West Ham manager Sam Allardyce lauds Tuesday night’s entertaining FA Cup win

After seeing his side taken the distance by Everton in an end-to-end entertaining spectacle, West Ham manager Sam Allardyce was buoyant following an “unbelievable match”, reports BBC Sport.

West Ham eventually beat Everton to reach the FA Cup fourth round, but they were taken to penalties to do so, with the two sides level at fulltime, and both scoring in extra time. There were contentious decisions made, and a red card, let alone the end-to-end football on display, and Allardyce admits it was one for the neutrals.

“It was an unbelievable match, wasn’t it? You can’t say the FA Cup has died after that, not with that entertainment value. I thought today had absolutely everything a cup tie should have – a little bit of controversy, some great play, chances missed, some great goalkeeping and some very good goals,” he said.

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