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Soccer-Soucek earns West Ham win as Fulham miss last-gasp penalty

LONDON, Nov 7 (Reuters) - Tomas Soucek scored in stoppage-time as West Ham United sneaked a 1-0 win over Fulham in the Premier League on Saturday although the visitors missed a penalty with the last kick of the game.

The Czech had been largely anonymous in the London derby but popped up in space in the area to steer a shot past Fulham keeper Alphonse Areola.

West Ham’s Sebastien Haller and Aaron Cresswell had both been denied by the woodwork but Fulham were given a last-gasp lifeline when they were awarded a penalty in the fifth minute of stoppage time.

But Ademola Lookman chipped a dreadful spot kick straight into the arms of Lukasz Fabianski.

Victory lifted West Ham into 11th place while Fulham remain one place above the relegation zone. (Reporting by Martyn Herman, editing by Pritha Sarkar)