West Ham fans aimed a chant at David Moyes and he delivered a surprising response which broke the habit of a lifetime in the cup win at Lincoln.
They may be European champions but could West Ham do it on a cold, windy Wednesday night at Lincoln?
Yes they could. Just about.
Could the European champs do it on a cold, windy night at Lincoln? Just about but a win’s a win and getting through is all that matters
Storm Agnes made its presence felt with the wind causing issues for West Ham and Lincoln.
But it did not stop an entertaining game ensuing.
So their frustration was palpable when word and clips filtered through of Ings wasting some brilliant chances to give West Ham the lead in the first half.
West Ham fans aimed chant at David Moyes and he delivered a surprising response which broke the habit of a lifetime in cup win at Lincoln
Lukasz Fabianski was required to keep West Ham in the game on more than one occasion.
With over an hour gone the 1,800 travelling Hammers supporters sent a message to the manager.
West Ham fans aimed a chant at Moyes and he delivered a surprising response which broke the habit of a lifetime in the cup win at Lincoln.
The away end chanted Mubama’s name relentlessly at Moyes in a clear message to bring the striker on with Ings misfiring.
Moyes shocks by going 442 after fan chants and it paid off almost instantly
Moments later Moyes responded by giving the fans what they wanted – but broke the habit of a lifetime by keeping Ings on and playing TWO up front.
Switching to an “old school” 442 formation, Mubama came on for the disappointing Maxwel Cornet instead.
It clearly gave Lincoln more to worry about. Because just three minutes later they lost Soucek at a corner and the big reliable Czech bundled home at the near post from Said Benrahma’s cross.
Edson Alvarez almost handed Lincoln an equaliser on a plate when he gave the ball away late on. But Fabianski once again spared West Ham’s blushes.
Mohammed Kudus could and probably should have scored moments later. But the home goalkeeper Lukas Jensen pulled off a fine save as the Hammers secured a nervy 1-0 win.
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