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West Ham United v Tottenham Hotspur Live Commentary, 31/10/2018

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Lucas Pérez (71)
Son Heung-Min (16)
Son Heung-Min (54)
Llorente (75)
London Stadium


That brings an end to our coverage of this EFL Cup fixture between West Ham and Tottenham at the London Stadium. Thank you very much for joining us. Good night!
West Ham will face off against Burnley next time out in the Premier League at the London Stadium as they look to bounce back with a win. Tottenham, meanwhile, travel to Molineux to face Wolves as they look to continue their bright form. Tottenham will soon know their fate in regard to their quarter-final opponent in the EFL Cup.
West Ham will be bitterly disappointed to not be progressing to the quarter-finals of the EFL Cup after a strong performance. Tottenham were at their clinical best as two goals from Son either side of half time gave them a comfortably lead, before Perez nodded home Snodgrass’ corner in the 71st minute. Four minutes later however, Llorente turned home Eriksen’s corner to ensure the victory. Spurs will progress to the quarter-finals.
90' + 3' Son gets away in-behind after a wonderful ball over the top but Diop is able to recover well and concede the corner.
90' + 2' Tottenham are comfortably seeing this game out. West Ham continue to press and look for another goal but Tottenham are standing strong.
90' Four added minutes.
90' PENALTY? After some scrappy play in the Tottenham box, Antonio is able to knock the ball away from Walker-Peters who brings him down. VAR is not consulted but it looks as if West Ham have a good argument there.
89' Snodgrass delivers a wonderful ball in from just left of centre from 30 yards out but the ball just evades the head of Rice.
88' Manuel Pellegrini is on the brink of losing only his second League Cup match in his last nine games unless something drastic happens in these last few minutes.
85' The travelling fans can be heard to be chanting “ole” as Tottenham begin to comfortably pass the ball around. As things stand, they are five minutes away from the next round.
O. Skipp
C. Eriksen
Tottenham Hotspur
84' Eriksen makes way for Skipp who picks up his first minutes of senior football for the season.
83' The sting has really been taken out of West Ham’s game following that recent Llorente goal. The intensity has come down a few levels as the game is beginning to peter out.
81' Walker-Peters looks to get away down the right flank following a quick one-two with Sissoko, but the Frenchman’s return pass is too powerful and the ball runs out for a West Ham throw-in.
80' Spurs have won only two of their last 13 League Cup matches against fellow Premier League opposition (D3 L8). They are 10 minutes away from claiming victory here against West Ham.
M. Sissoko
Tottenham Hotspur
76' Llorente is replaced by Sissoko moments after scoring.
C. Eriksen
Tottenham Hotspur
75' Assist Christian Dannemann Eriksen
Tottenham Hotspur
75' Goal Fernando Llorente Torres
R. Snodgrass
West Ham United
71' Assist Robert Snodgrass
Lucas Pérez
West Ham United
71' Goal Lucas Pérez Martínez
70' CHANCE! Snodgrass, down the right-hand side, slides the ball in-behind Aurier where Arnautovic is running into the space. Arnautovic breaks into the right-side of the box but Sanchez slides across expertly and concedes a corner. West Ham pushing.
67' CHANCE! After a West Ham corner fails to be dealt with, the ball drops to Arnautovic just left of the penalty spot, but he fires straight at Sanchez. The ball comes out only as far as Obiang on the edge of the box and his effort towards goal in brilliantly saved down to his right by Gazzaniga.
65' Walker-Peters concedes a needless free-kick down by the left corner flag. Snodgrass is able to deliver a dangerous cross but Sanchez heads behind for a corner.
G. N'Koudou
D. Alli
Tottenham Hotspur
64' Tottenham make their first change as Alli is replaced by N’Koudou.
62' West Ham winger Robert Snodgrass has scored eight goals and assisted nine more in 17 appearances in the League Cup since his debut for Leeds United in August 2008. Can he help West Ham get back into this one with 30 minutes to go?
59' Arnautovic is immediately involved as he slots the ball down the right for Diangana who fires a cross into the box looking for Antonio, but it’s well intercepted by Sanchez. The corner comes to nothing.
