11:00 PM: Wise words from both Pellegrini and Pochettino, unfortunately, spell the end of our night here at London Stadium on the evening where Tottenham dumped West Ham out of the Carabao Cup with a 1-3 victory.
The win came courtesy of a Son double and a late strike from Llorente, which came after substitute Lucas Perez had pulled one back for the Hammers and set up a tie with bitter rivals Arsenal in the quarter-finals, leaving the Irons to solely focus on the league, for now.
It was a familiar tale for the hosts as they failed to take an entourage of chances throughout the match and were punished severely, as a result. Next up for Pellegrini’s men will be Saturday’s Premier League clash with Burnley here at London Stadium.
We thank you for following our coverage on this Halloween night, especially those of you that have been with us for the full five or so hours. Please do stay across all of our platforms for further reaction to this London derby in the coming days and we hope that you can join us again as we live blog a future West Ham fixture. But for now, I’ve been your Host Reporter Luke Glanville live from London Stadium, thank you and goodnight.
More On The Result:
“Today was difficult, but of course, I feel so proud.”
On Son’s Goals And Performance:
“That’s going to give him confidence and good trust in himself.”
On His Team’s Performance And Result:
“I thought the effort was fantastic, I’m so happy.”
“I’m very happy, very proud.”
10:35 PM: Short and sweet from Pellegrini, away boss Pochettino has followed him here, live quotes to follow……………….
On The Performance Of Diangana:
“Yes, especially in the first half, I think he played very well.”
On Pitch Invasions And Whether They Distracted His Players:
“When you lose, I don’t think it’s good to make excuses.”
“Those things are not good for football.”
On Anderson’s Early Exit:
“I didn’t want Felipe to play more, I decided before the game.”
10:16 PM: Home boss Pellegrini has arrived here to speak to us, live quotes to follow…………..
9:55 PM: We have swiftly made our way down to the Press Conference room and are awaiting the arrival of the two managers, when they get here we will have live quotes for you, stay with us.
9:45 PM: The referee’s full-time whistle blows to mas boos as West Ham are knocked out of the Carabao Cup by Spurs. Stay on this Live Blog for reaction from both managers, in their respective post-match press conferences.
8:40 PM: Full-time: West Ham United 1-3 Tottenham Hotspur.
90+3: Diop stops Son when clean through, Spurs corner.
90+2: A late West Ham cross is cleared.
90+1: Despite the lack of fans now, the atmosphere inside London Stadium is still impressive.
90: Four minutes have been added on as VAR checks the penalty, no spot-kick.
90: As the hosts have a penalty appeal turned down, a fan with a mask on runs onto the pitch, happy Halloween everyone.
89: Arnautovic draws a late free-kick in a good position.
88: The Irons try to get forward, but their efforts end in a goal-kick.
86: The Hammers look to set Arnautovic away, Gazzaniga is there first.
84: Spurs replace Eriksen with youngster Skipp.
84: The visitors are on top as they look to see out the game, little to report.
82: Walker-Peters can’t keep the ball in on the near side, West Ham throw.
81: Fredericks almost heads past Adrian under pressure, risky but good defending as he catches the ball.
80: Antonio finds space but fires over for West Ham.
79: The Hammers’ latest attempt to pull something back fails.
78: Adrian catches and releases a Spurs cross.
77: Many Hammers fans are deciding they’ve seen enough on this better night.
75: That’s surely game over as Llorente converts from the corner and Spurs’ two-goal lead is restored, Sissoko immediately replaces him.
75: Goal: West Ham United 1-3 Tottenham Hotspur.
75: A pitch invader has been taken off the field and dealt with.
74: A decent Spurs chance is cleared by Fredericks, corner.
73: That has made things interesting, the Hammers are back in it inside the final 20 minutes!
71: There was a bit of deliberation but it stands, substitute Perez’s header from the corner, game on!
71: Goal! No? Is it? Yes! West Ham United 1-2 Tottenham Hotspur.
70: Arnautovic is slipped in but Foyth stops him, corner-ball.
