LIVE: Manchester United vs West Ham

LIVE: Manchester United vs West Ham

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17′ Yep, Fredericks’ race is run and on comes Coufal to replace him at full-back.

17′ Concern here for Fredericks, who needs medical treatment. It looked like he hurt himself setting up West Ham’s opener.

15′ The home side were slow out of the blocks but boy have they woken up. This time it’s Matic the unlikely marauder – the midfielder finds Martial and the forward pokes one towards goal. It’s deflected and Dalot can’t quite reach on the stretch!

13′ CLOSE FROM MATA! The Spaniard’s own corner falls back to his feet and from a mightily improbable angle he whacks a half-volley against the crossbar! It was poor goalkeeping from Areola but that was nearly special from Mata.

11′ Man Utd are searching for a response and Lingard goes down in the penalty area under a challenge from Noble. The officials are unmoved, though, and there’s no VAR. There’s a tug from the Hammers veteran but I’m not sure there was enough to go down.

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9′ GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! It’s been coming there’s no denying! Fredericks absolutely sells Telles and cuts back for Lanzini, who strokes home into the Man Utd goal. It’s West Ham who lead 1-0!!

7′ More decent work from West Ham and Kral’s shot is blocked by Bailly. The Hammers corner is cleared easily, though.

5′ The home side try to work the ball into the penalty area and it gets as far as Dalot on the right-hand side, but the ball is ushered out with ease by West Ham.

3′ Oooh it was a sniff of a chance early for West Ham. Yarmolenko outmuscles Telles and picks out Bowen, who drags his left-foot shot wide of the right post. Might he have done better with that?

1′ The referee blows his whistle and we are underway at Old Trafford!

The players are on the pitch and we are moments away from kick-off…

David Moyes also makes 10 changes from the last outing against Wednesday’s opponents. Bowen is the only survivor from Sunday’s late heartbreak, with Areola afforded a chance to impress between the sticks for the Hammers.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer names an entirely changed line-up to his last starting XI. Cristiano Ronaldo is rested and not even named on the bench as Martial leads the line for the hosts. Lingard, who proved the last-gasp hero at the London Stadium, also starts in behind Martial, with new signing Sancho on the other wing.

SUBS: Nikola Vlasic, Said Benrahma, Kurt Zouma, Vladimir Coufal, Pablo Fornals, Angelo Ogbonna, Darren Randolph.

WEST HAM (4-2-3-1): Alphonse Areola; Ryan Fredericks, Issa Diop, Craig Dawson, Ben Johnson; Mark Noble, Alex Kral; Andriy Yarmolenko, Manuel Lanzini, Arthur Masuaku; Jarrod Bowen.

SUBS: Phil Jones, Scott McTominay, Mason Greenwood, Anthony Elanga, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Bruno Fernandes, Tom Heaton.

MANCHESTER UNITED (4-3-3): Dean Henderson; Diogo Dalot, Eric Bailly, Victor Lindelof, Alex Telles; Nemanja Matic, Donny van de Beek, Juan Mata; Jesse Lingard, Anthony Martial, Jadon Sancho.

This will be the fourth EFL Cup meeting between Man Utd and West Ham, with the home side progressing in each of the previous three – the Red Devils winning 1-0 in the 1985-86 third round and 4-1 in the 2016-17 quarter-final, and West Ham winning 4-0 at their former Upton Park home in the 2010-11 quarter-final.

There’s a slight sense of deja vu around this one with these sides having met only three days ago in the Premier League – albeit that one was played at the London Stadium. Ex-Hammers loanee Jesse Lingard scored the winner in a 2-1 triumph in that match, with David De Gea then proving the hero by saving Mark Noble’s injury-time penalty.

Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of this EFL Cup third-round clash between Manchester United and West Ham at Old Trafford.

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