Nottm Forest 5-0 West Ham United FT






Final score - Nottingham Forest 5-0 West Ham United

93: It's just a game we all want to end. Turgott gives the ball away and Abdoun has it. He cuts it back and Cox controls and sees his shot blocked. That could easily have been six. Anyway, it's all over seconds later. Thanks for joining us. West Ham's youngsters thank the travelling fans for their support. It's been a big day for many of them. They'll learn from this experience, but it may feel a little raw at this present moment. Finally, I'd like to personally thank the 3,000 fans away to my right. Great support that has gone unrewarded today. We'll have reaction soon...

91: Goal! A poor square pass by Maiga is cut out and Lansbury plays the ball to Abdoun in space down the left. He cuts inside and unselfishly squares for Reid, who fires high into the top left-hand corner. Simple goal, but well taken nonetheless.

91: Into the first of three added minutes.

90: Jarvis collects wide left, cuts across the face of the penalty area and sees his shot deflected onto the roof of the net by Jara, who has tracked the run. The corner is headed clear.

89: Reid has a go from 35 yards. It's wild. Goal kick.

87: Abdoun has space again and tries to find Cox but Burke is across to clear for a corner. The initial corner is cleared but Forest regain the ball and Abdoun is clean through. He could square but shoots himself and Adrian saves. Meanwhile, someone has spoken out of turn, Derbyshire is booked.

85: Reid finds Lansbury about 30 yards out. He has acres of space but wastes it as he mis-hits the shot well wide of the right-hand post.

84: Another Forest chance. Abdoun passes inside for Lansbury, who turns, holds off his man and drags his low shot wide of the left-hand post.

83: Paterson gets a standing ovation as he is replaced by Derbyshire.

82: Forest are going to bring on Matt Derbyshire shortly. It could easily by 5-0 before they do, because Reid finds Cox unmarked in the box and he heads over from six yards out.

79: Goal! It's 4-0 and the final whistle cannot come soon enough. Paterson completes his hat-trick by cutting into the box from the left, running past Burke and Potts and slamming a low shot past the helpless Adrian. You have to feel sorry for the Spaniard.

77: Cox comes close to a fourth for the hosts as he meets Abdoun's right-wing cross with a powerful header that Adrian does well to push away.

75: Halford is replaced by Simon Cox, who is a Republic of Ireland international striker.

74: The ball drops to Morrison in the D and he tries an audacious backheel. Darlow collects.

73: Turgott shoots from 25 yards and Darlow flies to his left to push the ball out for a corner. Good strike from the right winger.

71: Goal! Forest score again. Paterson gets his second and it's too easy. He collects a pass from Lansbury 16 yards out and, because nobody had tracked his run at all, the No21 had time to take a touch and shoot. The ball flicks off Burke and beats Adrian. The Spaniard is not impressed at all.

69: Potts finds Jarvis in space down the left. He cuts inside and opens up an angle to shoot, but it's charged down. Forest counter and Paterson has acres of space down the Forest right. He beats Fanimo and lets fly, but Potts is there to make the block.

68: Today's crowd is 14,397, of whom 2,977 have travelled up to support West Ham. Abdoun beats Driver down to the byline and cuts back for Paterson, who fires over the crossbar as he loses his balance.

67: Halford has the hump as he felt he was fouled by Whitehead. Moments later, he trips Driver and gets a talking to from Mr Atkinson. Driver clips the free-kick into the box and Darlow claims high above his head.

65: Goal! Burke battles for a bouncing ball with Halford. The defender goes to ground and Paterson collects. He drills a left-foot shot low across Adrian and the Spaniard can only touch the ball onto the base of the far post and into the net.

65: Downing is replaced by Turgott. Jarvis puts on the armband.

64: Blair Turgott will be on soon. A sweeping attack from Forest sees Jara support Lansbury down the right. He slips the pass through for the Lansbury and the No10 fires over the crossbar.

61: Forest win a free-kick when Moussi is fouled. Reid lifts it to the far post, where Lascelles heads over the crossbar. He has been flagged offside, however.

58: It's been much better in the last ten minutes. Lletget is fouled wide right. Downing crosses and the ball flicks off a Forest head to Lletget, whose shot is deflected and parried by Darlow diving to his right. West Ham regain possession inside the penalty area and when Downing crosses again, Forest scramble the ball behind. The next corner is taken short and Downing tests Darlow again at the near post. He parries behind again. The final corner is cleared and Forest escape.

58: Forest replace Lichaj with Dan Harding at left-back. That's a straight swap.

55: A double change. Fanimo is on for Moncur, while Burke replaces Diarra. Massive test for the U18 centre-back. He is joined by Potts in a new 4-5-1 formation. Fanimo is at left-back.

