West Ham United 2-1 Chelsea as Kouyate and Fernandes strikes put West Ham United in quarterfinals of English Football League Cup. West Ham hosted Chelsea in the EFL Cup 2016 fourth round tie at the Olympic Stadium and it turned out to be a exciting game where West Ham took the lead in just 11th minute of the game when Cheikhou Kouyate scored to put West Ham in lead. Chelsea dominated afterwards but it was West ham who doubled their lead just after the break through Edimilson Fernandes goal which proved to be too much for Chelsea as they crumbled to League cup exit.
Cheikhou Kouyate scored his first goal for West Ham since August, West Ham reached the quarter-finals of the EFL Cup as they confidently dispatched Chelsea on an evening where there was crowd trouble at London Stadium. Chelsea made seven changes to the team that thrashed Manchester United 4-0 on Sunday and paid the price against a cohesive and intense Hammers side.
A superb Cheikhou Kouyate header before the break and an 18-yard Edimilson Fernandes strike a few minutes into the second half secured West Ham’s cup progress before more than 45,000 fans. Gary Cahill swept home from close range in injury time for a consolation at the end of an entertaining match.
West Ham United 2 – 1 Chelsea Football League Cup Match Highlights
- 11′ 1 – 0 Cheikhou Kouyate scored the opening goal for West Ham in just 11th minute of the game.
- 48′ 2 – 0 Edimilson Fernandes doubled West Ham’s lead just after the break and that pretty much proved to be the end of the contest.
90+4′ 2 – 1 Gary Cahill swept home from close range in injury time for a consolation at the end of an entertaining match.
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