West Ham win 2-0 over Derby…’Fight against Manchester United’ in the round of 16
West Ham United scored a clean victory.
West Ham United beat Derby County 2-0 in the round of 32 of the English FA Cup in the 2022-23 season at Pride Park Stadium in Derby, England, at 4:45 a.m. on the 30th. West Ham advanced to the round of 16 and faced Manchester United.
West Ham brought in a 3-4-2-1 formation. Antonio, Pornals, Bowen, Imersong, Downs, Sucheck, Johnson, Aguerd, Ogbonna and Keller started, and Areola defended the goal. In response, Derby used a 4-2-3-1 formation. Collins, Bakhuizen, Knight, Mendez-Lang, Bird, Auryhan, Roberts, Forsyth, Davis and Smith filled the starting list, while Wildsmith wore goalkeeper gloves.
West Ham opened the door. In the third minute of the first half, Antonio took the opportunity and tried to shoot, but the ball soared over the net. West Ham continued their momentum. In the 9th minute of the first half, Bowen pushed into the box and attempted to shoot, but the ball was not properly energized and was blocked by the goalkeeper.
WestHam took the lead first. In the 10th minute of the first half, Sucheck connected the pass with a header and Bowen connected the ball with a shot to split Derby’s net. Derby, who allowed the lead, launched a counterattack. In the 21st minute of the first half, Aurihan attempted a bold left-footed shot, but the ball did not head to the net.
The Derby kept pressing. Collins attempted a left-footed volley shot in the 34th minute of the first half, but it did not lead to a threatening scene. Since then, no additional goals have been scored, and West Ham has taken the lead in the first half.
WestHam widened the gap. In the 5th minute of the second half, Bowen attempted a cross from the right side of the box and Antonio connected the ball with a shot to shake Derby’s net. WestHam have another decisive opportunity. Bowen attempted to shoot in the 22nd minute of the second half, but was blocked by Wild Smith’s good defense.
The B didn’t give up until the end. Dobbin tried to shoot to score a comeback goal in the 41st minute of the second half, but the ball headed straight to Areola. There was no goal after that, and the game ended with West Ham’s victory.