Sébastien Haller and Andriy Yarmolenko each bagged a brace after Robert Snodgrass’ opener as West Ham cruised to a 5-1 victory over Hull to advance to the fourth round of the EFL Cup.
West Ham’s attack was on full display as supporters raved over the performance of teenage full-back Harrison Ashby.
However, the victory was overshadowed by a trio of positive coronavirus tests, which saw manager David Moyes, Issa Diop, and Josh Cullen all leave London Stadium just one hour before kickoff.
Diop and Cullen had to be pulled from the starting XI, while assistant Alan Irvine was forced to take charge after Moyes left the ground
“At 20 past six we suddenly got some information from our doctor and head physio to say there were three positive tests, the manager and the two players,” Irvine said.
“We’d had contact insofar as we were in the same area of the stadium as David. We’d been at the stadium for about two hours before the match started.
“We were shocked by the news, we’ve had so many tests and not had any positive.
“But we’ve been very particular about protocol right from the start, the medical team are very aware of what has been happening and we’ve followed all the protocol, and we’ll be following protocol now.”
The trio will now be forced to follow Public Health England and Premier League guidelines and protocols, meaning they will have to isolate for 10 days and miss this weekend’s Wolves match.