West Ham United strolled into the fourth round of the Carabao Cup with a victory over Bolton Wanderers.
West Ham continued their resurgence following the international break with an emphatic 3-0 win over Bolton at the London Stadium in the third round of the Carabao Cup on Tuesday night.
Slaven Bilic made 10 changes for the visit of the Trotters, but goals from Angelo Ogbonna, Diafra Sakho and a contender for goal of the round from Arthur Masuaku during the final minutes saw the Hammers stroll into the fourth round at the expense of the Championship's bottom side.
One player who impressed the supporters with his display was summer signing Sead Haksabanovic, who was making his first-team debut following his move from Halmstads during the recent window.
Though the 18-year-old did not get on the scoresheet, the fans were pleased with what they saw from the teenager as he looked lively and appears to possess plenty of quality already when he has the ball at his feet.
Haksabanovic's display was especially encouraging given that it came just after it was announced that Manuel Lanzini will miss the next month due to a setback as he recovered from a knee injury - as reported by the Daily Mail.
That has led some to even ask Bilic to throw the Montenegro international in for this weekend's Premier League clash with Tottenham - which is undoubtedly a major vote of confidence.
Here is the best of the reaction...
Special mentions to Rice, Arnautovic and Haksabanovic tonight. I was very impressed with all three of them.— West Ham Fan Zone (@WHUFCFZ) 19 September 2017
FYI there's something about Haksabanovic.— MC (@LeBigHouse) 19 September 2017
Solid win tonight. Good to see Haksabanovic and Holland get debuts and what a goal from Masuaku. Onto Spurs Saturday. #COYI ⚒— Dave Scourfield ⚒ (@DaveScourfieId) 19 September 2017
Haksabanovic needs to start Saturday can do lanizi job.⚒#COYI— Adam Dowie ⚒ (@1990_Dowie) 19 September 2017
Very impressed with Haksabanovic— Chaz ⚒ (@ChazWHU) 19 September 2017
Haksabanovic looks like a decent little player. Bags of skill, quick, strong & intelligent on & off the ball. Had a good game I thought. ⚒— MOEZINI (@MOEWHU) 19 September 2017
Haksabanovic was class today— Joshua (@joshuahardy__) 19 September 2017
Looks like a training match out there, Bolton really are terrible.— ˗ˏˋ JΔMES ˊˎ˗ (@JameswhufcJones) 19 September 2017
That Haksabanovic kid looks alright to be fair, want to see more of him.