West Ham advanced into the third round of the Carabao Cup with a routine 2-0 win at Cheltenham.
The game was settled by two goals in the space of three minutes close to half-time as the gulf in class between the two sides told.
Diafra Sakho scored for the first time since last November before Andre Ayew raced through to give the Hammers their opening win of the campaign.
Hammers boss Slaven Bilic had called for his side to kick-start their season after the shipping of seven goals in two Premier League...
West Ham manager Slaven Bilic has called on his team to play "like it is the last game of our lives" and kick-start the season with a Carabao Cup win at League Two Cheltenham.
The Irons have lost both of their Premier League fixtures so far, going down first 4-0 to Manchester United and then 3-2 at Southampton, where they had fought back following the sending off of Marko Arnautovic only to concede a last-minute penalty.
Bilic, though, is confident his players can come through at Whaddon Road to...
Javier Hernandez's first goals for West Ham were the club's reward for a two-year pursuit that has finally given them a clinical finisher.
Despite remaining bottom of the Premier League after Saturday's 3-2 loss at Southampton left them with two defeats from two, Hammers manager Slaven Bilic detected positives largely inspired by his new striker.
Hernandez instinctively scored twice to take West Ham's 10 men level after they had fallen two goals behind and he had been asked to play on the left wing...