West Ham United 3-1 Millwall FT

West Ham United v Millwall
Carling Cup second round
Tuesday 25 August
Kick-off: 7.45pm
Referee: Paul Taylor

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Full time - And it is all over at the Boleyn Ground and what a night we have had here. It all looked so bleak until a few minutes from the end of normal time when Stanislas struck. The youngster got his second from the spot and 20 year old Hines made sure of the win with his second goal for the club. West Ham now go into the draw for the third round of the Carling Cup, which will be made on Saturday.

120 min - Good running from Nouble wins West Ham a free-kick on the right. Stanislas is linining it up but surely it is too far out for a shot. It is and he opts to shoot and it goes behind for a corner.

119 min - It was not looking good for West Ham until Stanislas struck at the end of normal time. Since that goal, though, there has only really been one team in it and the home side's Premier League class has shown.

115 min - Collison loses Fuseini before bringing down the Ghanaian, earning himself a late booking from referee Taylor.

111 min - Stanislas has a chance for a hat-trick but drags his shot wide. Will he get another chance to get his first treble in senior football?

110 min - The change sees Tomkins move over to right-back and Faubert move further forward.

109 min - Cole leaves the pitch to be replaced by Upson. The England forward looks totally shattered after running his heart out for nearly two hours.

106 min - After a brief pause we are up and running again in the second half of added time.

105 min - Fauber comes close to getting the goal he deserves. Parker plays an inch perfect ball into space and the France international runs onto it and carries the ball into the area. He has quick look up to check out his options but decides to shoot and only a brave bit of goalkeeping by Forde prevents it going in. Brilliant from West Ham.

105 min - Great play from Faubert as he sprints down the left and delivers an inviting ball in. Only the outstretched leg of Frampton clears the danger.

105 min - Four minutes of added time at the end of the first half of extra time. Scott Barron is booked.

105 min - GOAL! Surely the game must be safe now as Hines makes it three. Parker threaded a ball forward, Hines raced onto it, beat Frampton with a trick and smashed it past Forde. What a turnaround!

105 min - Double change for Mllwall as Harris and Alexander for Adam Bolder and Ashley Grimes.

97 min - GOAL! Penalty to West Ham. Hines' cross is handled by Laird. Stanislas steps up and smashes it down the middle. 2-1 to the Hammers.

95 min - What a chance for West Ham. Cole cleverly flicks a ball through for Hines who is completely unmarked six yards out. He almost has too much time and rolls his wide of Forde's far post.

93 min - The Hammers come forward once more and Collison feeds a ball out wide to Nouble. His clever flick puts Faubert into space but his cross is fired wide but Hines. Much better from the Hammers.

91 min - Millwall get the first half of extra time underway but it is the Hammers who are straight onto the attack as Hines slides a low ball across the box.

End of normal time

90 min - The home side are doing everything they can to force a winner in normal time but unless something drastic happens now I think we will be having another 30 minutes.

90 min - Faubert tries his luck from 30 yards out. His shot skids along the surface and straight into the arms of Forde.

90 min - I am struggling to remember an atmosphere at the Boleyn Ground quite like this. The roar when Stanislas put that ball in was quite something.

89 min - It looks as though we will be having extra time here now, that is if we don't have the six minutes of added time.

87 min - GOAL! Stanislas fires a late equaliser and the home support goes wild! There was a deep ball into the box by Faubert and the ball breaks to the No46 who pokes gome three yards out.

83 min - Millwall hit back and a long shot is just turned over by Green.

80 min - Stanislas gets yet another shot in as West Ham throw everything at the visitors.

78 min - It is all getting a bit tasty on the pitch as the tackles are flying in. The fans are also getting in on the act as well and there are plenty of songs being sung back and forth between the two sets of fans.

73 min - It is all West Ham at present but they just cannot seem to create that chance to get a decent shot on goal in. It does not help that Millwall are defending for their lives as well, as a defender throws himself in the way of Nouble's shot.

69 min - Corner to West Ham after Spector's cross is headed behind. Stanislas takes it, Tomkins rises highest to head it but his effort goes just over. Much better from West Ham.

67 min - Parker becomes the second West Ham player to be booked after a late tackle on Harris.

65 min -  A suprerb long-range strike from Marc Laird nearly puts the tie to bed for the Hammers. Thankfully, his effort flies into the side of the net rather than the back of it but that was a close call.

62 min - Classy defending from Tomkins there as he picks the pocket of Alexander.

62 min - Zola makes his second change as Kovac leaves the field. Frank Nouble is the man to replace him and he joins Cole and Hines in attack.

61 min - More good work from Cole, who has been tireless tonight, as he beats his man and floats a left-footed cross into the box. Once again, though, Forde is there to gather the ball.

56 min - Cole bursts forward and beats two defenders with sheer power and pace. Sadly, his next contribution is not quite so good as he fires his shot well over the bar.

53 min - More attacking football from the home side sees Faubert, who has had another superb game at right-back, cross towards Hines. The young striker is beaten to the ball by Forde, who punches clear.

52 min - We have 24,452 inside the Boleyn Ground tonight. Not bad considering half of one of the stands is totally empty.

49 min - Fantastic football from the home side and it so nearly results in an equaliser. Hines and Stanislas exchanged passes on the left-hand side. Hines emerges with the ball and lays it along the floor towards Collison. He takes a touch and drills a shot that crashes against the post.

47 min - Hines is straight into the action as he slides in on Dunne. The referee just lets him off with a talking to this time though.

46 min - West Ham kick off the second half. There is one change for the Hammers at the break as Hines is brought on. Payne makes way.

