Watch Andre Ayew's goal against Cheltenham

The Black Stars deputy skipper scored his first goal of the season for the Hammers

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After back-to-back Premier League losses, West Ham wanted a first win of the season and it arrived at League Two Cheltenham Town.

The first half ended in a goalles draw, but five minutes before half-time Sakho turned on Noble’s pass on the edge of the area and found the bottom of Flatt’s net.

The lead was doubled within three minutes when Ayew broke through after a one-two with Sakho and finished in confident fashion.

This televised Carabao Cup tie will serve as a morale booster for Bilic, even if it was against a team sitting 20th in England's fourth tier.

Though he left a few faces at home ahead of their game against Newcastle this weekend, West Ham's boss named a strong side with a bench that included Javier Hernandez. The £16million man was introduced for the final half-hour too.

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