By Amir Mir
Aaron Creswell has praised the atmosphere at the London Stadium as West Ham progressed through to the quarter-final stage of the EFL Cup on Wednesday night.
The Hammers beat London rivals Chelsea 2-1, with Cheikhou Kouyate and Edimilson Fernandez scoring for the hosts and Gary Cahill netting a late consolation for the visitors.
Left-back Creswell, who played the full 90 minutes, was taking part in his first game at the club’s new stadium, following his return from injury.
He expressed his delight at making his home debut, as Slaven Bilic’s side recorded back-to-back wins in east London.
Delighted to finally make my debut in the new stadium, what a game to do it in. Great atmosphere ⚒#coyi
— AARON CRESSWELL (@Aaron_Cresswell) October 26, 2016
The Irons will now take on fellow Premier League rivals Manchester United in the quarter-final stage of the EFL Cup.
But before that they travel to Everton on Sunday afternoon for a tough away fixture, as Bilic’s side look to secure their fourth win on the bounce.
They are currently 15th in the league table with ten points from nine games, despite being in the relegation zone after six fixtures.
Creswell was sent off in the second half during the 1-0 win at Crystal Palace, in what is his only league appearance this season.
In other West Ham team news, supporters on Twitter celebrated their win over rivals Chelsea.