Stockport host West Ham in the FA Cup third round tonight as the non-leagers look to pull off a shock.

The cup has thrown up some great ties and big shocks so far this weekend and now Premier League West Ham will head to Edgeley Park looking to avoid an upset.

David Moyes’ West Ham take on National League side Stockport in the FA Cup tonight

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David Moyes’ West Ham take on National League side Stockport in the FA Cup tonight

Stockport will head into the tie in confident mood having moved up to fourth in the National League table in recent weeks.

The Hammers are also in good form and beat Everton last time out.

The draws for the FA Cup fourth and fifth rounds will be held before kick-off meaning both teams will know their potential routes to the quarter-finals by kick-off.

Stockport v West Ham: How to listen

This match will get under way at 7:45pm on Monday, January 11.

Full coverage from Edgeley Park will be live on talkSPORT, with our pre-match build-up starting at 7pm.

Mark Saggers will be your host and commentary will from Sam Matterface and Alvin Martin.

To tune in, click the radio player below or HERE for the live stream.

Here are the other ways to listen…

App iPhone – Download from the Apple store

Android – Download from Google Play

Radio – talkSPORT is available across the United Kingdom via DAB digital radio and on 1089 or 1053 AM.

TV – Listen to talkSPORT through your TV on the following channels: Sky: Channel 0108 Virgin Media: Channel 927 Freeview: Channel 723 Freesat: Channel 731

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Stockport v West Ham: Team news

Stockport: Hinchliffe, Minihan, Hogan, Maynard, Rooney, Jennings, Williams, Kitching, Keane, Croasdale, Reid

Subs: Jennings, Palmer, Bennett, Thomas, Stott, Southam-Hales, Barnes, Gilmore, Hinchy

West Ham: Randolph, Coufal, Ogbonna, Johnson, Rice, Noble, Yarmolenko, Benrahma, Lanzini, Antonio
Subs: Trott, Baptiste, Alves, Cresswell, Soucek, Fornals, Bowen, Holland, Odubeko

Stockport v West Ham: What has been said?

Stockport manager Jim Gannon: “There’s going to be natural concern and stress, they’ll be worried about West Ham, naturally.

“All I want from them in this game is to play the game and enjoy the occasion as well. If they play the game as well as they can then they’ll enjoy it a lot more, it’s a great occasion for them.

“We’re playing a team that’s four levels above us in the top half of the league, a really strong first-team group and if they rotate from their bench to freshen their side up, we’re facing a really tough ask.

“If our players were to achieve success against them, I’d have to say they would go down in our folklore.

“It would outshine any win in our history. I don’t think Stockport have beaten somebody so far up the tree as this. It would be brilliant for our players.

“But we have to focus on the game and make sure we give a good account of ourselves because we know these games can have wonderful outcomes but we want to make sure we don’t come off that pitch saddened by the way we’ve played.

“We have to make sure we’ve played to our best and maximised ourselves and then I’ll be proud of them, whatever the result.”

Stockport v West Ham: Match stats and facts

  • This is the first time Stockport County and West Ham have faced in any competition since December 1996, with Stockport winning 2-1 in a League Cup fourth round replay.
  • The last FA Cup encounter between Stockport and West Ham was back in January 1958 in the fourth round, with the Hammers winning 3-2 at Upton Park.
  • Stockport have lost their last five FA Cup ties against top-flight opponents, last knocking out a top-flight team back in January 1994 against QPR, when County were a third-tier side.
  • This is West Ham’s first FA Cup meeting with a non-league side since January 1998, beating Emley 2-1 in the third round with goals from Frank Lampard and John Hartson.


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