- West Ham left it late against Lincoln to advance to the Carabao Cup fourth round
- Hammers midfielder Tomas Soucek scored the game’s only goal
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Tomas Soucek’s second-half goal ensured West Ham overcame a tough test in the Carabao Cup third round at Lincoln with a 1-0 victory.
This was nothing other than ‘job done’ for the Hammers as Soucek’s 70th-minute strike from a corner booked their place in the next round.
Boss David Moyes made a host of changes to his side but Soucek was one of his Premier League starters who was involved and that proved vital while goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski also made a number of good saves.
Lincoln went for it in the final 15 minutes in a bid to force penalties and Dylan Duffy tested Fabianksi with a stinging shot from distance, which the keeper met with a full-length save.
West Ham were able to see it out to make it through to the fourth round for the fourth successive year.
Tomas Soucek’s second-half goal ensured West Ham overcame a tough test in the Carabao Cup third round
West Ham are through to the fourth round of the Carabao Cup as the Hammers wrapped up victory on the road