Kick off 7.45
The Boleyn Ground
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West Ham boss Slaven Bilic: “We’ve played Liverpool many times this season, twice recently with different line-ups.
“We played their strongest team and then a team with five or six regular starters, so we are well prepared for whatever team they come with.
“They are a big club. They’ve had ups and downs this season but make no mistake, whenever a team is facing them, you have to have a complete game.
“You can’t give them time and space because they will harm you, they have quality. We have to be good, brave, direct and skilful, which we showed in two out of the three games we played against them.”
Liverpool XI: Mignolet, Flanagan, Lucas, Ilori, Smith, Stewart, Chirivella, Teixeira, Coutinho, Ibe, Benteke.
Brazil playmaker Philippe Coutinho returns to the Liverpool starting XI, which again has an unfamiliar look. There are 10 changes and injury-hit England striker Daniel Sturridge is on the bench.
Hammers XI: Randolph, O’Brien, Ogbonna, Reid, Cresswell, Noble, Kouyate, Antonio, Payet, Obiang, Valencia.
Hammers Subs: Adrian, Carroll, Collins, Moses, Oxford, Cullen, Parfitt-Williams.
Kevin Nolan on BT Sports: Its really emotional for me to be back here tonight and I’m delighted the lads are doing so well. They have a great chance at this trophy.
They’re in the tunnel…they’re on the pitch
Dimi Payet greets all his team mates with a huge smile
5/ Messy start, Noble tries to scape and cross but can’t keep ball in field of play
7/ Quick move down the left but Cresswell cross easily collected by Mingolet
10/Long ball down middle from Ogbonna and Valencia header easily dealt with by Mingolet.
Liverpool keeping posession and Hammers look a bit devoid of ideas – early days
14/ Liverpool corner Coutinho falls to Benteke – big chance and Randolph saves at near post
16: Payet plays sweet ball to JOB and he hammers in a great shot which rebounds off upright
23: Payet whips in free kick – cleared for corner, also dealt with
25: Dangerous break from Liverpool – ball cut into box but Benteke can’t control – cleared.
28: Liverpool cut through with a fast break but Teixera slams inches wide – big chance
Hammers coming under pressure with their inability to pick up second balls – Liverpool having most meaningful posession
35 Coutinho releases Benteke – back to Coutnho who hits post.
Liverpool corner and Randolph again saves day from Benteke at near post
37/ Kouyate brought down just outside box. Payet smashes shot against post and Antonio header from rebound punched clear by Mingolet
43/ Valencia breaks down right turns inside but drives cross into Mingolet’s midriff
45/ IRONS GOAL Payet digs out fine ball to Valencia – crosses well for Antonio to score great goal as he jums from inside of his foot – great tecnique
HALF TIME IRONS 1 LIVERPOOL 0
We’re underway for the second half
47/ Benteke fouled on edge of box
48/ Coutnho free kick GOAL
54: Massive Liverpool attack – Benteke prominent but Hammers hold firm
58/ Huge ball into Liverpool box – Mingolet can’t collect as Hammrs swar around but somehow cleared.
End to end Cup clash as Liverpool go straigt to other end but Hammers clear dangerous attack
59/ Sturridge thrown on for his return by Liverpool
62: Awkward ball into area and Mingolet scrambling to get itt over top as falls for top corner
63: Oh no Winston Reid over stretches and goes down with what looks a clear hamstring problem
REID off – Collins ON
65: Penalty all nIght along – dreadul decision after Valencia hauled back in the box after fantastic piece of work by Antonio on right-SHOCKING DECISION
72/ Clash of heads and Kouyate flattened. Hammers rush to him and get play stopped immediately – player still down
Kouyate off but looks ok although no chances being taken – Carroll coming on
79/ JOB brings down Sturridge edge of box – seriously dangerous. Benteke blast and fabulous Randolph save. Danger came from Noble losing possession as he broke away from defensive position
O’Brien down injured. Liverpool looking more and more dangerous but over elaborating on edge of box
84/ Valencia heads over from quick Payet cross
87/ Noble lashes in shot with outside of boot – Mingolet saves
90: We have 8 mins of extra time
Liverpool storming forward and Sturridge shot saved by Randolph
Now the Irons are storming forward. Long diagonal to Carroll – down for Collins, saved by Mingolet
97: Powerful Obiang run but shoots wide
IT’S EXTRA TIME
We’re underway again
1st Half ET
Irons corner: Cresswell tries luck – high and wide
7/ Noble shot well saved by Mingolet
9/ Huge Liverpool chance – balls drops to Benteke about 20 out and blasts just wide
10/ Benteke breaks forward again but out comes Randolph to make incredible save
12: Benteke heads over from decent cross
HALF TIME EXTRA TIME
17: Sturridge fires over top
21/ Benteke again fires wide from distance
24/West Ham creating very little – Valencia rushes forward, tries to set up a little space for shot but shut down
25/ Valencia hobbles offafter big run at Livrpool defence – limps back in
28/ Sturridge jinks past a couple but cleared for corner
31/ BANG = OGBONNA SCORES WITH HEADER FROM DRAMATICALLY GREAT PAYET FREE KICK
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