EFL Cup - Second Round South
West HamWest Ham United3CharltonCharlton Athletic0
By James LawBBC Sport
Sebastien Haller scores his second goal for West Ham
West Ham's Sebastien Haller headed back across goal to score his second of the game

Sebastien Haller scored two first-half goals to help a much-changed West Ham beat League One Charlton in the second round of the Carabao Cup.

The Frenchman tapped home Andriy Yarmolenko's pass across goal and added a fine headed second from a precise Robert Snodgrass cross.

Chuks Aneke and Jonny Williams forced saves from Darren Randolph as Charlton had a positive spell after the break.

But Felipe Anderson sealed the win after good work from Manuel Lanzini.

David Moyes' Hammers will host either fellow Premier League side Leeds or League One Hull in the third round.

Centre-back Issa Diop was the only player to keep his place from West Ham's Premier League defeat by Newcastle on Sunday, but it was Haller - signed for £45m from Eintracht Frankfurt in July 2019 - who took centre stage.

He dragged his first chance wide after great skill from right-back Ben Johnson set him up, but made amends by being in the right place to opening the scoring and then finding the net with a typical target man's header.

Alfie Doughty showed flashes for Charlton down the left and the half-time introduction of Aneke gave them added impetus, but Lanzini's quick feet teed up Anderson and Haller came close to completing his hat-trick only to see his goalbound effort blocked by Deji Oshilaja.

Eighteen-year-old midfielder Harrison Ashby came on for his Hammers debut in the last 10 minutes as Moyes turned his attention to their Premier League game at Arsenal on Saturday.

West Ham boss David Moyes:

"Probably the only disappointment is we should have won more comfortably.

"But Seb [Haller] getting a couple of goals will be good for his confidence. We had Michail Antonio scoring for us at the end of last season and now we hope Seb gets on a run of scoring goals.

"Josh [Cullen] has done really well. He's a great boy around the place, he works incredibly hard to improve. I thought he did well tonight."

Charlton manager Lee Bowyer:

"In the first half we looked really nervous, we were so afraid of giving the ball away.

"But at half-time I told them to believe you can play, and I thought we were the better side.

"The only thing lacking was that final pass, that final finish. And that's what you pay for."

Line-ups

West Ham

  • 35Randolph
  • 31JohnsonBooked at 5minsSubstituted forAshbyat 84'minutes
  • 4Balbuena
  • 23Diop
  • 26MasuakuBooked at 38mins
  • 33Cullen
  • 11SnodgrassSubstituted forCoventryat 84'minutes
  • 7Yarmolenko
  • 10Lanzini
  • 8Felipe Anderson
  • 22Haller

Substitutes

  • 18Fornals
  • 20Bowen
  • 25Martin
  • 32Costa Silva
  • 42Alese
  • 50Ashby
  • 54Coventry

Charlton

  • 13Amos
  • 32Lapslie
  • 48Barker
  • 4Oshilaja
  • 3Purrington
  • 20Oztumer
  • 15PratleySubstituted forGilbeyat 77'minutes
  • 23Levitt
  • 18Doughty
  • 7WilliamsSubstituted forWashingtonat 77'minutes
  • 9BonneSubstituted forAnekeat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Forster-Caskey
  • 10Aneke
  • 11Gilbey
  • 14Washington
  • 19Morgan
  • 30Maynard-Brewer
  • 35Vennings
Referee:
Andre Marriner

Match Stats

Home TeamWest HamAway TeamCharlton
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home15
Away5
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home7
Away4
Fouls
Home10
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, West Ham United 3, Charlton Athletic 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, West Ham United 3, Charlton Athletic 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Ben Purrington.

  4. Post update

    Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Adedeji Oshilaja.

  5. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Sébastien Haller (West Ham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Manuel Lanzini.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Conor Coventry (West Ham United).

  7. Post update

    Chuks Aneke (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, West Ham United. Conor Coventry replaces Robert Snodgrass.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, West Ham United. Harrison Ashby replaces Ben Johnson.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sébastien Haller (West Ham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Ben Johnson with a headed pass.

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Andriy Yarmolenko (West Ham United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Manuel Lanzini.

  12. Goal!

    Goal! West Ham United 3, Charlton Athletic 0. Felipe Anderson (West Ham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Manuel Lanzini.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Conor Washington replaces Jonathan Williams.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Alex Gilbey replaces Darren Pratley.

  15. Post update

    Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Ben Purrington.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Robert Snodgrass (West Ham United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  17. Post update

    Josh Cullen (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Charlie Barker (Charlton Athletic).

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Robert Snodgrass (West Ham United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Andriy Yarmolenko.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Sébastien Haller (West Ham United).

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