AFC Wimbledon 4-2 West Ham United, FA Cup Fourth Round: report, ratings and verdict


AFC Wimbledon 4-2-3-1



West Ham United 4-4-2

Half Time: 2 - 0 Kingsmeadow ( Attendance: 4,777 (759) )
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League One strugglers AFC Wimbledon recorded a sensational 4-2 victory over West Ham United in a pulsating Kingsmeadow cup-tie.

After racing into a three-goal lead, the Dons maintained their composure despite their Premier League rivals pulling two goals back before Toby Sibbick rounded off the scoring late on.

Wimbledon dominated a one-sided first-half and although Javier Hernandez hit the post early on, took the lead through Kwesi Appiah’s deflected effort shortly after the half-hour mark.

The hosts then deservedly doubled their lead when Scott Wagstaff cooly slotted home after Pedro Obiang was caught in possession (41).

And when Wagstaff flicked in for 3-0 just 37 seconds after the interval, the game looked out of sight before Lucas Perez pounced on a loose ball to re-ignite West Ham hopes (57).

Felipe Anderson then made it 3-2 with an excellent free-kick but Wimbledon showed their resilience and Sibbick’s 88th minute header sealed a memorable victory.

Key Points

Check out all the key talking points and reaction from London Football Scene below…

Key Moment

Wagstaff’s second goal was detrimental to West Ham’s comeback chances, leaving them with a mountain to climb.

Moan of the Match

West Ham were outplayed and defensively shambolic in the opening 45 minutes, trailing 2-0 at the interval was a kind scoreline to the Hammers.

Talking Point

Michail Antonio’s clip of Tennai Watson’s legs at 3-2 perhaps should have been a penalty, confirming the result a lot earlier.

Man of the Match

Scott Wagstaff – Grew into the game with a composed finish for 2-0 before an audacious flick for the third, West Ham couldn’t contain him.

Tweet of the Match

Referee Watch

Anthony Taylor (Greater Manchester) – Only one contentious decision for the potential penalty, but was consistent throughout and not reckless with his cards.


The rocking Kingsmeadow slowly deflated into a tense and nervous one as the Hammers clawed back into the tie, before an ecstatic finale.


A thoroughly deserved win for AFC Wimbledon, putting on a blockbuster performance in front of their own fans

Line Ups

AFC Wimbledon 4-2-3-1

Ramsdale; Watson, Thomas, Oshilaja, MacDonald; Nightingale, Wordsworth; Connolly (Sibbick, 86), Wagstaff, Pinnock (Soares, 65); Appiah (Jervis, 76)

Subs not used:

Garratt, Trotter, McDonnell, Pigott

West Ham United 4-4-2

Adrian; Antonio, Diop, Ogbonna, Masuaku; Diangana (Anderson, 46), Noble, Obiang (Fredericks, 46), Snodgrass; Carroll (Perez, 46), Hernandez

Subs not used:

Fabianski, Holland, Rice, Coventry


Fredericks, Masuaku

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