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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...
West Ham boss Sam Allardyce admits he dreams of leading the Hammers out for a final at Wembley Stadium.
Allardyce took Bolton to the final of the League Cup in 2004 but his side were beaten 2-1 at the Millennium Stadium by Middlesbrough.
The former Blackburn and Newcastle boss has forged a reputation for steering clubs to safety in the top flight but Allardyce would love to add some silverware to his record.
"It would be fantastic for me, to walk out your team out at Wembley -- that's something...
West Ham manager Sam Allardyce insists his players can create history by going all the way in the FA Cup this season.
The Hammers, who are three-time winners of the prestigious tournament, have not lifted the trophy since 1980 and have reached the final just once since the start of the Premier League era.
West Ham take on League One promotion hopefuls Bristol City on Sunday and Allardyce wants his side to convert their excellent league form into cup success this season.
"If it could bring success...