70: Nothing can be made of it.
69: Fredericks wins West Ham a corner!
69: Big gaps starting to open at the back for West Ham as Spurs fail with a break.
68: Adrian saves easily from Son as he tries his luck from outside the area.
67: Correction, no corner, a free-kick due to an offside in the middle of that.
67: Crazy scenes as a goalmouth scramble is pushed by Gazzaniga for another corner!
66: Snodgrass delivers and it’s cleared for a corner.
65: What the Hammers do get is a well-positioned free-kick.
65: Arnautovic goes down wanting a penalty, nothing given.
63: Alli is replaced by N’Koudou for Spurs.
62: There looks to be a tad of trouble in the crowd below us, but it has now been dealt with.
61: The Hammers have a mountain to climb, but the fans are right behind them.
60: In the aftermath, Snodgrass gets a decent cross in, but it fizzles out.
60: Massive chance as Arnautovic’s low cross is turned away for a corner.
59: Close! Immediate impact as Diangana almost picks out Antonio, corner!
58: Pellegrini makes a double change as Perez and Arnautovic replace Obiang and Hernandez to a huge roar.
57: The visitors have been on top since doubling their lead.
56: The Spurs fans have let off a small smoke bomb in the wake of scoring.
54: It’s another goal West Ham have conceded whilst on top in the game as Son gets his second, rounding Adrian and finishing after the ball to him got through Masuaku.
54: Goal: West Ham United 0-2 Tottenham Hotspur.
53: Antonio is played through but the flag is up for offside.
52: It’s been an even start to this second period.
51: Son has a crossing opportunity, he crosses straight to Adrian.
50: The Hammers keep the pressure up from it, until Hernandez’ wayward cross.
49: Here we go again! Antonio is in but can’t convert, corner!
48: As forecast, the rain is now coming down at London Stadium.
47: Alli gets forward for Spurs, but sees his cross caught.
46: An interesting change from Pellegrini, one that he hopes will help his team turn this one around.
8:50 PM: Hernandez gets the second half underway for West Ham as Snodgrass replaces Anderson.
8:45 PM: It was the same old story for West Ham in the first half, a tale of missed chances that sees them behind at half-time. Spurs have had their moments, including going ahead through Son on 17 minutes, but the Hammers have been the better side and will be hoping to get back in the game in the second half, which is coming right up!
8:34 PM: Half-time: West Ham United 0-1 Tottenham Hotspur.
45: Just one minute will be added on here.
45: Hernandez looks for a free-kick on the edge of the area, one is given the other way.
44: Somehow Masuaku’s low cross isn’t converted by Hernandez or Antonio, how many chances do they want?
44: Free-kick as Walker-Peter pulls Antonio down but avoids seeing yellow.
42: Good defending from Fredericks gives Tottenham a corner.
41: Time is running out for the Hammers to reply in this half.
39: It comes through for Hernandez on his own, he can’t control and shoot, another golden chance goes begging for West Ham.
38: Anderson wins a free-kick in a great position, real chance, this.
38: It’s followed by a goal-kick as Diangana’s cross just drifts wide!
37: What a chance! Antonio is played through but a late tackle denies him, corner.
35: Ten until half-time, 0-1 it remains.
34: Fredericks recovers well to stop Alli and Spurs in a dangerous area.
33: The Irons are let off after Adrian’s poor clearance as the away side can’t make the most of possession.
32: Frustration as the Irons fail with another move, as do Spurs up the other end.
31: Under 15 minutes till the break 0-1.
30: Walker-Peters crosses for Spurs, Adrian can catch.
30: The hosts are just lacking any real final ball currently.
29: Close! Antonio’s shot is deflected just wide and for a corner.
28: The latest West Ham attack is ended by Fredericks’ poor pass.
27: This match has really lost momentum in the last few minutes.
25: The Hammers are unlucky after Diangana wins it and breaks, just putting too much on his ball to Antonio.
24: Wanyama is given a warning for two fouls in quick succession.
23: The Hammers have struggled to create as much since Spurs took the lead.
