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West Ham eased into the fourth round of the Carabao Cup by beating Hull Robert Snodgrass, Sebastien Haller and Andriy Yarmolenko were on target Malik Wilks briefly gave Hull hope in the second half before two late goals Hammers' boss David Moyes was absent after testing positive for Covid-19
Kathryn Batte For Mailonline
Published: 06:55 AEST, 23 September 2020
West Ham eased into the fourth round of the Carabao Cup with a 5-1 victory over League One side Hull City in the absence of manager David Moyes.
Robert Snodgrass opened the scoring against his former side with a well-placed volley in the 18th minute before Sebastien Haller doubled their lead just before half-time.
Andriy Yarmolenko added a third from the penalty spot after Hull's Sean McLoughlin was penalised for a push from a corner.
West Ham eased into the fourth round of the Carabao Cup with a 5-1 victory over Hull City
Malik Wilks gave the Tigers brief hope when he made it 3-1 with 20 minutes to go but Grant McCann's side tired in the final stages of the game with Haller and Yarmolenko scoring twice in the last five minutes.
West Ham will play Fleetwood Town or Everton in the fourth round next week.
But West Ham will play that game without Moyes and two of his players after they were dramatically sent home from the London Stadium prior to their win after testing positive for Covid-19. Defender Issa Diop and midfielder Josh Cullen were initially named in the team to face the League One Tigers.
But 15 minutes later the line-up was changed with both players omitted, and when the teams came out there was no sign of Moyes, with assistant Alan Irvine taking charge.
A club statement subsequently read: 'West Ham United can confirm that David Moyes, Issa Diop and Josh Cullen have returned positive tests for Covid-19.
'The club's medical team were informed of the test results as the team were at London Stadium preparing for this evening's Carabao Cup third-round tie against Hull City.
'The manager and both players immediately left the stadium and have returned home. All three, who are asymptomatic, will now follow Public Health England and Premier League guidelines and protocols.'