Everton manager Roberto Martinez rues back luck following FA Cup third round defeat

After Everton put in an incredible attacking display with 10-men against West Ham, only to ultimately lose on penalties, manager Roberto Martinez feels dumb luck played its part in their FA Cup exit, reports BBC Sport.

Everton came from behind against West Ham with just 10-men, but couldn’t avoid conceding a late equaliser in extra time, that eventually led to them losing the penalty shootout. The Toffees were in great display at Upton Park, and on another day they may well have won the clash. Manager Roberto Martinez certainly seemed to think so.

“I thought we were the better side. We created really, really good opportunities, and probably we should have taken one or two before the one we scored. But in terms of the performance and the character and the phases of good football we showed, I couldn’t be prouder. Today we were unfortunate in the penalty shootout where it is a bit of a lottery,” he said.

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