Sam Allardyce admitted he was relieved after West Ham beat Bristol City 1-0 to avoid joining the list of big-name FA Cup fourth-round casualties.
Substitute Diafra Sakho broke City hearts with an 81st-minute winner, rising at the far post to beat goalkeeper Frank Fielding after Andy Carroll had done well to cross from the right.
The outcome was harsh on the League One high-flyers and Allardyce admitted afterward: "I expected us to play a lot better than we did.
"In the end one moment of quality...
Substitute Diafra Sakho headed West Ham into the fifth round of the FA Cup, breaking the hearts of brave Bristol City with an 81st-minute winner.
It was the striker's first appearance since suffering a back injury against West Brom on New Year's Day and he marked it by rising at the far post to beat Frank Fielding from close range after Andy Carroll had done well to get in a cross from the right.
The outcome was harsh on the Sky Bet League One promotion contenders, who were competitive throughout...
Luckless Scunthorpe lost two goalkeepers through injury before half-time as their seven-match unbeaten league run was halted in a 2-0 defeat by Bristol City.
First-choice custodian Sam Slocombe went off with an arm injury after just eight minutes and 30 minutes later his replacement, Jamie Severn, was stretchered off in agony and taken to hospital with a suspected fractured arm.
That forced centre-back Andy Boyce to take over the gloves as a makeshift keeper after new-look Scunthorpe had impressed...