53: Decent West Ham pressure building as they knock the ball around outside the Forest box. Morrison picks up and runs around before poking to Lletget. He cannot get the shot away, but Whitehead can. It's deflected over. The corner is headed clear...

51: In fact, Burke and Fanimo are getting prepared. Meanwhile, Downing runs at the Forest defence and wins a corner off Lascelles when the centre-back slides in to block his shot. The corner is headed clear.

50: Paterson takes a pass from Reid and takes on Potts before shooting, but Lletget makes the block. We're going to see Matthias Fanimo soon.

48: Abdoun is a lively customer and he cuts into the box from the left before shooting low with his right foot, straight at Adrian.

47: Lletget cuts out an attempted Reid through ball for Abdoun before finding Morrison. He looks up and tries to thread a ball past Jara for Downing to run into space, but it hits the South American on the heels.

46: No changes from either manager at the break. Forest get the second half underway.

Half-time score - Nottingham Forest 1-0 West Ham United

47: Half-time. West Ham trail to Abdoun's early penalty. While Forest have had more of the play, the Hammers' youngsters have acquitted themselves well. Moncur will be disappointed with conceding the penalty because he has looked composed in the middle of the park. Whitehead has been neat and tidy and Driver made a superb challenge on Halford to prevent a certain second goal. Adrian has also made a couple of fine saves, while Maiga passed up West Ham's best opportunity.

46: Into the one minute of added time. Reid crosses, Halford heads down and Driver pokes the ball up in the air. Halford wins it again, but heads wide.

45: West Ham win a corner. It's headed clear and Lletget is caught in possession by Abdoun. The American pulls his man down and is booked.

42: It should be 2-0. Reid threads the ball through for Lichaj, who breaks the back line and is clean through. He cuts onto his right foot and is denied by a fine save from Adrian. The ball flies out to Reid, who finds Lansbury to his right. He fires a yard over from outside the penalty area. West Ham creaking.

40: Maiga challenges Moussi 30 yards out and Moncur nips in to take possession. He feigns to shoot before getting his shot away, but it's blocked.

38: Adrian is worked again as Abdoun crosses from the left, Halford gets above Diarra and heads down, but it's close enough to the Spaniard for him to save low to his left.

35: A chance! Moncur brings the ball forward well again through the centre before poking a through ball for Maiga. He looks to have a yard of space on the penalty spot, but cannot get a powerful shot away. Lichaj puts pressure on the No11 and the ball dribbles through to Darlow.

32: Lascelles is encouraged to shoot from 30 yards. He does, and Adrian holds on at the second attempt.

30: A deflected shot from Paterson spins along the ground into the box and wrong-foots Diarra. Halford looks to be clean through to finish, but Driver makes a miraculous last-ditch challenge to win the ball eight yards out. Halford is winded as he lands heavily, but it's not a penalty. Great challenge from Driver.

27: It's such a shame that West Ham conceded that penalty because they have defended soundly enough otherwise. Adrian hasn't had a single save to make other than Abdoun's penalty, which he got nowhere near.

26: Halford crosses and Potts heads clear as far as Reid, who finds Jara wide right. He seeks out the run of Lansbury, but Adrian is out smartly to collect ahead of the shaven-headed midfielder.

24: Morrison curls the free-kick high towards the near top corner but Darlow sticks out his right glove to athletically tip over. Downing's corner is deep and Potts wins it and heads back across goal, but nobody in white can apply the finishing touch.

23: Morrison picks up a loose ball outside the penalty area and is immediately tripped by Lansbury 22 yards out. He'll take this one himself...

22: Another decent through ball from Moncur for Jarvis but the winger crosses against his own standing leg. Goal kick.

21: A hush of expectation as Forest put three crosses into the box. Downing clears the second and the third lands in the hands of Adrian. During that attack, Reid also attempted to find Lansbury as he ran into the box.

19: Maiga is battling away and West Ham win the ball back inside the Forest half. Unfortunately, Jarvis sees his cross half-blocked and Lansbury is able to head clear.

17: Abdoun and Paterson have swapped flanks. The goalscorer is now over on the left.

16: Moncur tries to atone by clipping a ball over Lichaj for Jarvis to chase. He gets there first and wins a corner off the American. It's wasted. Taken short, the initial cross is blocked and, when Morrison wins it back, he over-runs the ball and Moussi ushers it out for a goal kick.

14: The home side have their tails up and attack again. Reid drives in a shot from 25 yards but it flies away well wide of the left-hand post.

12: Goal! Abdoun chips the ball straight down the middle as Adrian dives to his right. Forest lead. That was a bit cheeky from the No39, but it paid off and he celebrates.