Lucas Pérez
J. Hernández
West Ham United
58' Hernandez is replaced by Perez.
M. Arnautović
Pedro Obiang
West Ham United
58' Obiang is replaced by Arnautovic as West Ham look to get back into this game.
56' Son is starting to really enjoy himself out there now. After receiving the ball wide down the Tottenham right, he is able to cut inside and beat both Obiang and Ogbonna before releasing the play which is met by loud cheers from the away fans.
Son Heung-Min
Tottenham Hotspur
54' Goal Heung-Min Son
51' Tottenham are beginning to sit very deep as West Ham continue to pile on the pressure in the opening exchanges of this second half.
49' CHANCE! Diangana whips a perfectly placed through-ball behind the Tottenham defence for Antonio to chase. Antonio is able to outmuscle Foyth before firing the ball straight at the oncoming Gazzaniga from two yards out.
47' Son gets away down the Tottenham right after Masuaku had committed to a forward run. His cross, however, is under-hit and Diop is easily able to intercept before the pass was able to find Llorente in the centre of the box.
R. Snodgrass
Felipe Anderson
West Ham United
46' Snodgrass replaces Anderson as West Ham make their first change.
45' We’re back underway! West Ham get the second half started.
The Hammers will largely look to continue playing as they are in the second half. Antonio, Anderson and Diangana have all caused problems as a result of their pace. Tottenham will look to tighten up their defence in order to stop the constant overlapping runs of the West Ham wingers, whilst also seeking to get Eriksen, Alli and Son on the ball more often.
West Ham will be a little disappointed to be going in at the break a goal down after sloppily conceding early on. The Hammers have had the better of the opportunities but have so far struggled to convert them. Tottenham will be delighted to be ahead following a fine goal from Son after 16 minutes.
45' There’s a brief break in place as Winks receives some treatment following a clash with Hernandez on the edge of the Tottenham box..
44' CHANCE! Anderson takes a short free-kick from the left of the Tottenham penalty area. He slots the ball into the path of Masuaku who is able to glide beyond Walker-Peters before picking out Hernandez on the penalty spot. The forward just fails to direct the ball into the corner enough and Gazzaniga easily saves in the centre of the goal.
42' West Ham have looked dangerous in the last five minutes and have been able to carve open several good openings. Tottenham’s defence has been unable to cope with the pace of West Ham’s attack thus far.
39' CHANCE! Hernandez is unable to convert a chance from a matter of yards after sneaking in at the back-post completely unmarked. Diangana’s ball in from the left fell perfectly for Hernandez but he just could not get the ball under control. Another opportunity goes begging.
37' CHANCE! Antonio shows unbelievable pace to be able to get away from Walker-Peters as he knocks the ball beyond the defender and into the penalty area. Antonio’s right-footed shot from the left side of the six-yard box is well saved by Gazzaniga down to his right.
35' Walker-Peters and Aurier have swapped sides over the last five minutes. Aurier originally started from the right side of defence but has since been instructed to switch. Walker-Peters is looking more comfortable at right-back.
34' Rice wins the ball back brilliantly in the middle of the park. Son looks to take the ball away from him, but the tackle is too well timed and Rice comes away with possession. West Ham continuing to press forward.
32' A section of the West Ham fans get a little vocal as Hernandez fails to close down Sanchez who has all the time in the world to pick his pass.
30' Antonio picks the ball up wide down the left flank where he skips inside of Aurier before looking to curl his shot into the top corner. His effort takes a big deflection off Sanchez and drops just beyond the far post and out for a corner.
27' Fredericks and Diangana aren’t quite on the same page down by the right touchline. Fredericks looks to play the ball in-field but Diangana seeks to run down the line. The sloppy pass is easily dispossessed.
26' The pace of Antonio and Diangana has caused Tottenham’s defence some issues in the opening exchanges of this game. As of yet though, they’ve been unable to create too many clear-cut opportunities.
24' Since beating Chelsea in the 2008 final, Spurs have lost their last five London derbies in the League Cup. However, they've made a good start to this game as they look to end that poor run.
21' West Ham get another corner after the ball deflected behind off Walker-Peters. The delivery is poor and Sanchez easily heads it clear.
