Stockport vs West Ham – FA Cup Third Round: live score and updates

LIVE: Stockport vs West Ham – non-league Hatters aiming for FA Cup giantkilling against Hammers… as David Moyes names strong XI

  • Non-league Stockport County host Premier League West Ham on Monday night  
  • The hosts aim to join Chorley as the only non-league sides in the fourth round
  • David Moyes has insisted he will name a strong team to play Stockport  
  • Latest FA Cup news, live action and results can be found here 

Stockport face West Ham on Monday evening to round-out the FA Cup third-round weekend, aiming to cause another shock against Premier League opposition. 

League Two Crawley have already stunned Leeds by winning 3-0 on Sunday, while sixth-tier Chorley are so far the only non-league side in the fourth-round draw after beating Championship club Derby 2-0.  

That’ll change if Stockport – who play in the National League – can cause an upset against the Hammers, who manager David Moyes has insisted will field a strong line-up at Edgeley Park. 

Follow Sportsmail’s TOBY MILES for live FA Cup coverage of Stockport vs West Ham including score, lineup and build-up.

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Scrappy start to far with the hosts having a spell possession, but needing to adjust to the pressing of a Premier League team. 

The Hammers look to be eyeing their opponents up just as much, as the pitch starts to struggle already. 

We’re underway in the rain, with Stockport wearing light-blue with white socks, West Ham in an all-black kit. 

The pitch certainly isn’t in the best shape but it looks playable after much hard work from the groundsmen. 

The players are walking out under heavy rain at the empty Edgeley Park, with Hammers stars playing sharing a laugh moments before kick-off. 

Just five minutes before we kick-off at Edgeley Park, so here’s a line-ups reminder. 

STOCKPORT COUNTY: Hinchliffe; Minihan, Hogan, Maynard, Rooney, Jennings, Williams, Kitching, Keane, Croasdale, Reid. 

WEST HAM: Randolph; Coufal, Dawson, Ogbonna, Johnson; Noble, Rice, Yarmolenko, Benrahma, Lanzini; Antonio 


Stockport County are aiming at some lofty goals, with new owner and local businessman Matt Stott the driving force behind the scenes. 

The National League side are already fighting for promotion to League Two this season, and Stott is hoping to shoot his club to stardom with a famous victory tonight. 

Well, these teams really do having something to play for now. For Stockport, West Ham and Doncaster, their FA Cup pathway will include a trip to either Old Trafford or Anfield if their runs extend into the fifth-round.

The winner of Manchester United’s blockbuster clash with Liverpool could be welcoming Stockport County. 

Our two teams know exactly what they’re battling for now, with a home tie against League One’s Doncaster Rovers being drawn by Peter Crouch. 

Doncaster won their spot in the fourth round through a 1-0 win over Blackburn on Saturday. 

Stockport and West Ham are ball number six, Peter Crouch is getting the draw underway now. 

Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United… all possible draws. 

WEST HAM: Randolph; Coufal, Dawson, Ogbonna, Johnson; Noble, Rice, Yarmolenko, Benrahma, Lanzini; Antonio 

STOCKPORT COUNTY: Hinchliffe; Minihan, Hogan, Maynard, Rooney, Jennings, Williams, Kitching, Keane, Croasdale, Reid. 

West Ham sit 10th in the Premier League… 86 places above the National League’s fourth-placed outfit, Stockport County, in the English football pyramid. 

The hosts’ Edgeley Park ground seats 10,000, while the Hammers play their home games at the 80,000-seater London Stadium. 

It’s a huge occasion for the Hatters players, but one David Moyes’ stars must know not to take lightly against the men who play at non-league’s summit. 

Stockport County could become one of only two non-league outfits in the fourth-round draw tonight, but they must beat Premier League opposition to do so. 

Chorley have already secured their spot after their upset against Derby, and National League side Stockport are keen on joining them. 

Hello and welcome to Sportsmail’s coverage of West Ham United’s trip to non-league Stockport County in the FA Cup. 

This match closes a weekend of superb third-round entertainment, with the chance of another huge upset on the cards once again tonight. 

Stay tuned right here for all the build-up and latest updates from reporter TOBY MILES.  

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