Derby County 0-2 West Ham United: Player ratings as Hammers secure FA Cup progression
West Ham United booked a place in round five of this season's FA Cup with a routine 2-0 win at Derby County.
The Premier League side easily dispatched of their League One hosts to set up a trip to Manchester United at the beginning of March.
The Hammers looked sharp from the off and took a tenth-minute lead through Jarrod Bowen. A clever ball over the top of the Derby defence by Michail Antonio was nodded on by Tomas Soucek, and the in-form Bowen was on hand to tap in from close range.
David Moyes' men dominated the rest of the first half, though the Rams' naivity wasn't further punished until the start of the second. Bowen's cross deflected off of Craig Forsyth and perfectly into the path of Antonio to nod in past Joe Wildsmith.
Bowen was denied a brace by Wildsmith just over 15 minutes later at the end of a flowing West Ham move as the visitors looked to add a late third.
In the end, West Ham had to settle for just the two goals, but that was enough to send them through to the fifth round of the cup.
Derby County player ratings
GK: Joe Wildsmith (6); RB: Korey Smith (5), CB: Curtis Davies (5), CB: Craig Forsyth (6), LB: Haydon Roberts (6); CM: Max Bird (5), CM: Conor Hourihane (6), RM: Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (5), AM: Jason Knight (6), LM: Tom Barkhuizen (5); CF: James Collins (5)
SUBS: Eiran Cashin (5), Liam Thompson (5), Lewis Dobbin (6), Tony Springett (6), Jake Rooney (5)
West Ham United player ratings
GK: Alphonse Areola (6); CB: Thilo Kehrer (6), CB: Angelo Ogbonna (7), CB: Nayef Aguerd (8); RM: Ben Johnson (7), CM: Tomas Soucek (9), CM: Flynn Downes (8), LM: Emerson (6); RF: Jarrod Bowen (9), LF: Pablo Fornals (7), CF: Michail Antonio (9)
SUBS: Said Benrahma (6), Aaron Cresswell (6), Divin Mubama (6), Manuel Lanzini (N/A)