This had all the makings of a massive banana skin.
TBH, I was not even paying attention for most of the match - City did a very good job of stifling the play and prevented the Hammers from making any chances.
But Senegal's loss is the Hammers gain. Sakho - who was meant to on ACON duty popped up with another great header from some good work by Andy Carroll to get that important goal and send us through.
It was a real Cup tie - not pretty to watch and dull in places. Unlike Everton the other day............
We did miss Collins at the back - that was for sure - Reid - for me - went unnoticed.............
I don't have much positive to write - it was that scrappy, but we are through and the 5th Round draw awaits - a better position to be in than Chelsea, City or the Spuds.
Fair play to City - only the one goal and a side that should have taken their chances. If they did, we would be out (cliche).
Can you say that the romance of the Cup is still there for the Hammers?