West Ham to face Manchester United in the quarter finals of the EFL Cup

West Ham will visit Manchester United in the quarter finals of the EFL Cup.

West Ham to face Manchester United in the quarter finals of the EFL Cup
Above: The London Stadium ahead of West Ham's 2-0 win over Chelsea | Photo: Getty Images

West Ham United will face a tough test in their EFL Cup quarter-final clash, when they take on Manchester United, after their 2-0 defeat of London rivals Chelsea. 

One step closer to Wembley 

Slaven Bilic side secured their last-eight place in some spectacular style on Wednesday night, goals from Cheikhou Kouyate and Edimilson Fernandes secured the win over Antonio Conte's side, despite the excellent victory been marred by crowd trouble towards the end of the contest. 

Their trip was secured, when a single goal from Juan Mata gave United a crucial 1-0 victory over bitter rivals Manchester City. It has been three seasons since the last time the Hammers made it this stage of the competition, and have history of beating the Red Devils in the last eight of this competition, with the 4-0 victory over Sir Alex Ferguson's side back in the 2010/11 season. 

Above: Cheikhou Kouyate celebrating his goal in West Ham's 2-0 win over Chelsea | Photo: Getty Images
Above: Cheikhou Kouyate celebrating his goal in West Ham's 2-0 win over Chelsea | Photo: Getty Images

One goal to remember 

Kouyate has proven a vital player in Bilic's side so far this season, and opened the scoring in the London Stadium in spectacular style, and the midfielder talked about his delight at the goal and his ambitions of going to Wembley. 

“We are very happy with the result because we beat a big team like Chelsea. The most important thing for us was to get the victory and we managed to do that," Kouyate told whufc.com.

“I saw my goal after the game and it was an unbelievable goal. I spoke with Dimi and said it had nothing to do with him this time! But I am very happy to have scored the goal." 

He continued: “We have been working hard the last few weeks and are now getting some good results. We will stay humble because we want to continue winning." 

Kouyate concluded: “Last season we wanted to reach Wembley so why can't we do it this season."

West Ham United will take on Manchester United at Old Trafford in the week commencing November 28.