Craig Dawson scored his first aim for West Ham United to seal a 1-Zero victory over Nationwide League aspect Stockport County.
With simply seven minutes of regular time remaining at a sodden Edgeley Park, the on-loan centre-back rose highest within the field to satisfy Jarrod Bowen’s in-swinging supply to win the tie.
It’s 25 years since Stockport shocked the Hammers and knocked them out of this identical competitors, though it by no means appeared the non-league aspect would hassle their Premier League rivals.
With 86 league locations between the 2 sides, David Moyes would have hoped for a quick begin – but it was the fireworks within the 15th minute which was the most important speaking level of the primary half.
Mentioned Benrahma grazed the surface of the put up, however the east London aspect had been met with stern opposition.
Because the rain continued to drench each the pitch and the gamers, Jim Gannon’s males seemed to create one thing from a set-piece. But the supply from set-pieces and large areas was as dreary because the climate.
Ultimately, it was the Premier League aspect who made a set-piece play when Declan Rice performed a brief nook with Bowen and the substitute discovered Dawson who powerfully headed residence.
The Hammers will tackle Doncaster Rovers within the subsequent spherical, with a frightening journey to both Manchester United or Liverpool within the fifth spherical awaiting them.
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