Sam: “That game had absolutely everything”


TPraying Allahrilled Sam Allardyce was delighted to lay the Everton bogey who have beaten the Hammers in their last 15 clashed and won six from seven at Upton Park.

The manager said: “It had absolutely everything – great shots, goal, brilliant saves and controversy. We are just delighted to lay the bogey.

“It was an unbelievable match and it was a fantastic effort by both sides but we made very hard work of it. The FA Cup is still a fantastic competition as we saw tonight

“I’ve just had the time to go into the dressing room and congratulate all the lads. It was a phenomenal performance from them and Everton.”

O Romelu Lukaka grabbed his fifth goal in five games against the Hammers and has also managed one when playing at West Brom on loan but goalkeeper was the real hero, saving one spot kick in the shoot-out before smashing home the winning penalty.

The Irons will travel to Ashton Gate to take on Bristol City in the fourth round after the League One side beat Doncaster Rovers 2-0.

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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