Half-time. The referee blows the half-time whistle and the players leave the pitch. Gianfranco Zola and Steve Clarke will need to have some wise words with their players in the dressing room at half time if the Hammers are to get themselves back into the game.

44 min - West Ham are finishing the half stronger here as Collison feeds Parker on the halfway line and the 28-year-old sprints towards goal. After evading a few challenges he shoots from the edge of the area but it goes about three feet over.

42 min - Another huge roar for a penalty, but I think it was in hope more than anything else as the ball hits a Millwall hand in the area. Payne looks to mark his debut with a goal but his shot is high and wide.

40 min - Marc Laird is the first Millwall player to be booked after his high foot catches Parker.

39 min - Corner to Millwall as Alan Dunne's cross crashes in to Spector and goes behind. The corner kick is deep. In fact, too deep for everyone and Payne clears.

37 min - A massive roar from the home fans there as Faubert bursts into the box and is felled Barron, who did not appear to get any of the ball.

35 min - Classic play from Parker there. After giving the ball away with loose pass he throws himself into a tackle in order to win it back. That is why he was voted Hammer of the Year last season.

33 min - Better from West Ham as Parker, Faubert and Payne play some short, sharp passing to work the ball over to Spector. His ball forward is only inches too long for Cole.

30 min - Fantastic defending from Faubert as he slides in on Harris just as he is poised to connect with a volley on the edge of the area. Seconds later, Green has to come out to block the ball at the feet of Harris. The Hammers have their backs to the wall at present.

28 min - The goal has spurred the home fans on as well and they respond with a chant of 'Come on you Irons!'

26 min - GOAL! The away side take the lead as Harris pokes home from just outside the six-yard box to send the away fans wild.

25 min - Another score, or rather scorer of interest from elsewhere. Jordan Spence has scored for Scunthorpe away Swansea City.

24 min - Some nice play involving Cole and Payne sees the youngster 18-year-old whip in an inviting ball across the six yard box which is cleared. That is more like it from West Ham, who have been pegged back a bit in the last ten minutes.

22 min - Collins, Fabio Daprela and Upson all have a jog along the touchline to warm up. Their arrival is greeted by a round of applause from the home support in the West Stand lower.

20 min - Tomkins slides in on Harris and appears to get the ball but referee Paul Taylor gives the free-kick. The set piece is floated in but West Ham clear.

16 min - Gabbidon is booked for a foul on Chris Hackett on the right-hand side of the pitch. The set-piece is dangerous and only a defensive header from Tomkins clears the danger.

13 min - Gabbidon and Tomkins seem to have struck up a good understanding considering this is the first time they have played together in a competitive match. The England Under-21  and Wales internationals are knocking the ball around comfortably between them.

11 min - Payne is down after getting caught when going in for a tackle with Scott Barron. He looks as though he should be alright though.

9 min - But just as I write that they force a corner for themselves after good work by Jonathan Spector. The flag-kick goes straight out for a goal-kick though.

8 min - It has been all West Ham so far as Millwall struggle to get their foot on the ball.

6 min - We have our first strong tackle of the night and it has resulted in the first booked. Frampton slid in on Cole and got nothing of the bal, which gives the Hammers a free-kick on the right-hand touchline. Stanislas takes it, Tomkins heads it back across the box but Millwall hack it clear.

5 min - It looks as though Payne will be playing up alongside Carlton Cole and Stanislas on the right-hand side.

3 min - Stanislas has the home side's first shot on goal, but in truth it was never really going to trouble Forde in the Millwall goal.

2 min - Almost every West Ham United fan is on their feet at present in response to a song being song. I'll leave it to you to try and work out which one, but it should not be too hard!

1 min -  And we're off. Millwall kick-off and the teams have changed ends for the first half so the Hammers will be shooting towards the Bobby Moore stand for the first 45 minutes.

7.45pm - When Jack Collison's name is read there is a huge cheer from the home support and Collison responds by clapping every side of the ground.

7.44pm - Parker and Frampton lead the two teams out. West Ham will wear their home shirts while Millwall are in their change strip of white shirts and black shorts.

7.40pm - The tension is building here and it looks as though we will have an electric atmosphere tonight. A chorus of 'Bubbles' has already gone around the ground and the Millwall fans, seated in the lower tier of the Trevor Brooking Stand, respond in turn with a song of their own.

6.55pm - Good evening and welcome to the Boleyn Ground. The teams are in and Gianfranco Zola makes four changes to the side that lost 2-1 to Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday. There is a double change in central defence with James Tomkins and Danny Gabbidon coming in to the side in place of Matthew Upon and James Collins. It is sure to be an emotional night for Gabbidon, who is making his first competitive start for 18 months. Upson's absence means Scott Parker takes the armband and he will be joined in midfield by Radoslav Kovac and Josh Payne. It will be Kovac's first start since signing for the club on a permanent deal ten days ago, while Payne will be making his full debut. Mark Noble and Luis Jimenez are rested after picking up minor knocks at the weekend. Oliver Lee could also get his first taste of first-team action after being named on the bench for the first time.

Injury-ravaged Millwall have only enough fit players to name four substitutes for the game. They still manage to include two players who used to be on West Ham United's books in their starting XI. Goalkeeper David Forde spent two years in east London between 2002 and 2004, while striker Garry Alexander came through the Academy but left without making a first-team appearance.

West Ham United: Green, Faubert, Tomkins, Gabbidon, Spector, Parker (c), Kovac, Payne, Collison, Stanislas, Cole
Subs: Kurucz, Daprela, Upson, Collins, Lee, Nouble, Hines

Millwall: Forde, Dunne, Frampton (c), Martin, Smith, Hackett, Barron, Fuseini, Laird, Harris, Alexander
Subs: Sullivan, Bolder, Grime, Price