Wednesday 20 Sep
Updated Wednesday 20 Sep 22:32
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West Ham to face Spurs at Wembley in Carabao Cup fourth round

Manuel Lanzini

 

West Ham United will take on Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley Stadium in the Carabao Cup fourth round.

The Hammers won through to the last 16 with 2-0 victories over Cheltenham Town and Bolton Wanderers and will continue their quest for a maiden League Cup trophy when they tackle Spurs.

Fourth round ties will be played on Tuesday 24 or Wednesday 25 October.

The two clubs will meet this Saturday in the Premier League at London Stadium, with Standard Tickets available now via the Ticket Exchange.

Teenager Declan Rice has started both Carabao Cup victories this season and is dreaming of following in the footsteps of West Ham greats by lifting a piece of major silverware.

“There is so much history in the cups with West Ham, the FA Cup and League Cup, so we want to go on a good run and get to Wembley again,” said the 18-year-old.

“I saw a really good video with Bobby Moore and Billy Bonds and I’d love to experience the same feelings they did by winning a trophy.

“If you want to be a top player, you have got to win trophies and I want to emulate them.”

West Ham will visit Wembley for the first time since the 2012 Championship Play-Off final, when they secured promotion by beating Blackpool.

The two London rivals have met five times previously in the League Cup. West Ham prevailed in 1966 and 2013, while Spurs came out on top in 1975, 1987 and 2003.

The Hammers have reached the League Cup finals twice, finishing as runners-up on both occasions. West Bromwich Albion ran out 5-3 aggregate winners in 1966, while Liverpool edged out the east London side after a replay in 1981.

In more recent years, West Ham have reached the semi-finals in 2011 and 2014.

A confirmed date and kick-off time and ticket details will be announced on whufc.com in due course.