West Ham United 3-0 Bolton Wanderers




Diafra Sakho has scored three goals in three League Cup games for West Ham

Marko Arnautovic impressed as Premier League side West Ham reached the Carabao Cup fourth round by easing past the Championship’s bottom side Bolton.

Arnautovic provided a free-kick for Angelo Ogbonna’s thumping header and set up Diafra Sakho to stroke home.

Full-back Arthur Masuaku scored a thunderous goal late on, striking high into the top corner from 25 yards.

Bolton’s only effort on target fell to Mark Beevers, but the defender headed straight at goalkeeper Adrian.

Phil Parkinson’s Bolton have failed to win any of their opening eight league games and off-field issues regarding ownership have contributed to the club’s instability.

The Lancashire side proved no match for the Hammers, who lost their opening three top-flight games, but the pressure has since eased on boss Slaven Bilic after a victory and draw in recent fixtures.

Signed in the summer from Stoke for £25m, Arnautovic put in his best performance in a West Ham shirt, causing all sorts of problems for the visitors.

He laid on two goals and should have found the net himself, but Mark Howard pushed away a fierce drive and the Austrian was off target with a chipped effort.

Bilic said: “I could have asked for more. I want Arnautovic to do more. He has got that quality and that something extra.

“I like him as a player, but sometimes he gets happy with the few things that he does when I want him to push the borders.”

Striker Andre Ayew should have scored in the opening period too, but struck wide from close range and also hit the side-netting.



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