Hammers get home draw in third round


Bilic1Nothing’s easy but you can ask for no more than a home draw against lower division opposition in Cup competitions.

And that’s exactly what the Hammers got when they were pulled out of the “hat” first to meetย ย newly promoted Championship outfit, Bolton Wanderers.

The draw was made at 4.15am this morning (Thursday) in Beijing and there will be few complaints at the Carabao Cup.

It fell in line with Slaven Bilic’s post match comments after the victory over Cheltenham when he said that this was an interesting competition for the Hammers and that you hoped the third round ย for this sort of draw.

Here’s the full draw:

West Brom v Manchester City

Everton v Sunderland

Leicester City v Liverpool

Manchester United v Burton Albion

Brentford v Norwich City

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Bristol Rovers

Burnley v Leeds United

Arsenal v Doncaster Rovers

Bristol City v Stoke City

Reading v Swansea City

Aston Villa v Middlesbrough

Chelsea v Nottingham Forest

West Ham United v Bolton Wanderers

Crystal Palace v Huddersfield Town

Tottenham Hotspur v Barnsley or Derby County

AFC Bournemouth v Brighton & Hove Albion

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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!"

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  • West Ham Fan No 32 says:

    Looks like a decent draw, hopefully Cullen and Burke can’t play against us COYI !!!

  • Blind Faith says:

    Neither of them played or were even on the subs bench for Bolton against Wednesday i dont think.

  • Lazurus. rises like a salmon says:

    ๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿ’ฐ rads !!! ๐Ÿ˜

  • kevin says:

    Well , we made it through . Cheltenham gave it everything ( resulting in Collins receiving MOM award ) and were unlucky not to have a Penalty . In the end West Ham proved too strong for them . Was expecting to score more but that’s life . Well done Hammers . Away to lower division clubs are historically dodgy . Next up in the Chinky Cup , Home to Bolton .
    At least we got a decent draw ., albeit tricky . Man Utd got Thier usual easy pass I see .
    Hopefully this result will go some way to getting us up and running , god knows we need to.
    Thought Byram & Rice were outstanding . Nice to Sakho & Ayew get on the score sheet as it should do Thier confidence no end of good .
    Not the time to criticize any players , so I won’t . Not worth it .

  • kevin says:

    On that performance Collins is must start for the Newcastle game . Sort it Slaven .

  • cas_blue says:

    Rice is impressing me more and more each game. He’s a CB by trade so put him in a back 3 with Collins and Ogbonna.

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