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Hammers beat Rams and head for Old Trafford Hammers beat Rams and head for Old Trafford

Derby County 0 West Ham 2

By Hughie Southon

West Ham cruised into a fifth round clash against m Manchester United at Old Trafford with a convincing victory over a lack lustre Derby County.

Goals from Jarrod Bowen and Mikey Antonio  set them on their way to a last 16 spot as they completed their third win in four games.

Bpwen = Goal and assist

Bowen clipped home the first following a great move and a headed assist from Soucek before the No 20 provided the cross for a simple second headed strike from Antonio.

The Hammers had made six changes from the team that beat Everton and were always the more threatening pf the two teams – as of course should have been the case against the League One side.

Antonio led the line particularly well and with Bowen always causing issues alongside enjoyed one of his best games in a while.

Soucek too was in decent form alongside Downes in midfield and Fornals looked like a player who should find a place in the Premier League team.

Manager David Moyes will have no complaints at the manner of the victory although County had their moments when Collins lifted a volley high and wide and Dobbin fired into Areola’s arms late on.

So Newcastle next with the Hammers confidence hopefully rising as they look to climb the Premier League and away from trouble.

It will of course be a far trickier game than this at St James’ Park but things are looking a little better for the Irons right now.

This was indeed a very routine victory!

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About Hugh5outhon1895

Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

One comment on “Hammers beat Rams and head for Old Trafford Hammers beat Rams and head for Old Trafford

  1. I really hate being negative after a very professional win at Derby, but….. can anyone explain to me what the point was in bringing on Mubama with only 15 minutes left, by that time we had gone into game management mode so he had no support to speak of and nobody creating openings for him, my point is… what did we learn about his capabilities?…. absolutely nothing!
    A premiership team 2-0 up against a league one team, struggling for strikers, and we couldn’t even give the lad 30 minutes or more to show us what he can do. Sorry for the negativity but I just don’t understand Moyes….. he is a coward.

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