Dev Squad reach Cup final

FT: West Ham United 3-2 Liverpool

That's it! The referee blows for full time and the Hammers are into the final! Get in! COYI!

Marcus Browne is sent off for a second booking. 

120: Martin Samuelsen is replaced by Declan Rice. The winger has been at his scintillating best tonight. 

119: Last chance saloon...what a save that is Spiegel - he made it look easy! That looked like it was heading for the top corner!

117: Not long to go now. Bodies everywhere, such a collosal effort from everyone out there in claret and blue. To a man superb. 

Liverpool are putting everyone forward, last five or so minutes. What a game this has been! Josh Cullen is rallying the troops. 

111: BUT THE HAMMERS HAVE SCORED AGAIN! 3-2! And what a goal is was. Hendrie with the sweetest strike you'll see, top corner. 

110: Ojo levels after running onto a long ball and slotting past Spiegel. 

106: This is exhausting - not only for the players! West Ham are 15 minutes away from the final. Believe!

105+1: GOOOOOOOOOOAL!! Marcus Browne scores from close range! Superb scenes here at Rush Green. He's delighted and rightly so!

105: Pike comes through with a well timed challenge. Danger averted. 

104: Diangana gets in on the act of showboating and shows O'Hanlon a clean pair of heels. Liverpool pressing for a winner in the dying moments...

100: Samuelsen takes matters into his hands and shows one, two, three outrageous pieces of skills. Channelling his inner-Payet there. Terrific stuff, the crowd are in awe!

97: This time Makasi is felled, there's going to some sore bodies after tonight's game. No prisoners! Kent shanks a shot well wide when it looked easier to score. 

94: Stephen Hendrie fires a shot from distance which has Bogdan scrambling to his right. Unlucky!

91: Skrtel chops Browne down, again, for the umpteenth time. This is getting ridiculous. He finally, finally goes into the book. 

End of 90 minutes: There's the whistle and to extra time we go!

Another chance! This time Dobson charges forward yet his effort is blocked at the last. From the resulting corner, Oxford gets underneath it and out for a goalkick. 

90: Final few moments here, otherwise we face extra time! Tongiht's attendance is a staggering 1,319!

89: FRANTIC. Tackles flying in left, right and centre. A proper, proper cup tie this. 

86: Seconds later Skrtel has another nibble at Browne, still the referee gives nothing. 

84: Browne is caught by a flying Skrtel elbow, intentional or not, that hurt. The youngster is back on his feet and straight into the thick of it. 

82: Free-kick to West Ham in a dangerous position...Browne to take...Samuelsen gets a head to it and fires narrowly over. So close! COYI!

76: Period of pressure from the visitors for a change. They have a series of corners yet the Hammers clear there lines admirably. 

72: Superb workrate from Moses Makasi, as ever, to track his man and put in a terrific tackle. Superb. 

69: Diangana's twinkle toes are really dancing. He flies into the area, lays off Josh Cullen who sees his effort charged down. Seconds later, Diangana plays in Browne who pokes narrowly wide. 

66: Considering Liverpool's dominance in the first half, the Hammers have really turned the game on it's head. They are pressing for a second, and currently look the more likely to score. Here's hoping!

62: Superb run by Marcus Browne as he takes it from the halfway line and manages to win a corner. Reece Oxford rises highest yet Maguire deals with the second ball. 

60: Jahmal Hector-Ingram is replaced by livewire Grady Diangana. The young striker has had a difficult night with Skrtel to contend with but more than held his own. 

54: Excellent start for Westley's men. Even before the goal, Samuelsen, Cullen and Pike all had chances to score. Game on, the crowd are loving it. 

Doneil Henry equalises with an emphatic finish from close range. He fired that home venow. Just the start the Hammers needed!

51: Inch-perfect sliding tackle from Reece Oxford to prevent Kent in is his tracks. Crucial interception. 

46: We're back under way here at Rush Green. A big 45 minutes needed to turn this around!

HT: The referee blows for half-time and the Hammers hold a slender advantage. 

