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AFC Wimbledon 1-3 West Ham United

Joe Pigott scores for AFC Wimbledon against West Ham
Joe Pigott was playing in non-league last season for Maidstone

West Ham survived a scare at League One AFC Wimbledon as they came from behind to reach the Carabao Cup third round and secure Manuel Pellegrini's first win as manager.

Joe Pigott headed the hosts ahead from Mitchell Pinnock's corner.

Wimbledon's Rod McDonald was sent off after 18 minutes but West Ham had to wait until the second half to equalise.

Issa Diop made it 1-1 before Angelo Ogbonna scored the visitors' second, with Javier Hernandez sealing the win.

Wimbledon produced a gutsy defensive performance to frustrate the Premier League visitors, who made nine changes to the side that started last weekend's 3-1 defeat at Arsenal.

Ukraine forward Andriy Yarmolenko, signed from Borussia Dortmund, and Spanish forward Lucas Perez, brought in from Arsenal, made their first starts.

Yet the Hammers, bottom of the Premier League table after three straight defeats, were behind after just 72 seconds as Pigott, who played in non-league for Maidstone last season, found the net with a superb header.

McDonald was dismissed after two bookings in the space of five minutes for fouls on Robert Snodgrass and Hernandez.

West Ham were not able to capitalise on the extra man advantage until midway through the second half when Diop fired home from outside the penalty area, the French defender's first goal since joining the club from Toulouse for a club record £22m in June.

The Hammers took the lead for the first time with seven minutes remaining: Ogbonna with a header from Snodgrass' corner.

Hernandez scored the third in added time after taking the ball round keeper Tom King.

Javier Hernandez scores for West Ham at AFC Wimbledon in the Carabao Cup
Javier Hernandez, who scored for Mexico at the 2018 World Cup, netted his first West Ham goal since 8 April

'I was worried'

West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini: "I was worried because you play against these teams that defend really well and then you are losing 1-0 in the first minutes, after working the whole week not to suffer those kinds of goals.

"The best thing the team did tonight was that we kept calm - we continued moving and creating space.

"It's important to win. If we lose this game, that's another consequence - it's very important. We need to continue working and I hope on Saturday we can have our first victory in the Premier League."

AFC Wimbledon boss Neal Ardley on the red card: "At the time I was stunned. The first yellow is fair enough as he misses the ball. The second, I think he has gone down very easy. In our league that happens all over the pitch and it's not given.

"It's a massive decision. We can't cause them problems after that and it was going to be attack against defence. It's a game changer."

Line-ups

Wimbledon

  • 1King
  • 20Sibbick
  • 4Oshilaja
  • 26McDonaldBooked at 18mins
  • 12Garratt
  • 7Wagstaff
  • 14Trotter
  • 8Hartigan
  • 11PinnockSubstituted forWordsworthat 68'minutes
  • 18HansonSubstituted forAppiahat 79'minutes
  • 39PigottSubstituted forNightingaleat 26'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Purrington
  • 5Nightingale
  • 6Thomas
  • 9Appiah
  • 17Barcham
  • 24McDonnell
  • 40Wordsworth

West Ham

  • 13Adrián
  • 5Zabaleta
  • 23Diop
  • 21Ogbonna
  • 3Cresswell
  • 14ObiangBooked at 11minsSubstituted forFelipe Andersonat 45'minutes
  • 41Rice
  • 20YarmolenkoSubstituted forMasuakuat 90'minutes
  • 27PérezSubstituted forAntonioat 81'minutes
  • 11Snodgrass
  • 17Hernández

Substitutes

  • 1Fabianski
  • 4Balbuena
  • 8Felipe Anderson
  • 26Masuaku
  • 30Antonio
  • 33Cullen
  • 37Holland
Referee:
Tim Robinson
Attendance:
3,962

Match Stats

Home TeamWimbledonAway TeamWest Ham
Possession
Home19%
Away81%
Shots
Home2
Away28
Shots on Target
Home1
Away11
Corners
Home2
Away9
Fouls
Home8
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, AFC Wimbledon 1, West Ham United 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 1, West Ham United 3.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! AFC Wimbledon 1, West Ham United 3. Chicharito (West Ham United) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Arthur Masuaku.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, West Ham United. Arthur Masuaku replaces Andriy Yarmolenko.

  5. Post update

    Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Toby Sibbick.

  6. Post update

    Offside, AFC Wimbledon. Anthony Wordsworth tries a through ball, but Kwesi Appiah is caught offside.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Michail Antonio (West Ham United).

  8. Post update

    Liam Trotter (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Andriy Yarmolenko (West Ham United) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Michail Antonio.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Aaron Cresswell (West Ham United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Declan Rice.

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Michail Antonio (West Ham United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  12. Goal!

    Goal! AFC Wimbledon 1, West Ham United 2. Angelo Ogbonna (West Ham United) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Robert Snodgrass with a cross following a corner.

  13. Post update

    Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Adedeji Oshilaja.

  14. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Robert Snodgrass (West Ham United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Andriy Yarmolenko.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, West Ham United. Michail Antonio replaces Lucas Pérez.

  16. Post update

    Offside, West Ham United. Andriy Yarmolenko tries a through ball, but Pablo Zabaleta is caught offside.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Kwesi Appiah replaces James Hanson.

  18. Post update

    Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Scott Wagstaff.

  19. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Felipe Anderson (West Ham United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Declan Rice.

  20. Post update

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

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