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West Ham vs Arsenal LIVE: Carabao Cup result and reaction as Kudus and Bowen knock Gunners out

West Ham 3-1 Arsenal: The Hammers knock out Arsenal with goals from Kudus and Bowen as Rice endures a tough return to the London Stadium

Ben Fleming
Wednesday 01 November 2023 23:36 GMT
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'A beautiful moment for him' – Arteta on Rice return to West Ham in EFL Cup

Arsenal have been dumped out of the Carabao Cup after suffering a surprise 3-1 away defeat against West Ham.

West Ham were winless against Arsenal since January 2019 but found themselves ahead after 16 minutes when Ben White headed into his own net from a corner.

Arsenal spurned chances through Eddie Nketiah and Kai Havertz in the first half and were made to pay after the break when Mohammed Kudus extended the lead after a break with a wonderful first touch and finish.

Declan Rice was greeted with boos as he came on for Arsenal but the former West Ham captain could do nothing to prevent Jarrod Bowen from finding a third, with Martin Odegaard's late goal of little consolation as his side suffered an early exit from the cup for the second season running.

Follow along for all the reaction from the London Stadium plus get the latest odds and tips right here:

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Declan Rice’s nightmare West Ham return a result of Arsenal’s complacency

By the time Declan Rice eventually took to the pitch on his return to West Ham, his rescue mission had become to look like an impossible task. The smattering of boos that greeted the return of only the third West Ham captain in history to lift a major honour were quickly became drowned out by a rapturous roar. Rice had only been on for a matter of moments when Jarrod Bowen’s deflected strike cannoned in off Aaron Ramsdale and with it, Rice’s old club led his new club by three goals. By the end, Arsenal crashed out of the Carabao Cup with barely a whimper.

This was not a happy homecoming for Rice - it was a terrible night for Arsenal, a difficult evening for Ramsdale, and a regretful one Mikel Arteta, whose side were second-best throughout. Rice’s introduction off the bench came too late, as did the arrivals of Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Martinelli and Martin Odegaard, who fired a consolation goal that was barely even acknowledged in the 95th minute.

Arsenal took this fourth-round tie lightly and were punished: West Ham and David Moyes pulled off their plan and played the occasion well. They thoroughly deserved their place in the quarter-finals.

Read Jamie Braidwood’s full-time verdict from the London Stadium below:

Declan Rice’s nightmare West Ham return a result of Arsenal’s complacency

West Ham 3-1 Arsenal: Rice could only make his return to the London Stadium from the bench as Mikel Arteta’s changes backfired

Ben Fleming1 November 2023 22:05
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Arteta takes blame for Arteta’s Carabao Cup exit

Mikel Arteta took the blame for Arsenal’s painful 3-1 Carabao Cup defeat at West Ham.

Arteta made six changes to his line-up for the fourth-round clash, starting with Declan Rice on the bench on his Hammers homecoming.

Rice, who lifted the Europa Conference League trophy as West Ham captain last season, was back at his old club for the first time since his £105million switch to the Gunners.

But he will not be getting his hands on the Carabao Cup this season after strikes from Mohammed Kudus and Jarrod Bowen, following an early own goal by Ben White, sent the north Londoners crashing out.

“I’m very disappointed,” said Gunners boss Arteta. “I’m responsible for that, we’re out of the cup, we wanted to play a very different game and compete.

“The game took a direction because of the first goal but we have to see much more from the team and earn the right to win.

“I’m disappointed with myself. We wanted to play in a different way and we weren’t able to do that. Every time we lose the pain is there.

“We have to use this pain and this defeat to prepare the best way for Newcastle on Saturday.”

Jamie Braidwood1 November 2023 22:29
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Carabao Cup quarter-final draw

And following the conclusion of that game at Old Trafford, we’ll have the draw for the quarter-final of the Carabao Cup. You can follow along with that via the live blog below:

Carabao Cup draw: Clubs discover fate after fourth-round ties

The eight quarter-finalists will find out who they face in the next round

Ben Fleming1 November 2023 21:52
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Man Utd vs Newcastle latest

It’s been a wonderful night so far for the away Newcastle fans as goals from Almiron, Hall and Willock have their side 3-0 to pile yet more pressure on Manchester United.

To follow along for the final stages of that match, click the link below:

Man Utd vs Newcastle LIVE: Latest Carabao Cup fourth round updates

Erik ten Hag’s Red Devils take on Eddie Howe’s Magpies in a repeat of the 2022 League Cup final

Ben Fleming1 November 2023 21:47
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Elsewhere in the Carabao Cup

West Ham vs Arsenal was the early kick-off but there are more full-time results in the fourth round:

  • Chelsea 2-0 Blackburn (FT)
  • Everton 3-0 Burnley (FT)
  • Bournemouth 1-2 Liverpool (FT)
  • Ipswich 1-3 Fulham (FT)
  • Man Utd 0-3 Newcastle (latest)
Ben Fleming1 November 2023 21:45
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FULL-TIME: West Ham 3-1 Arsenal

A night to remember for for the Hammers:

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FULL-TIME: West Ham 3-1 Arsenal

Let’s take a look at the three second-half goals.

Kudus doubled West Ham’s lead with a wonderful touch and finish:

Bowen then further extended the lead with a deflected strike from the edge of the box:

There was a late consolation for Arsenal with Odegaard’s strike with the last kick of the game:

Ben Fleming1 November 2023 21:40
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FULL-TIME: West Ham 3-1 Arsenal

That Odegaard strike is the final kick of the game as the full-time whistle goes. What a performance from West Ham - especially in that second half - and they have knocked out Arsenal to move into the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup.

Arteta’s side couldn’t make their chances stick in the first half and were completely outclassed after the break, with goals from Kudus and Bowen securing a famous win for the Hammers and a tough night for Rice on return to the London Stadium.

Ben Fleming1 November 2023 21:24
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GOAL! West Ham 3-1 Arsenal (Odegaard, 90+6 mins)

Nothing more than a late consolation as Odegaard finds the bottom corner with a well-taken finish.

Too little, too late for Arteta’s side.

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West Ham 3-0 Arsenal

90+1 mins: Into the first of five minutes of added time as many Arsenal fans head for an early exit.

Ben Fleming1 November 2023 21:19

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