Spiegel does well to collect a hanging cross, and looks to set Samuelsen free down the left, again, Liverpool have done their homework and they crowd him out. 

Final moments of the first half. Liverpool started the stronger and made their advantage count, yet the Hammers have grown into the game. 

40: Superb tackle by Doneil Henry to prevent Ryan McLaughlin from getting his shot away. Committed as ever, superb defending. 

36: The Hendrie-Samuelsen combination is having a lot of joy. This time Hendrie gets free and delievers a great ball to Jahmal Hector-Ingram, however the ball bounces just infront of him and the chance is gone. 

33: Brannagan is called up for leaving a foot on Browne but no card. Tempers are rising. 

30: Again the Hammers go close. Browne spins his man, yet the dominant figure of Skrtel is there to cut the cross out. The corner evades Henry's leap but inches, milimetres even, and the visitors clear. 

28: Samuelsen is proving to be a real outlet on the left, his feet are dazzling Connor Randall. He beats two men, and shoots but his effort is blocked on the edge of the box. 

24: Liverpool are screaming for a penalty after Ojo hits the deck but the referee is unmoved. Play on. 

21: Better from the hosts. Cullen's whipped free-kick is headed on by Oxford and loops high into the air. Bogdan watches it for a long time and elects to palm it over his own bar, safety first. He collects the resulting corner with minimum fuss. 

Some tasty challenges going in to say the least. A proper cup tie!

17: What. A. Save. Raphael Spiegel makes a terrific save to deny Ryan Kent, how that didn't go in I don't know. 

15: Josh Cullen buys a free-kick off Brannagan and recycles the ball intelligently to Henry. Already a good player, he's further improved during his time at Bradford City. 

12: Goal for Liverpool as Pedro Chirivella finds the corner from the edge of the box. 0-1. 

11: Jon Flannagan does well to burst inside his man and shoot, Oxford does equally as well to get the block in. 

8: Alex Pike is the next Hammer to break-through, this time down the other flank, skipping past Jon Flannagan, yet he is eventually crowded out. Great desire. 

4: First half chance falls to the hosts as Stephen Hendrie makes headway down the left flank and puts in a good cross toward Hector-Ingram, unfortunately he slips at the crucial moment and the chance is gone. Unlucky. 

3: Fast and furious start to the game, Liverpool all in white have come with intent however the Hammers have enjoyed the majority of possession and territory. 

1: We're off! Captain Reece Oxford has won the toss and Josh Cullen and Marcus Browne will get us going. The Hammers are kicking left to right in the first half. 

Hello and welcome to tonight's coverage as West Ham United host Liverpool in the semi-final of the U21 Premier League Cup! Cup-fever has well and truly overtaken Rush Green!

6.55pm: Five minutes to go! We reached fever pitch a long time ago...

6.45pm: Excellent pre-match atmosphere here at Rush Green, the home of the Academy of Football. A huge crowd is in tonight, and expecting to be entertained! With the players out on show tonight, why not?

6.30pm: To recap, the Hammers journey to the semis started all the way down in Exeter with a resounding 4-0 win before triumphs over Fulham and Blackburn. Liverpool, meanwhile, beat Liverpool, Sunderland and Brighton & Hove Albion. The winner will play Hull City in a two-leg final!

6.20pm: So, a massive night here at Rush Green. Julian Dicks and Darren Randolph are both in attendance! 

6pm: As you can see below, both team have gone strong tonight! It's certainly coming to the business end of the competition... 

West Ham United: Spiegel, Pike, Hendrie, Dobson, Henry, Oxford (C), Makasi, Cullen, Hector-Ingram, Browne, Samuelsen
Subs: Neufville, Howes (GK), Diangana, Rice, Kemp

Liverpool: Bogdan, Randall, Flannagan, Skrtel, Maguire, Chirivella, Teixeira, Brannagan, Sinclair, Kent, Ojo

Subs: O'Hanlon, Firth, McLaughlin, Hart, Brewitt