Sergei Rebrov fired a much-changed West Ham side into the third round of the Carling Cup at the expense of plucky Notts County.
Bobby Zamora twice put the Hammers in front, only for Kelvin Wilson and Ian Richardson to equalise, before Rebrov scored his first goal for the club
with a long-range free-kick.
Zamora also spurned the chance to complete his hat-trick 11 minutes from time when his well-struck penalty was brilliantly saved by Saul Deeney.
The Hammers, containing six changes to the side which drew with Ipswich, made a sensational start by taking the lead after just 18 seconds against the
Football League's basement boys.
West Ham Walker, Brevett, Repka (Melville 70), Mackay, Mullins, Etherington (Cohen 89), Lomas, Reo-Coker, Rebrov, Zamora, Harewood.
Subs Not Used: Bywater, McClenahan, Ashikodi.
Goals: Zamora 1, 54, Rebrov 62.
Notts County Deeney, Pipe, Richardson, Edwards (Williams 53), Whitlow, Ullathorne (Oakes 86), Wilson, Bolland, Gill, Hurst, Scully.
Subs Not Used: Mildenhall, Harrad, Robinson.
Goals: Wilson 13, Richardson 57.
I noticed the Attendance was only 11,000 give or take a few. Looks like it is well down, has the usual fan base the Upton Park faithfull finally
decided to stay away due to the players being sold and the crap that has happened over the last few seasons..