The Hammers will take on the Welsh side at Rodney Parade in the week beginning 26 August.
A number of West Ham United fans have taken to Twitter to comment on the Carabao Cup second-round draw, which has put the Hammers up against Newport County at Rodney Parade.
The Exiles overcame League One Gillingham at the Priestfield Stadium in an eventful 2-2 draw which saw four penalties - two in the 90th minute and beyond - and then a spot kick shootout to settle the tie.
Manuel Pellegrini’s charges will visit the League Two outfit's Rodney Parade ground in the week beginning Monday 26 August as they seek to improve on last season's run to the last 16 of the competition.
West Ham fans will also be hoping their club can exorcise the demons of their last cup encounter, a humbling 4-2 defeat away at AFC Wimbledon, then bottom of League One, in a game Pellegrini admitted was a "disaster" (BBC Sport).
Quite a few Hammers faithful appeared nervous about the tie as they gave their thoughts on social media:
Announce the loss already— Nathan Akehurst (@AkehurstNathan) August 13, 2019
This has defeat written all over it— Brandon White (@Brandon86472718) August 13, 2019
If they put this game on Sky/BT, we'll lose— James Gunn (@jamesgunn_) August 13, 2019
Let me provide a sample of end of result statements so you just have to copy and paste after this match, happy to help. ‘Not our day’ ‘Newport progress to the next round’ ‘A result which will not define our season’ ‘Was not meant to be’ ‘We now focus on the league’— djbhammer (@djbhammer7) August 13, 2019
L incoming— William Donaldson (@willfdon) August 13, 2019
Not confident in the slightest.— Ben Smith (@bensmith_95) August 13, 2019
Wimbledon 2.0— J (@whufc98) August 13, 2019
This is the sort of game we absolutely lose— SK (@Sam_Keenan1) August 13, 2019
At least we'll be playing on the Dave Parade pitch before the rugger boys churn it up. If Wimbledon was difficult + embarrasing last season, potentially Newport will be even more tricky.— Tony Poole (@restbaykid) August 13, 2019
Ffs can’t you rig it so we get millwall or something— Jack (@WHU_Jack54) August 13, 2019
West Ham and Newport have played each other three times in their history, each winning once and drawing the other fixture, with the last meeting taking place 40 years ago, back in 1979 (official Hammers website).
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