22: The chance is wasted after a poor Anderson delivery.
21: At the other end, the Hammers win a corner.
20: Spurs appeal for a penalty as Son goes down, it’s waved away by Atwell.
19: Another Spurs chance as Eriksen is denied by the block of Ogbonna.
18: It must be said that the goal came against the run of play.
17: West Ham are punished for not taking their chances as Son is slipped in and finishes very well, the visitors lead.
17: Goal: West Ham United 0-1 Tottenham Hotspur.
15: The delivery is good but cleared, Masuaku stops the break.
15: That was brief! Diangana gives Hernandez a great chance, but a corner is the end result!
14: A brief lull in the action at the moment as the game dies down slightly.
12: Wonderful from Diangana, his skill eventually sees him chopped down for a free-kick just below us.
11: Eriksen tries his luck from range, an easy take for Adrian.
10: Offside again, this time it’s Son on the far side, good spell for Spurs, this.
9: Goal! Wait, no goal! Once more, West Ham are saved by the offside as Alli taps Eriksen’s cross home.
9: One would feel the Hammers have edged it so far.
8: West Ham burst forward and look dangerous, Masuaku wins a throw, in the end.
7: Eriksen is in, however, the Hammers are saved by the offside flag, close.
6: The delivery is cleared and it eventually comes to Obiang, he drives just wide!
5: West Ham corner!
4: Eriksen can cross from the left but Adrian gathers.
3: Excellent from Diangana to draw a central foul after the Hammers recover, 0-0.
3: Free-kick chance for Spurs to get a cross in.
2: A lively start amid a cracking atmosphere here.
1: Early chance for Antonio to burst through for West Ham, but his heavy touch loses the ball.
1: Fine rain is falling from the sky in these early stages.
7:45 PM: After a moving minute’s silence and wreath laying, we are now underway here at London Stadium!
7:40 PM: The two teams have walked out to an electric chorus of “Bubbles” and it’s almost that time, time to see who can book their spot in the next round of the Carabao Cup and claim local bragging rights in this fierce derby!
But first, it’s time to pay our respects to everyone affected by the Leicester City tragedy, whom our thoughts are firmly with tonight.
7:35 PM: As we move ever closer to kick-off on this Halloween night in East London, don’t forget that you can follow along to the game minute-by-minute with our live text commentary, don’t miss it!
7:30 PM: London Stadium is filling up nicely and the atmosphere is building, there is a special feeling in the air as it’s set to be a memorable cup tie, just 15 minutes to go!
7:25 PM: With just 25 minutes now remaining until we get underway in this Halloween cup tie, it’s time to head over to our Twitter page to vote in our score predictions poll.
7:20 PM: The two teams have now taken to the London Stadium pitch to complete their pre-match warm-ups, it will take a while to warm up on a night like this.
7:15 PM: As you may have seen from the teamsheet, referee Stuart Atwell is the man in the middle this evening, with Constantine Hatzidakis and Simon Beck assisting him. The evergreen Mike Dean is the Fourth Official.
VAR or Video Assistant Referee will also be in operation for the second time at London Stadium, Kevin Friend will be operating it from FA HQ at Stockley Park, with Mark Scholes as his assistant.
7:10 PM: A change of formation for the first time since early September could work either way for Pellegrini this evening and it is a big risk to take in a huge London derby, but we will soon find out if the gamble has paid off, kick-off coming up in just over half-an-hour!
7:05 PM: My word, it’s a chilly evening here in East London, the players will need to keep warm, along with the fans and us up here in the Press, although the electricity of the atmosphere should be enough to knock London Stadium up a few degrees this evening!
7:00 PM: To elaborate more on that Spurs team news, there may be no Harry Kane, but Pochettino, like Pellegrini, has still put a strong team out. It includes the likes of stand-in captain Eriksen and the returning Alli. Based on these teams, it will be an interesting one tonight.
6:55 PM: Here is tonight’s full teamsheet, including the starting Xl of Mauricio Pochettino’s visitors.