19' Llorente was almost in for Tottenham's second goal. The ball dropped to his feet inside of the West Ham penalty area but Diop was able to get across and snuff out the danger before Llorente had chance to shoot.
Son Heung-Min
Tottenham Hotspur
16' Goal Heung-Min Son
15' CHANCE! So very close to the opening goal. Diangana plays a quick one-two with Obiang before setting off down the West Ham right. He is able to easily cut inside and beyond Sanchez before floating the ball over the top of Foyth towards Hernandez. His connection on the ball from just left of centre of the area isn’t clean enough and the ball falls kindly for Gazzaniga.
13' The game has just calmed down a little over the last couple of minutes. Both sides are looking to assert their dominance on proceedings.
11' Tottenham have been threatening to run beyond Ogbonna and Diop on several occasions already but have so far been caught offside on numerous occasions.
9' Eriksen is almost able to play the ball over the top for Llorente who was chasing in-behind, but his pass is just intercepted by Diop.
8' Fredericks bursts beyond Walker-Peters down the West Ham right before drilling in a dangerous looking cross but it is just too high for Hernandez. Bright start from West Ham.
6' The first sight of goal falls to Obiang on the inside-right of the Tottenham penalty area. He fails to compose himself and lashes the ball high and wide to the right of goal.
4' Eriksen receives play from Wanyama in the middle of the West Ham half and sweeps the ball over to the left where Son can deliver the early cross. The delivery takes the slightest of deflections off of Fredericks and Adrian easily claims it.
3' Again, West Ham look to counter-attack as soon as they get the ball. Walker-Peters is forced to bring down Anderson and concede a foul just inside the Tottenham half as the Brazilian looked to launch an attack.
2' West Ham look to attack straight from the off. Antonio is freed on the half-way line by Obiang and he has a chance to run at the heart of Tottenham’s defence. Foyth gets across quickly and brilliantly intercepts the ball.
1' We’re underway at the London Stadium! Tottenham get the game kicked-off.
The teams are out and kick-off will soon be upon us here at the London Stadium.
This is the second consecutive season West Ham and Tottenham have met in the League Cup fourth round. Last season, West Ham came from 2-0 down to win 3-2 at Wembley to eliminate Spurs.
Having lost their last three matches, West Ham will be looking to bounce back and return to winning ways here tonight. The Hammers will be seeking redemption following their recent 1-0 home loss to Spurs thanks to Lamela’s first-half goal. Tottenham, however, will be looking to progress beyond the fourth round of the competition for the first time since the 2015-16 season.
West Ham make five changes from the side that faced Leicester at the weekend. Adrian, Fredericks, Ogbonna, Obiang and Antonio all come into the team. For Tottenham, meanwhile, only Davinson Sanchez retains his place from the side that lost last time out against Manchester City with boss Mauricio Pochettino looking to rest several key players. Son, Alli and Eriksen all return to the side after only being substitutes at the weekend.
TOTTENHAM SUBS: Michel Vorm, Timothy Eyoma, George Marsh, Oliver Skipp, Moussa Sissoko, Georges-Kevin N’Koudou, Lucas Moura.
WEST HAM SUBS: Lukasz Fabianski, Fabian Balbuena, Conor Coventry, Robert Snodgrass, Joe Powell, Marko Arnautovic, Lucas Perez.
TOTTENHAM (4-2-3-1): Paulo Gazzaniga; Serge Aurier, Davinson Sanchez, Juan Foyth, Kyle Walker-Peters; Victor Wanyama, Harry Winks; Son Heung-Min, Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen; Fernando Llorente.
WEST HAM (4-2-3-1): Adrian; Ryan Fredericks, Issa Diop, Angelo Ogbonna, Arthur Masuaku; Pedro Obiang, Declan Rice; Felipe Anderson, Michail Antonio, Grady Diangana; Javier Hernandez.
West Ham come into this clash having beaten Macclesfield 8-0 last time out at the London Stadium in the third round of the competition. Tottenham, meanwhile, secured victory over Watford via penalties in their last EFL Cup match.
Good evening and welcome to live match coverage of the EFL Cup fixture between West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur at the London Stadium.