West Ham 3-0 Charlton: Hammers see off Addicks to progress in EFL Cup

Sebastien Haller scored two first-half goals to help a much-changed West Ham beat League One Charlton in the second round of the Carabao Cup.

The Frenchman tapped home Andriy Yarmolenko’s pass across goal and added a fine headed second from a precise Robert Snodgrass cross. Felipe Anderson sealed the win after good work from Manuel Lanzini.

Centre-back Issa Diop was the only player to keep his place from our Premier League defeat by Newcastle on Sunday, but it was Haller – signed for £45m from Eintracht Frankfurt in July 2019 – who took centre stage.

He dragged his first chance wide after great skill from right-back Ben Johnson set him up, but made amends by being in the right place to opening the scoring and then finding the net with a typical target man’s header.

Eighteen-year-old midfielder Harrison Ashby came on for his Hammers debut in the last 10 minutes as Moyes turned his attention to their Premier League game at Arsenal on Saturday.

“Probably the only disappointment is we should have won more comfortably. But Seb [Haller] getting a couple of goals will be good for his confidence. We had Michail Antonio scoring for us at the end of last season and now we hope Seb gets on a run of scoring goals. Josh [Cullen] has done really well. He’s a great boy around the place, he works incredibly hard to improve. I thought he did well tonight.”

West Ham boss David Moyes

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