A brace from Andre Ayew, coming after half-time, drew Slaven Bilic’s side level before Angelo Ogbonna headed home a memorable winner, easing the pressure on the Croatian manager in the process.
Today, West Ham learned their opponents for the next round of the competition and, after severe delays, the ‘live’ draw was finally held behind the scenes and paired the Hammers with the other side in North London, Arsenal.
Supporters on social media were swiftly expressing their anger, with the draw taking place over an hour and a half later than originally planned, with some suggesting a fix as the ‘big four’ teams left in the competition avoided each other.
Arsenal, Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea all avoided each other in the draw, leading some fans to smell a rat.
All the "top 4" avoid each other in a "pre-recorded" draw which was delayed by 2 hours pic.twitter.com/DKOQsoCTaZ
— WH⚒ PT
Everyone knew what was going to happen, that the four big clubs would be kept apart. Total fix and an embarrassment to English football.
— David (@Dave49Hammer) October 26, 2017
What a joke!
— Richard Taggart (@Rich_Taggs) October 26, 2017
— idda (@Didi37592140) October 26, 2017
It’s a fix
Yeah it rigged.
— abishek s raj (@abishekraj_95) October 26, 2017
It’s a fix, but a winnable fixture
— Ian McKee (@ianmckee58) October 26, 2017