6:50 PM: A few surprises in that home starting Xl, with Pellegrini making five changes from the draw at Leicester, Adrian replacing Fabianski in goal, Fredericks and Ogbonna replacing Zabaleta and Balbuena in defence, and Obiang returning alongside Antonio, taking the places of suspended Noble and Snodgrass.
Full teamsheet to follow………………..
6:45 PM: West Ham United starting Xl to face Tottenham Hotspur: Adrian (GK & C), Fredericks, Diop, Ogbonna, Masuaku, Obiang, Rice, Anderson, Antonio, Diangana, Hernandez.
Substitutes: Fabianski, Balbuena, Coventry, Snodgrass, Powell, Arnautovic, Perez.
6:40 PM: We could see some youngsters fielded by Pellegrini with the sheer amount of injuries and suspensions the Hammers are having to deal with at the moment, including the likes of Joe Powell and Conor Coventry, as well as Grady Diangana. Meanwhile, Spurs have also been hampered by injuries of late and are set to name a weakened side. Find out fully in five minutes!
6:35 PM: As a selection of West Ham players check out the pitch below me, we are now a mere ten minutes from team news, a reminder to stay with us we will give it to you as soon as we have it.
6:30 PM: The stunning London Stadium scene is set as we have now made our way up to the Press Box ahead of team news.
6:20 PM: Without further aboo (see what I did there? Last Halloween pun, I promise), here is my own prediction for tonight’s big cup clash.
Luke Glanville: West Ham United 3-1 Tottenham Hotspur.
6:15 PM: Now, we are usually able to bring you a score prediction from an ex-Hammer here at London Stadium, but this evening, I haven’t been able to grab one, my apologies for that. However, I will be giving you my own in five minutes’ time!
6:10 PM: With just over 30 minutes until team news, we must remember that today, the whole of the footballing world is still in mourning over the tragic events that followed the Hammers’ trip to Leicester City on Saturday evening.
A helicopter, carrying Foxes owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, and four others crashed outside the King Power Stadium, with no one on board surviving.
I have been speaking to a few of my colleagues who were at the game four days ago, including my good friend Brian Jeeves of the Yellow Advertiser, who relayed his own account of the horrifying scene to me.
We will be paying our respects to the victims prior to the match this evening.
6:05 PM: This is the second year in succession that these two teams have met at this stage of the League Cup, you will remember last year, the Hammers booked their place in the last-eight, coming from two goals behind to defeat Spurs 2-3 at London Stadium.
6:00 PM: Now that I have taken care of my lovely steak pie dinner here in the Press Lounge, we can start to focus on the real reason any of us are here in Stratford in this fine Wednesday, the football……………
5:55 PM: West Ham right-back Ryan Fredericks is the cover star of the matchday programme for tonight. He scored in the game that got the Hammers to the fourth round, an incredible 8-0 thrashing of Macclesfield Town here at London Stadium, will he net another stunner this evening, against his former club?
5:50 PM: Here is what tonight’s match accreditation pass looks like, I will be bringing you live text commentary from my usual B1 spot tonight.
5:46 PM: Good evening, happy Halloween and welcome to London Stadium, where no thanks to various delays to Southeastern services into London this afternoon, we have arrived to bring you live and exclusive build-up, text commentary and reaction from the Carabao Cup fourth round clash between Manuel Pellegrini’s West Ham United and Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham Hotspur. Thank you very much for joining us on this chilly but clear evening, I’m your Host Reporter Luke Glanville and you can follow me on Twitter @Glanville_Luke and the site @WestHamMatters_.
What a night we have ahead of us, with a tantalising London derby between the Hammers and Spurs to see who will advance into the quarter-finals of the League Cup, which team will be in for a trick and which team will be in for a treat? Kick-off is at 7:45 PM GMT, in around two hours’ time. But stick with us between now and then as we will be bringing you the first we hear of team news in just under an hour, and along the way, plenty of exciting and exclusive build-up, including, we hope, some score predictions from the ex-Hammers and journalistic personalities that surround us here in the Press Lounge, go nowhere!