forWheaterat 45'minutes
  • 5Beevers
  • 3TaylorBooked at 43mins
  • 15Robinson
  • 12NooneSubstituted forEaringat 70'minutes
  • 21PratleyBooked at 84mins
  • 34KingSubstituted forArmstrongat 80'minutes
  • 9Le Fondre
  • 18Wilbraham

Substitutes

  • 14Madine
  • 20Armstrong
  • 31Wheater
  • 36Brockbank
  • 38Earing
  • 39Turner
  • 41White
Referee:
Simon Hooper
Attendance:
35,806

Match Stats

Home TeamWest HamAway TeamBolton
Possession
Home67%
Away33%
Shots
Home18
Away6
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home3
Away2
Fouls
Home9
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, West Ham United 3, Bolton Wanderers 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, West Ham United 3, Bolton Wanderers 0.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! West Ham United 3, Bolton Wanderers 0. Arthur Masuaku (West Ham United) left footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by André Ayew.

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. André Ayew (West Ham United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Nathan Holland.

  5. Post update

    Chicharito (West Ham United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Darren Pratley (Bolton Wanderers).

  7. Booking

    Nathan Holland (West Ham United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Nathan Holland (West Ham United).

  9. Post update

    Jack Earing (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jack Earing (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Antonee Robinson.

  11. Booking

    Darren Pratley (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for dangerous play.

  12. Post update

    Adrián (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Dangerous play by Darren Pratley (Bolton Wanderers).

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Mark Beevers (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Filipe Morais with a cross.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by André Ayew.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Sam Byram (West Ham United).

  17. Post update

    Aaron Wilbraham (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  18. Post update

    Adrián (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Adam Le Fondre (Bolton Wanderers).

  20. Post update

    Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Declan Rice.

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