West Ham United
West Ham United

Marko Arnautovic 2'

Andy Carroll 91'

2
-
0
Birmingham City
Birmingham City
0
15
30
45
60
75
90
WES
V
BIR
Goal (2')
Scorer: Marko Arnautovic
Substitution (20')
Sub-on: Marko Arnautovic
Sub-off: Andy Carroll
Yellow (51')
Issa Diop
Substitution (58')
Sub-on: Samir Nasri
Sub-off: Robert Snodgrass
Substitution (79')
Sub-on: Alexandre Nascimento Costa Silva
Sub-off: Felipe Anderson Pereira Gomes
Goal (91')
Scorer: Andy Carroll
Yellow (19')
Gary Gardner
Substitution (45')
Sub-on: Gary Gardner
Sub-off: Craig Gardner
Substitution (73')
Sub-on: Connor Mahoney
Sub-off: Viv Solomon-Otabor
Possession
73.4 %
26.6 %
Shots (On Target)
5
4
Shots (Off Target)
6
9
Corners
6
10
Crosses
17
21
Clearances
17
28
Yellow Cards
1
1
Red Cards
0
0
West Ham United
Birmingham City
Possession
73.4%
26.6%
Shots (On Target)
5
4
Shots (Off Target)
6
9
Corners
6
10
Crosses
17
21
Clearances
17
28
Yellow Cards
1
1
Red Cards
0
0
West Ham United
Birmingham City
West Ham United
4-1-4-1
13
26
21
23
30
45
41
32
14
18
7
8
1
54
27
3
11
9
Man. Manuel Pellegrini
13 Adrián San Miguel del Castillo
26 Arthur Masuaku
21 Angelo Ogbonna
23 Issa Diop
30 Michail Antonio
45 Grady Diangana
41 Declan Rice
32 Alexandre Nascimento Costa Silva
14 Pedro Obiang
18 Samir Nasri
7 Marko Arnautovic
Substitutions
8 Felipe Anderson Pereira Gomes
1 Lukasz Fabianski
54 Conor Coventry
27 Lucas Pérez
3 Aaron Cresswell
11 Robert Snodgrass
9 Andy Carroll
Possession %
73
27
Duels Won
68
62
Aerial Duels Won
16
14
Interceptions
6
9
Offsides
1
4
Corners
6
10
Birmingham City
4-4-2
1
5
28
45
12
19
6
20
7
9
10
24
27
22
8
31
30
25
25
Garry Monk Man.
Lee Camp 1
Maxime Colin 5
Michael Morrison 28
Wes Harding 45
Harlee Dean 12
Jacques Maghoma 19
Maikel Kieftenbeld 6
Gary Gardner 20
Connor Mahoney 7
Che Adams 9
Lukas Jutkiewicz 10
Substitutions
Dan Scarr 24
Connal Trueman 27
Viv Solomon-Otabor 22
Craig Gardner 8
Charlie Lakin 31
Beryly Lubala 30
Josh Dacres-Cogley 25
Josh Dacres-Cogley 25
Player Comparison
Marko Arnautovic celebrates his winning goal against Birmingham City

 

West Ham United are safely through to the Emirates FA Cup fourth round after scoring a 2-0 win over Birmingham City at London Stadium.

Marko Arnautovic put the hosts ahead within two minutes on a cold Saturday lunchtime, nodding in from close range after Angelo Ogbonna’s initial header from Grady Diangana’s corner had been saved by Lee Camp.

Both teams created chances to add to the scoreline throughout the 88 minutes that followed before substitute Andy Carroll, who had replaced Arnautovic in the first half, made sure Manuel Pellegrini’s team will be in Monday’s draw with a late header of his own.

It took less than 120 seconds for the Hammers to break the deadlock. Full debutant Xande Silva won a corner when his low shot was turned around the post by Camp. From Diangana’s left-wing corner, Ogbonna’s powerful header was saved by the former Nottingham Forest goalkeeper, but Arnautovic reacted quicker than left-back Maxime Colin to head into the net from six yards.

And, after both teams had passed up opportunities to make things more exciting, Carroll settled matters by sending a trademark header into the bottom left-hand corner from Michail Antonio's far-post cross.

While the home side controlled possession for long periods, it was Blues who created arguably the better chances in the first half, particularly after Arnautovic had been replaced by Andy Carroll after complaining of a back problem.

Gary Garnder’s shot was deflected wide by Arthur Masuaku and Lukas Jutkiewicz headed narrowly wide of the far post before the ten-goal centre forward saw another headed effort cleared from under his own crossbar by Carroll.

And Birmingham went close again just before the break when Maikel Kieftenbeld’s first-time shot curved just wide of the target.

At the other end, the lively Xande Silva and Diangana carried the attack to Birmingham in Arnautovic’s absence, with the latter seeing one left-foot shot deflected past the post and another fly into the side netting before the interval.

 

Andy Carroll scored West Ham United's second goal in added time

 

With just one goal to find to level matters, Birmingham continued to play their direct football after half-time and it came close to paying dividends on a few occasions.

Che Adams saw a shot blocked by Ogbonna before Jutkiewicz had two half-chances, lobbing one wide and heading the second too close to Adrian. Issa Diop also did well to block Harlee Dean’s late header wide

At the other end, West Ham forced a succession of corners and both Michail Antonio and Xande Silva blasted efforts narrowly off-target before Carroll clipped the angle of post and crossbar following good work from fellow substitute Robert Snodgrass.

And the Big Man's determination to end his year-long goal drought was rewarded in the first minute of added time, when he rose above Birmingham captain Michael Morrison to power Antonio's right-wing delivery past Camp and into the net.

Aside from the victory itself, Nasri’s hour-long debut showed he has not lost any of his technical ability, while Man of the Match Diangana and fellow youngsters Xande Silva and Declan Rice also impressed.

The fourth round draw will be shown live on BBC One following Monday’s live Wolverhampton Wanderers versus Liverpool tie.

West Ham United: Adrian (c), Antonio, Diop, Ogbonna, Masuaku, Rice, Obiang, Diangana, Nasri (Snodgrass 58), Xande Silva (Felipe Anderson 79), Arnautovic (Carroll 20)
Subs not used: Fabianski, Cresswell, Coventry, Lucas Perez

Goals: Arnautovic 2, Carroll 90+1

Booked: Diop

Birmingham City: Camp, Harding, Morrison (c), Dean, Colin, Mahoney (Otabor 83), G.Gardner (C.Gardner 46), Kieftenbeld, Maghoma, Adams, Jutkiewicz
Subs not used: Trueman (GK), Lubala, Scarr, Lakin, Dacres-Cogley

Booked: G.Gardner

Referee: Roger East

Attendance: 54,840 (including 4,893 from Birmingham City)