And substitute Roberto Firmino ensured there would be no major upset in the closing stages when he controlled while facing away from goal inside the six-yard box and coolly back-heeled home the third before compatriot Fabinho added a fourth in injury time.
𝘈𝘵𝘵𝘢𝘤𝘬 is the 𝗯𝗲𝘀𝘁 form of defence ⚒
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West Ham United 2-0 Leeds United; Scorers: Lanzini 40′, Bowen 90+3′
A controversial goal from Manuel Lanzini helped West Ham see off a makeshift Leeds side and book their place in round four. The Hammers piled on the pressure in the early stages as almost took the lead through Jarrod Bowen but the winger had his shot cleared off the line by Luke Ayling.
David Moyes’ side moved ahead with Lanzini slotting into an empty net from six yards out after a goalmouth scramble. The goal was eventually given after a lengthy VAR check with Bowen appearing to be offside but not deemed to be interfering with play. Bowen wrapped things up in the final minute of injury time with the second to send Marcelo Bielsa’s side packing.
Wolves 2-0 Sheffield United; Scorers: Podence 12′, 80′, Semedo 72′