Leicester 0-2 West Ham PL2 - Report & highlights

FULL-TIME: The Hammers have seen the game out and won 2-0. It was a truly terrific display from start to finish. Marcus Browne gave them the lead with a delicate flick from a Vashon Neufville cross and then.... Well, we possibly saw on of the goals of the season so far from Domingos Quina who managed to lob the Leicester keeper from fully 50 yards. It was a perfect way to clinch victory in a match with Terry Westley's men were far superior. They begin their Premier League Cup defence with a victory in Group E. Final score: Leicester City 0-2 West Ham United.

90 mins:
 4 minutes added here. The Hammers lead 2-0.

88 mins: The Hammers lose possession in midfield but Barnes sends an effort just wide. 0-0

86 mins: A deflected Browne strike forces a good save by Iversen. The Hammers almost there! 0-2

83 mins: Leicester threaten a goal but Barnes somehow shoots wide from a few yards. 0-2

82 mins: Noha Sylvestre replaces Reece Oxford who has been sublime at the back. It's been a terrific team performance by the Hammers today. 0-2

79 mins: The Hammers are well in control here. Sub Ford plays a lovely one-two with Browne but his shot is deflected wide for a corner. 0-2

73 mins: Sub for the Hammers. Sam Ford on for Jaanai Gordon who's been excellent. 0-2

72 mins: Browne swings a free-kick and forces a good save from Iversen! 0-2

69 mins: WHAT A GOALLLLLLL!!!! Quina has just lobbed the Leicester keeper from almost the half-way line. That was simply outstanding. Watch out for that goal on our channels later! 0-2

67 mins: Another scintilating move by the Hammers. Kemp flicks the ball out wide to Pike who delivers a great ball to Browne. The No10's strike skims the post. 0-1

64 mins: The Hammers are in firm control of this football match. Browne has been an absolute menace and sends a fizzing drive just wide. 0-1

60 mins: SOOO CLOSE TO A SECOND! Neufville again delivers a teasing ball into the flat and Pike just fails to connect. Liquid football by the Hammers! 0-1

56 mins: GOALLL!! The Hammers take the lead. Browne works it to Neufville who has time on the left to pick out a cross. He returns it to Browne at the near post who flicks the ball beyond Iversen. 1-0!

50 mins: Sub for the Hammers. Parfitt-Williams comes off for Grady Diangana. 0-0

46 mins: We're back underway in Loughborough. No changes by either side at the break. 0-0

HT: Dominant half by the Hammers but they've yet to find that goal so far. They've been all over their opponents with some terrific football but it's goalless.

45 mins: Two minutes added on at the end of the first half as Parfitt-Williams forces a strong save from Iversen. 0-0

39 mins: The Hammers are all over their opponents. Great footwork by Browne and he squeezes the ball to Parfitt-Williams just outside the box. His effort is tipped round the ost by the keeper. It's only a matter of time before Terry Westley's men find that elusive goal. 0-0

37 mins: Browne has a long range shot which goes just wide and Leicester are making a sub already. Eliott Moore on for Raul Uche. 0-0

35 mins: Wonderful, silky play again by the Hammers. Pike flicks a delicate ball over the top to Gordon who fires just over the bar. We've seen some beautiful football in the first half by the men in claret and blue. 0-0

31 mins: Terrific move by the Hammers. Kemp is away through the middle and hears Pike screaming for the ball in acres of space on the right. The No2 connects with the ball brilliantly but his strike goes just wide! 0-0

29 mins: Browne fizzes a fantastic ball in from the right but it's just too high for Gordon. As I type, Leicester have a good chance at the other end but Barnes volleys wide. 0-0

26 mins: It's officially tipping down here but the Hammers are sticking to the gameplan - moving the ball quickly and with urgency. 0-0

21 mins: Kemp hangs a ball up to the back post but it just evades Parfitt-Williams. Good move by the Hammers. 0-0

19 mins: The rain has started to pour in Loughborough and this is affecting the pitch a little with the ball skidding off the turf. Players are taking extra attention on their first touch. 0-0

18 mins: Kick cleared away by Oxford. 0-0

17 mins: Free-kick for Leicescter in a dangerous area after Makasi appears to win the ball. Referee disagrees.

15 mins: Good skill by Barnes for Leicester sees their first effort sailed wide of the post. First time they've looked threatnening in the match. 0-0

10 mins: Cracking delivery by Browne from a corner. Rice comes steaming in but it's brave goalkeeping by Iversen to punch the ball away. We now have a stoppage as Neufville is down receiving treatment. 0-0

8 mins: Browne has time and space to pick out a delicious crossfield ball to Parfitt-Williams. Unfortunately the latter is caught offside. 0-0

7 mins: The Hammers have begun in the same fashion as their last few games - very confident on the ball and dominating possession. 0-0

5 mins: Free-kick on the left for the Hammers after good retrieval work by Neufville. Quina swings it straight at Iversen. 0-0

3 mins: Fast start to the match. Both sides looking to get the ball forward at the earliest opportunity. Should be in for an entertaining contest. 0-0.

Kick-off: We're underway at Loughborough. Come on you Irons!

1.00pm: The teams have emerged. Kick-off is imminent!

12.45pm: Not long until kick-off here. The teams have just headed into to get changed. The Hammers will have fond memories of this competition having won it last year. Let's hope they can carry that on into their first PL Cup fixture of the year!

12.25pm: Martinez is missing with a knee injury for any wondering why the Spaniard is missing today.

12.15pm: The big news for the Hammers is that top scorer Toni Martinez is unavailable today. Jaanai Gordon comes into the side, with Reece Oxford returning and captaining the side at the heart of the defence. Dan Kemp also makes a start after impressing from the bench over the last few weeks. 

 The Hammers team to face the Foxes: Trott; Pike, Rice, Oxford, Neufville; Makasi, Quina; Kemp, Browne, Parfitt-Williams; Gordon. Subs: Forde, Sylvestre, Ford, Diangana.

12.00pm: Good afternoon and a warm welcome from Loughborough University for today's Premier League Cup (Group E) fixture between West Ham United PL2 and Leicester City. The Hammers won this trophy last season and are looking to get their trophy defence off to the best possible start. Team news to follow shortly!