Newport County
Newport County
0
-
2
West Ham United
West Ham United

43' Jack Wilshere

65' Pablo Fornals

0
15
30
45
60
75
90
NEW
V
WES
Substitution (64')
Sub-on: Matthew Dolan
Sub-off: Scot Bennett
Substitution (64')
Sub-on: Corey Whitely
Sub-off: Taylor Maloney
Substitution (81')
Sub-on: Robbie Willmott
Sub-off: Lewis Collins
Substitution (8')
Sub-on: Michail Antonio
Sub-off: Felipe Anderson Pereira Gomes
Goal (43')
Scorer: Jack Wilshere
Goal (65')
Scorer: Pablo Fornals
Assist: Felipe Anderson Pereira Gomes
Substitution (82')
Sub-on: Jack Wilshere
Sub-off: Conor Coventry
Possession
26.7 %
73.3 %
Shots (On Target)
4
6
Shots (Off Target)
9
8
Corners
4
5
Crosses
18
11
Clearances
16
24
Yellow Cards
0
0
Red Cards
0
0
West Ham United
Newport County
Possession
73.3%
26.7%
Shots (On Target)
6
4
Shots (Off Target)
8
9
Corners
5
4
Crosses
11
18
Clearances
24
16
Yellow Cards
0
0
Red Cards
0
0
West Ham United
Newport County
Newport County
4-2-2-2
30
12
25
3
5
20
7
8
10
9
15
17
22
1
2
27
26
21
Man. Michael Flynn
30 Nick Townsend
12 Dan McNamara
25 Mark OBrien
3 Ryan Haynes
5 Kyle Howkins
20 Corey Whitely
7 Robbie Willmott
8 Matthew Dolan
10 Joshua Sheehan
9 Padraig Amond
15 Tristan Abrahams
Substitutions
17 Scot Bennett
22 Taylor Maloney
1 Tom King
2 Daniel Leadbitter
27 Ryan Inniss
26 Marvel Ekpiteta
21 Lewis Collins
Possession %
27
73
Duels Won
48
67
Aerial Duels Won
23
30
Interceptions
19
9
Offsides
2
2
Corners
4
5
West Ham United
4-1-4-1
13
3
4
5
23
30
11
19
15
18
27
1
8
41
53
21
54
22
Manuel Pellegrini Man.
Roberto Jiménez 13
Aaron Cresswell 3
Fabián Balbuena 4
Pablo Zabaleta 5
Issa Diop 23
Michail Antonio 30
Robert Snodgrass 11
Jack Wilshere 19
Carlos Sánchez 15
Pablo Fornals 18
Albian Ajeti 27
Substitutions
Lukasz Fabianski 1
Felipe Anderson Pereira Gomes 8
Declan Rice 41
Ben Johnson 53
Angelo Ogbonna 21
Conor Coventry 54
Sébastien Haller 22
Player Comparison

The Hammers celebrate Jack Wilshere's goal at Newport


Newport County 0-2 West Ham United
Carabao Cup Round Two

West Ham United booked their place in the Carabao Cup third round with a 2-0 victory over League Two side Newport County on Tuesday night.

Newport have made a name for themselves the cups recently, taking Tottenham Hotspur to an FA Cup replay two seasons ago, before defeating Leicester in the same competition last year, but West Ham ensured there was to be no repeat this time in South Wales.

It wasn’t for the want of trying on Newport’s part, as Mike Flynn’s team gave it a real go before the Hammers took the contest away from them.

Jack Wilshere’s calm finish opened the scoring two minutes before half-time, while summer signing Pablo Fornals wrapped it up with his first goal in Claret & Blue midway through the second period.

The Hammers named an experienced side, but were forced into an early change when Michail Antonio pulled up in leading a quick break. Felipe Anderson came on in the No30’s place.

The home crowd were raucous in the early stages, although they were almost silenced in the 14th minute when an excellent move involving Issa Diop, Carlos Sanchez, Wilshere and Felipe Anderson ended with Aaron Cresswell cutting the ball back to Fornals, whose bobbling shot deceived goalkeeper Nick Townsend and bounced back off the post.

Ten minutes later the League Two side should really have taken the lead. Issa Diop was caught on the ball as he tried to turn away from the danger zone and Tristan Abrahams  crossed immediately to his strike partner Padraig Amond who, with only Roberto to beat, shot straight at the away goalkeeper.

Newport were enjoying a good spell and, just past the half-hour, Corey Whitely had time down the right to fire over a low cross which Diop almost touched into his own net.

West Ham knew they were in a real game, but two minutes before the break they broke the home side’s resistance. The goal owed a little to a stroke of luck initially, as Wilshere’s attempted pass to Albian Ajeti broke back to him off Newport defender Kyle Howkins. The next two touches were cold in their ruthlessness, as Wilshere strode into the box to slot into the bottom right corner.

Ajeti twice went close with headers at the start of the second half, while at the other end Abrahams was inches away from connecting with Robbie Willmott’s teasing low cross.

With 65 minutes on the clock, though, West Ham finished the game as a contest with their second goal. Wilshere was involved again, taking control of possession on the edge of the box before feeding through to Felipe Anderson. His low cross may have been intended for Ajeti, who went down at the near post, but Newport couldn’t clear and Fornals stole in at the far to knock home.

Newport’s Josh Sheehan passed up a late opportunity to grab a consolation when he struck the top of the visitors’ crossbar but this was a job well done on a tricky stage for the Hammers.

Newport County: Townsend, Haynes, Howkins, O'Brien, McNamara, Willmott (Collins 81), Dolan (Bennett 64), Sheehan, Amond, Whitely (Maloney 64), Abrahams
Subs: King, Leadbitter, Ekpiteta, Inniss

West Ham United: Roberto, Zabaleta, Balbuena, Diop, Cresswell, Sanchez, Wilshere (Coventry 82), Snodgrass, Antonio (Felipe Anderson 8), Fornals, Ajeti
Subs: Fabianski, Johnson, Ogbonna, Rice, Haller

Goals: Wilshere 43, Fornals 65

Referee: Stephen Martin

Attendance: 6,382