90 min +3: Palmer nearly loops a monster backpass over Hinchliffeâ€™s head. The keeper does extremely well to bring the ball down from the sky and skelp clear.
90 min +2: Whatever happens, this has been an heroic effort by fifth-tier Stockport County. And it was probably time for some West Ham success in the head-to-head. They havenâ€™t beaten County since 1958!
90 min +1: The first of four extra minutes sees Rice step across Bennett to claim possession on the corner of the West Ham box. Bennett claims hopefully, desperately, for a penalty, but heâ€™s never getting one.
90 min: Benrahma wonâ€™t be getting that first West Ham goal tonight. Heâ€™s substituted, along with Antonio, Fornals and Odubeko taking their places.
89 min: West Ham deal with it easily enough. â€œWhat a relief,â€ sighs Nick Boonstra. â€œFunny, though â€“ first thought is the elation of scoring; second thought is reflection upon the fact that Craig Dawson got his first Hammers goal before Said Benrahma. Such is life in claret and blue.â€
88 min: Kitching works his way down the left and wins a corner. Stockport send everyone bar the keeper into the box.
86 min: One corner leads to another. Before the second can be taken, Stockport swap Rooney, Williams and Minihan for Hinchy, Thomas and Palmer. The second corner is a non-event.
85 min: Soucek has made a big difference since coming on. He barges his way into the box down the right. Keane hangs out a leg. Soucek goes over. Thereâ€™s contact. It should be a penalty, but the referee is lenient. Just a corner.
GOAL! Stockport County 0-1 West Ham United (Dawson 83)
A long ball down the right for Soucek, who wins a corner. The set piece is taken short by Rice, with Stockport snoozing a bit. Bowen curls a delicious inswinger towards the far post. Dawson breaks from deep and heads downwards, into the bottom left. A fine goal, and some very quick thinking, but the hosts will be kicking themselves for going to sleep.
82 min: Coufal curls in from the right. Soucek fires a header wide from six yards. Frustration written all over West Ham faces. Stockport replace Jennings with Southam-Hales.
81 min: Cresswell wriggles into the Stockport box from the left but his low cross evades everybody. Nothingâ€™s clicking for the Hammers up front, though theyâ€™ve at least upped the pace at long last.
79 min: Hogan slices backwards, high into the sky. Hinchliffe hares out to catch, and misses the ball altogether. Bowen canâ€™t reach the loose ball, though, and Keane clears. A couple of signs that Stockport are beginning to feel the heat, worried of undoing all of their eveningâ€™s good work.
77 min: Benrahma, to the right of the D, crosses to absolutely nobody. The ball bounces sadly out for a goal kick. Extra time becomes more and more a realistic prospect. This is a fine effort by County.
75 min: Stockport have looked nerveless all evening, but hereâ€™s the first sign of a wee jangle, as Hinchliffe shanks a clearance straight to Benrahma, who attempts to return into an unguarded net. His effort sails wide right, a harmless miss, though even had it been on target, Hogan was running back to cover and would have had more than half a chance of blocking on the line.
74 min: Dawson is winning a foot race with Bennett down the Stockport left … then loses all rhythm, allowing Bennett to whip the ball off his toe. He looks for Rooney in the middle. Ogbonna, taking no chances, comes across to blooter out for a throw. From that throw, Rooney tries to fox Randolph at his near post, but the keeperâ€™s not to be beaten.
72 min: After a very impressive first 15 minutes, West Ham have achieved the square root of naff all in attack. Stockport have been extremely impressive.
70 min: A reminder that this goes to extra time if thereâ€™s no winner during the 90 minutes. â€œIâ€™m actually getting more of a Sunday League vibe here,â€ writes Daniel Barnett. â€œLooking forward to seeing Lanzini sat on Riceâ€™s shoulders to take the nets down at the end.â€
68 min: Stockport waste yet another set piece. They load the box for a free kick on the right, a futile gesture given the delivery that follows. On the touchline, Jim Gannon melts down yet again. All that training-ground planning, and for this?
67 min: David Moyes has seen enough. He replaces Lanzini and the ineffectual Yarmolenko with Bowen and Soucek.
66 min: Williams loops long from the left. Randolph does well to claim. He launches long. Stockport come again! Kitching breezes down the left and crosses low. Rooney tees up Williams with a cute backheel. Williams takes a snapshot. Ogbonna blocks and clears. Stockport are beginning to carry a proper threat. This could be on, you know.
