Petr Cech was as pleased as anyone to help us book our place in another Emirates FA Cup semi-final - but he admits that it wasn't all plain sailing.

Lincoln City only conceded the opening goal in the 45th minute of a hotly-contested first half, after Cech had made a key save to deny the non-league side.

"Luckily I was able to save the shot [from Nathan Arnold] and then Theo scored the crucial first goal right before half-time," Petr said.

"In the second half we kept going and they’d put a huge effort into the first half, so you could see they were fatigued and had tired legs. We took advantage of that.

"The senior players and everyone on the coaching staff needs to make sure that we are ready to finish the last games in the Premier League as well as possible.

"Obviously we are now in the FA Cup semi-final which is very important, and obviously the season might look completely different in a few weeks."

 

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11 Mar 2017