West Ham United will face with Manchester United or Liverpool within the fifth spherical of the FA Cup as they beat Doncaster Rovers on the London Stadium.
The Premier League facet beat their League One opponents 4-Zero on Saturday afternoon and by no means regarded like succumbing to a giantkilling.
An early strike from Pablo Fornals settled any nerves and knocked the stuffing out of their opponents, led by Darren Moore.
A vibrant attacking front-four was at all times seeking to kill the sport off with Stated Benrahma a risk all through and he teed up Andriy Yarmolenko for a fragile second.
Andy Butler didn’t have his best sport for Rovers and put the third in his personal web earlier than a aim for Oladapo Afolayan settled within the closing phases.
And now a Premier League big awaits David Moyes’ Hammers within the subsequent spherical.
“A aim of the very best high quality,” mentioned talkSPORT pundit Perry Groves with simply three minutes gone, and he wasn’t flawed both.
The Hammers galloped down the appropriate flank with Yarmolenko and Ryan Fredericks linking and the latter ultimately acquired to the penalty earlier than firing over a positive cross.
Fornals barreled his means into the penalty space and guided house a positive first-time left foot shot.
The Hammers have been clearly in no temper for a shock and Benrahma and Manuel Lanzini virtually mixed for a aim quickly after, and Yarmolenko additionally volleyed broad because the screw was turned.
It was 2-Zero simply after the half-hour mark as Andy Butler gave the ball cheaply again to the Hammers permitting Benrahma one other chew of the cherry.
The Algerian threaded by way of Yarmolenko on the left facet of the realm and he fantastically clipped over the scurrying goalkeeper and into the again of the online.
Joe Wright did a minimum of get a header on track for Doncaster within the first-half as they confronted an uphill battle to get again into the tie.
Within the second interval, Benrahma regarded to drive the problem and made Ellery Balcombe make a save from a free-kick.
Mark Noble and Tomas Soucek additionally examined Balcombe, who did properly nevertheless it was one other set-piece noticed West Ham get their third.
Noble’s nook from the left was nudged on on the close to submit and defender Butler might solely slice a clearance into his personal web.
After some wonderful cross-field build-up a ball from Doncaster’s proper wing wasn’t cleared and fell to Matt Smith.
The midfielder, at the moment on mortgage from Manchester City tamed the ball with a neat contact however his strike on aim clipped the bar and flew over.
The win was ultimately rounded off for the Hammers in heart-warming style, though, maybe not so for Rovers.
Oladapo Afolayan hasn’t had probably the most standard path to the highest spending time at Loughborough College and Solihull Moors, in addition to Toronto FC, earlier than discovering his approach to West Ham.
He was in the appropriate place on the proper time with 12 minutes to go and he slotted into an empty web after Balcombe had parried a Fredericks cross into his path within the penalty space.
The Hammers will definitely have a sterner check subsequent spherical although and you will discover out who they’ll face by listening to Manchester United vs Liverpool on talkSPORT.