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Preview: Five talking points ahead of West Ham v Bolton Wanderers

19 September 2017

With Wanderers back in Carabao Cup action against West Ham on Tuesday night, highlights five talking points ahead of the Whites' third round clash with Hammers.

1. Rotation

With the embargo lifted and the Whites youngsters desperate to impress, Phil Parkinson could use Tuesday night's Carabao Cup clash with West Ham United as a chance to once again rotate his side.

With Ben Alnwick already ruled out, either Mark Howard or Jake Turner will be given the opportunity to impress between the sticks. Aaron Wilbraham, Adam Le Fondre and Adam Armstrong will also be hoping to catch the eye of the traveling Whites as the competition for places in attack hots up.

2. Reece Burke and Josh Cullen absent

The West Ham duo will be unavailable tonight due to facing their parent club. With Derik Osede out injured Phil Parkinson will be looking for one of his players to stand up and be counted in the center of midfield.

With Burke absent, Parkinson has more options at the back, Dorian Dervite will be hopeful of getting his chance to impress having scored in round two, meanwhile, Mark Beevers and David Wheater will be eager to maintain their place in the squad.

3. Youngsters

Phil Parkinson confirmed in his pre-match press conference that Jeff King, Harry Brockbank, Jack Earing and Ryan White have are all part of the traveling squad. Midfielder Jack Earing has already made his debut for the first-team, however, the remaining trio will be making their debut for the club should they feature tonight.

Jake Turner has also made the journey to the capital.

4. New Stadium

Opening for football in August 2016, the London Stadium is the new home of West Ham United having relocated from Upton Park.

Tonight will give Bolton fans the chance to experience the newest stadium in the Premier League. 

5. Gaffer's got form

Phil Parkinson developed quite the taste for a cup run in the past during his time with Bradford City.
He was a Capital One Cup finalist with the Bantams in 2013 having knocked out Premier League trio Arsenal, Aston Villa and Wigan Athletic on their way to Wembley.
Parkinson also led Bradford to the FA Cup quarter-finals in 2015, memorably recovering from 2-0 down to beat eventual Premier League champions Chelsea 4-2 at Stamford Bridge before seeing off top-flight Sunderland.
Will the gaffer be able to oversee another cup run and prolong his side's stint in the tournament?

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Match Reports

Report: West Ham United 3-0 Bolton Wanderers

19 September 2017

Wanderers bowed out of the Carabao Cup at the third round stage following defeat at the hands of West Ham United at the London Stadium on Tuesday evening.

The hosts broke the deadlock early on in the clash, with Angelo Ogbonna heading home from a free-kick, while Diafra Sakho doubled their advantage on the half hour mark when sidefooting the ball home from eight yards.

The Whites rallied in the second half, but a stoppage time effort from Arthur Masuaku put the result to bed and ensured that Bolton exited the competition.


Wanderers made a number of changes to the side who started against Ipswich Town at the weekend, with Aaron Wilbraham, Adam Le Fondre and Darren Pratley amongst the newcomers alongside a senior debut for youngster Jeff King.


The game started brightly, with Diafra Sakho trying his luck from distance inside the opening two minutes – an effort which Mark Howard had to smother at the second attempt given the nature of his shot.

Just two minutes later however, the deadlock was broken as Ogbonna powerfully headed home from a free-kick.

Marko Arnautovic tried his luck from a similar free-kick shortly after, but saw his shot ripple the side netting with many inside the ground believing it to have hit the back of the net.

The former Stoke man was testing the Bolton defence once again in the tenth minute, this time seeing his shot from 12 yards out blocked, while Andre Ayew saw a daisy-cutter from the edge of the box clip the post on its way out for a goal-kick.

Wanderers were having to withstand a fair bit of pressure, with their Premier League counterparts looking to add to their early lead as the game settled down.

Arnatovic then sprung Bolton’s offside flag with 27 minutes gone with him seemingly set to double the Hammers’ advantage, but his lofted effort failed to even hit the target.

Their second of the evening arrived on the half hour mark however as Sakho sidefooted home from Arnautovic’s pull back eight yards out.

Bolton then did have the ball in the net themselves through Aaron Wilbraham, but the assistant referee had already long blown his whistle for Antonee Robinson taking the ball out of play in the build-up.

Wilbraham was in the mix again soon after, with his close-range header falling kindly for Adrian in the West Ham goal.

Come half time however, the home side’s two goal lead remained just that.


The start of the second half saw Wanderers make their first change, with David Wheater replacing Dorian Dervite.

And the opening stages of the second 45 minutes were certainly brighter for the visitors, with Craig Noone narrowly failing to convert Morais' cross at the far post.

King was looking lively too, with the youngster making a number of promising runs which ultimately bred confidence into the Whites.

On the counter attack though, the Hammers still looked menacing with Arnautovic at the centre of their moves, with the forward forcing Howard into a number of smart saves at the death.

Le Fondre meanwhile saw a thunderous drive from distance blocked just short of the hour mark following a clever one-two with Wilbraham.

The tempo of the game certainly dropped thereafter as the final quarter of the clash got underway, with Wanderers able to play their way into West Ham territory as a result.

Chances were few and far between however, with a resolute Hammers defence soaking up Bolton's pressure.

As the game entered its final ten minutes, it was all hands to the pump as the Whites looked for a late route back into the clash, with a mazy Robinson run into the six-yard box deserving more than the corner it earned.

Second-half substitute Jack Earing also saw a drive blocked from 25-yards out inside the dying embers.

Masuaku then added a third for the home side in stoppage time, firing home from distance to put gloss on the result for the London outfit.


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Ticket News

No pay on the day at West Ham United

18 September 2017

Tickets for Wanderers' trip to West Ham United on Tuesday will NOT be available on the night of the game.

Taking place on Tuesday 19 September, kick-off at 7.45pm, the Whites received an initial allocation of 2,126 for their very first trip to the London Stadium.

Advance tickets remain on sale in person at Bolton Central or via the phone lines and will be available until 10am on the day of the game, subject to availability.

Prices are as follows: 

Adults: £15
Under-16s: £5

Official coach travel is also available, costing £28 per person. All coaches depart Macron Stadium at 12.30pm with tickets available to buy HERE

Please note, it is a criminal offence to take alcohol onto coaches which are travelling to sporting events as per The Sporting Events (Control of Alcohol) Act 1985. Bolton Wanderers reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone in possession or under the influence of alcohol. Any alcohol found on the coach will be confiscated.

How To Buy

Phone: 0844 871 2932 (option 2 then option 1)
In Person: Visit Bolton Central

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