12: Penalty to Forest. Moncur gives the ball away, then in his eagerness to win it back he trips Paterson. It;s a definite spot-kick.

10: Lletget finds Moncur, who brings the ball forward at pace. He then feeds Downing, who takes on Jara and wins a corner when the Chilean deflects his cross behind. Jarvis takes and Darlow collects. The goalkeeper immediately bowls out for Reid on halfway. He tries to find a team-mate in space on the far side, but Driver cuts it out.

9: West Ham's youngsters are working hard to close down their more experienced opponents. In all honesty, not a thing has happened in terms of goalmouth action.

7: Tactically, it's 3-5-1-1 for West Ham. Driver, Diarra and Potts are the back three, with Whitehead sitting behind Moncur and Lletget. Downing is wide right and Jarvis wide left, with Morrison supporting Maiga. Forest are 4-1-4-1. Jara, Lascelles, Hobbs and Lichaj are the back four, with Moussi sitting. Abdoun, Lansbury, Reid and Paterson are across the midfield, with Halford up front.

5: Diarra's loose header is straight to Halford. He backheels to Abdoun, whose cross is sliced by Driver to Paterson. Thankfully, the defender recovers and wins the block tackle against the left winger and West Ham can bring the ball clear.

3: Encouraging start from the visitors, with the midfield three all getting a touch to settle them down. Jarvis is playing wide on the right today and he wins a throw, but it comes to nothing.

1: Forest win a throw level with the penalty area when Diarra clears. It's worked by Reid to Lansbury, whose low cross is cleared by Potts. Abdoun then tries a trick to beat his man wide on the right and runs the ball out for a goal kick.

12noon - West Ham get things underway through Whitehead and Morrison...

11.56pm - The teams emerge from the tunnel amid a decent amount of noise from all corners. The Hammers fans give their unfamiliar'-looking team a loud cheer as they break from the handshakes towards their end of the stadium. Before kick-off, George Moncur kneels on halfway in prayer. He then joins his team-mates and the two captains are called together by Martin Atkinson for the coin toss. West Ham to kick-off...

11.50pm - I'm sure you're all aware, but UK-based fans can watch today's game live on ITV1. Of course, you can always supplement your viewing by sticking with me here on the Official Website. Ten minutes until kick-off and Guns '' Roses are belting out over the PA system. To my right, the 3,000 or so Hammers are singing away in the Bridgford Stand. I should point out that they are not singing along to 'Welcome to the Jungle'...

11.45pm - The Hammers are heading back inside to their dressing room, while Forest literally only emerged for their warm-up five minutes ago. It's an overcast and slightly chilly day in Nottingham, but mercifully the rain has stayed away for the time being.

11.10am - As promised, here are some more details about our youngsters:

Leo Chambers
A promising right-back, Leo Chambers made his senior bow this term, starting each of the Hammers' first three Capital One Cup fixtures. A youth international throughout his young career, the 18-year-old is comfortable at both full-back and centre-half.

Callum Driver
A no-nonsense full-back, Callum Driver has regularly skippered the Club's high-flying Development Squad. A robust defender who is strong in the air, Driver spent a month on loan at Burton Albion in January 2012.

Dan Potts
Young Dan Potts, the son of Club legend Steve, has already clocked up a dozen first-team appearances, having made his debut in December 2011. Still just 19, Potts featured at this stage of the FA Cup last season, playing the full 90 minutes in the two contests with Manchester United.

Sebastian Lletget
The California-born midfielder is a fine technician, typically operating in an advanced midfield role. Popping up with the odd goal too, Lletget joined the first-team squad in their pre-season tour of Germany, though he is yet to feature for Sam Allardyce's seniors.

George Moncur
In a similar vein to his father John, George is a whole-hearted footballer, plying his trade as a box-to-box midfielder. With plenty of quality in and around the box, Moncur has three goals to his name this term and made his sole previous first-team appearance in the Capital One Cup second round last season.

Danny Whitehead
Signed from Stockport County on the recommendation of Dietmar Hamann in the summer, Whitehead has slotted in at the heart of the U21s' midfield. Versatile though he is, Whitehead's fluency in possession means he tends to operate in a deeper-lying midfield role.

Elliot Lee
The pint-sized frontman has long since earned a reputation as a clinical finisher, having been prolific throughout his formative years with the Club. Twice a late substitute for the first team, Lee can operate through the middle or on the left of a front three.

Reece Burke
Rewarded with a first call-up for England's Under-18s as recently as September 2013, centre-half Reece Burke has recently been drafted into Nick Haycock's Development Squad, following an impressive stint in the U18 setup.