64 min: The rain continues to bucket down. The pitch becomes heavier and heavier. All the conditions for a shock, right here. And hold on, whatâ€™s this? Jennings and Minihan combining crisply down the right, the former having a shot from a tight angle thatâ€™s blocked by Dawson. A big warning to West Ham, right there.
63 min: Rice curls a dangerous ball in from the right. Nobody in West Ham black has gambled on a run. Hinchliffe has had precious little to do this evening.
62 min: Stockport make their first change, replacing Reid up front with Bennett.
60 min: Something of a lull. Stockport will be delighted with the way this is panning out. West Ham will begin to feel the nerves jangling soon. â€œWe need three replays really to complete the 70s aesthetic.â€ Richard Hirst making a fair point there.
58 min: A sensational driving run by Rice, who picks the ball up in his own half and surges down the right, powering into the box and only being stopped from shooting at the very last minute by a Hogan-Keane pincer movement. Fine defending, but what a goal that could have been!
57 min: The pitch is slowly turning into a peaty quagmire, giving this third-round match a distinctly Seventies feel. We just need a few kids in parkas up a nearby tree to complete the aesthetic.
55 min: Yarmolenkoâ€™s clever reverse pass down the right is completely misread by Coufal. The wing-backâ€™s hesitation gifts Kitching the opportunity to clear.
53 min: In the dugout, Stockport boss Jim Gannon throws an emotional fit, clearly unimpressed by his teamâ€™s set-piece delivery. By all accounts theyâ€™ve been working hard on their set pieces all week, so you can perhaps understand his take on the results so far.
52 min: The hosts are looking lively. Jennings swaggers down the middle and slips a pass down the left for Williams. The ball screeches to a halt in a puddle, allowing Williams to win a corner thatâ€™s subsequently wasted.
51 min: It wasnâ€™t worth waiting for. Rooney curls it harmlessly into the arms of Randolph. The rain continues to lash down.
48 min: The corner is a waste of everyoneâ€™s time. Hereâ€™s Rick Parfett: â€œMaybe not a feast of football for the neutral, but happy with that first half from a Stockport perspective; dogged and disciplined. The wonderful thing is that this match is a bonus. After years of falling down the leagues, to the point where we were playing part-time football, County legend Jim Gannon and a brilliant group of players led us back to the National League. Now, with an ambitious and sensible new owner, some shrewd additions and Gannon still in charge, the future looks bright. So proud of the boys tonight and every week.â€
47 min: A slow start to the second half. Then suddenly Coufal skitters down the right and earns the first corner of the second half.
West Ham get the second half underway. No changes. Meanwhile, regarding those first-half fireworks: they were launched in support of Khia Whirehead, a 15-year-old from Stockport currently in intensive care after being knocked down by a car. Hereâ€™s to the young man getting better very soon.
Half-time entertainment. A reminder of tonightâ€™s draw for the fourth and fifth rounds.
HALF TIME: Stockport County 0-0 West Ham United
Two minutes of spectacular fireworks; the rest has been a damp squib. Like Stockport will care: theyâ€™ve kept West Ham at armâ€™s length easily enough. A reminder that this will go to extra time and penalties if nobody can find a winner.
45 min +1: A rare Stockport attack sees Minihan force a corner down the right. Reidâ€™s delivery is no good whatsoever and harmlessly files straight out of play, fluttering the side netting.
45 min: There will be two extra minutes of this first half.
43 min: Rice drifts in from the left and looks for the top right. Nope.
42 min: Thereâ€™s very little urgency in West Hamâ€™s play at the moment. Stockport are quite happy to let them have it, 30 yards out. Thereâ€™s no way through.
40 min: Antonio drives across the face of the Stockport box, left to right, and tries a curler towards the bottom right. A deflection takes the ball off target and out for a corner. Ogbonna meets the set piece with a weak header that dribbles apologetically pas the left-hand post.
38 min: Some good end-to-end fun as Antonio nearly scoots clear through the middle, only to miscontrol, allowing Kitching to take the ball off his toe. Reid goes up the other end and wins a corner off Dawson. Nothing comes of the set piece.
37 min: Hogan tries to play out from the back, and is closed down by Noble. The Stockport centre-back is extremely pleased to see the ball deflected across the face of goal and out of reach of the nearby Antonio.
36 min: Benrahma tries to release Yarmolenko down the inside right. Thereâ€™s a little too much pace on the pass; thereâ€™s a little hesitation by Yarmolenko too. The net result is a goal kick.
35 min: Reid launches a solo sortie down the right. West Ham are light at the back, but Reid has neither the speed nor savvy to jink his way past Ogbonna, who holds his line and eventually takes the ball off his opponent.