Highlights: Cheltenham Town 0-2 West Ham United

West Ham United safely negotiated their first hurdle of their Carabao Cup quest by overcoming Cheltenham Town 2-0 in the second round on Wednesday evening.

The Hammers rode a steady race in the town which hosts the annual National Hunt festival, hitting the front just before the halfway mark and keeping their noses comfortably in front in the final furlongs.

Diafra Sakho and Andre Ayew were the goalscorers at Whaddon Road, each netting within the space of three minutes just before half-time with identikit finishes into the bottom left-hand corner.