Jaanai Gordon
A January recruit from Peterborough United, forward Jaanai Gordon enjoyed a successful trial period with the Club in December, netting in each of his three outings. An exciting prospect, Gordon made three senior appearances for the Posh this term, prior to his move away from London Road.

11.05am - Three debutants for West Ham! Danny Whitehead, Callum Driver and Sebastian Lletget are handed their first-team bows by Big Sam. New boy Jaanai Gordon is among the substitutes. Stewart Downing captains the visitors. We'll have more on our youngsters for you in a moment or two...

West Ham United: Adrian, Driver, Potts, Diarra, Moncur, Whitehead, Morrison, Lletget, Downing (c), Jarvis, Maiga
Subs: Spiegel, Lee, Turgott, Fanimo, Maguire, Gordon, Burke

Nottingham Forest: Darlow, Lichaj, Moussi, Lansbury, Reid (c), Halford, Lascelles, Jara, Paterson, Hobbs, Abdoun
Subs: Evtimov, Harding, Mackie, Derbyshire, Majewski, Cox, Miller

10.55am - Many of you will be watching today's game live on TV. If you want some more information about our opponents and all the big-match preview details, click on either of the links above. We're just off to get the team news for you!

10.45am - It will present a challenge this morning, but if you can correctly guess our starting XI using #WHULINEUP on Twitter, then you could win a signed prize! I'll give you a clue - Adrian should be in goal! Forest could start with two former Hammers in Henri Lansbury, who I just met in the car park, and Danny Collins. Academy graduate and Forest captain Chris Cohen is injured.

10.40am - Both squads have arrived at the Boleyn Ground in their team coaches. It's a fairly young-looking West Ham squad that got off the bus, but Big Sam has also brought a number of experienced first-team players to the City Ground. We'll have the team news for you in about 20 minutes.

Good morning and welcome to the City Ground as West Ham United embark on the Road to Wembley in the world's most-famous knockout competition - the FA Cup!

The Hammers arrive in Nottingham desperate for a morale-boosting victory after a difficult Christmas and New Year period that saw them pick up just one point from four Barclays Premier League matches.

Hosts Nottingham Forest, in contrast, are chasing promotion to from the Sky Bet Championship after picking up eight points from their four unbeaten games over the festive season.

Both managers, Sam Allardyce and Billy Davies, are likely to make changes to their starting XIs, but for differing reasons.

Big Sam has an injury crisis to contend with that leaves him without Andy Carroll (foot), Ricardo Vaz Te (shoulder), Winston Reid (ankle), James Collins (calf) and James Tomkins (groin). Midfielders Mark Noble (calf) and Ravel Morrison (groin) will hope to be available today, while Stewart Downing could start after making an impressive return from an ankle injury as a substitute in the New Year's Day defeat at Fulham.

For Davies, meanwhile, he has striker Darius Henderson available again after a three-match ban, while the Scot may also change out some of his regular starters to save them for what promises to be a season-long fight for a place in the Play-Offs or automatic promotion places.

Forest have won six, drawn four and lost just two of their 12 home league games played this season, scoring 18 goals and conceding eleven. The hosts have not lost any of their last seven league matches dating back to 3-2 home defeat by Reading on 30 November.

In contrast, West Ham have lost their last five away league matches, but the Hammers did score a 2-1 Capital One Cup quarter-final win at Tottenham Hotspur on 18 December.

West Ham have won four of the five previous FA Cup meetings with Forest.

The Hammers caused a massive upset when they beat Forest 2-1 in the FA Cup first round on 14 January 1911. Then a Southern League First Division club, the Hammers scored a victory over their Football League Division One opponents thanks to two goals from forward Danny Shea.

West Ham had joined Forest in Division One by 31 January 1925, when goals from Tommy Yews and Jimmy Ruffell saw the Londoners secure a 2-0 second-round win at the City Ground.

West Ham defender Tony Gale was infamously sent-off in the 1991 FA Cup semi-final against Forest at Villa Park on 14 April 1991 after a foul on Gary Crosby, when the new professiona foul rule was in its infancyl. Forest would go on to win the game 4-0 but lost 2-1 to Tottenham Hotspur in the final. Future Hammers Gary Charles and Stuart Pearce filled the full-back positions for Forest in the semi-final.

In recent years, Jermain Defoe (two) and Joe Cole scored in a 3-2 third-round win at the Boleyn Ground in January 2003, while a Victor Obinna hat-trick secured West Ham's progress from the fourth round in January 2011.

We will have today's confirmed team news for you at 11am. Before then, you can enter our two matchday competitions #WHULINEUP and #WHUGOAL on our Official Twitter page.