Tenner tickets for Tuesday

Thousands of fans have been flocking to snap up cheap tickets for the Carling Cup second-round tie against Oxford United.

With prices at just £5 for kids and £10 for adults - wherever you sit in the ground - a full house is expected by the time kick-off comes around at 7.45pm on Tuesday. The Hammers were able to offer the price reduction with cooperation from Oxford.

With prices for the chance to see the Hammers first team in action at their lowest level for more than ten years, fans are urged to make sure of their seats as soon as possible or face disappointment.

West Ham United chairman David Sullivan secured the cut-price rate in discussions with the League Two newcomers. He was determined to make the match as affordable for as many fans as possible. He said: "This will be the cheapest match at Upton Park for over a decade.

"We had to persuade Oxford to agree to this radical pricing but we are taking the cup competitions seriously and will do everything we can to be successful. I am sure the manager will put out a strong team and we will not be treating the match as a formality. We will be professional and it promises to be an exciting night under the lights."