West Ham have struggled to find stability under Manuel Pellegrini this season, losing all three of their opening Premier League matches.
A first competitive win under the Chilean boss was secured in midweek against AFC Wimbledon though, as the Hammers battled back from behind to emerge as victors against the League One side.
West Ham’s reward is a third-round tie with League Two minnows Macclesfield Town, who will travel to the London Stadium in the week commencing the 24th September.
With form difficult to find, West Ham will hope to use these cup games as a chance to find their rhythm to build upon in the Premier League matches that follow and could use the competition as a route towards lifting a trophy at Wembley.
The Hammers have a while to go until they can start dreaming of that sort of date though and some gave their reaction to the draw on social media. We have gathered some of the best reactions below.
I personally would take this competition seriously because we're already bankers for relegation
— Niall Nugent (@NiallNugent7) August 30, 2018
Probably the most easy team in the Cup
— Daniel Tapatio (@Daniel32072633) August 30, 2018
That’s another defeat then
— James Anderson (@andersonjames) August 30, 2018
@jonnybsquared should be a walkover
— Gerry Naughton (@Gezlarge) August 30, 2018
Decent for us … well it should be !!
— DAVE G #IRONS (@D_G_00DYWHUFC) August 30, 2018
Yes. you need good draws and a bit of luck to progress in the cups, which we never seem to get!!!
— alex (@alex_cvb) August 30, 2018
Such a dull draw for us
— Luke Wheeler (@LukeWheelerr_) August 30, 2018
Did we… did we just have a good cup draw?
— Megan Elizabeth (@MegStauden) August 30, 2018
Thank god we avoided Millwall. Trouble would have been inevitable and we need to avoid any more problems at all costs.
— Jonathan Deeley (@jonathaninmalta) August 30, 2018
Give us the cup
— Oli Jones (@OliJ17) August 30, 2018