Hammers apologise to fans after FA Cup horror-show

West Ham goalkeeper Adrian and club chairman David Gold both offered their apologies to supporters who were present to witness the Hammers 4-0 hammering at West Brom in the FA Cup, reports BBC Sport.

Sam Allardyce’s side conceded two goals and each half, and ended the match with 10 men after Morgan Amalfitano was shown a red card after 70 minutes.

The Hammers have now won just once in their last eight matches, and missed the chance to qualify for the last eight of the FA Cup following this humiliating defeat at the Hawthorns.

Gold tweeted: “I feel sorry for myself but most of all I feel sorry for the thousands of travelling West Ham fans.”

Adrian called the result “shameful” via social media. The Spaniard, able to play after his red card from the draw at Southampton in midweek was overturned, added via Twitter: “After this shameful result in FA Cup, just we can say SORRY to all West Ham fans! Now we need to be united and fight in Premier League.”

It has been a case of too many draws in the Premier League of late for the Hammers, who sit eighth in the table.

Allardyce believes recent draws against Manchester United and Southampton have taken its toll on the side.

Allardyce said: “I would say it (the defeat) was probably coming based on what we’ve had to cope with over the last few weeks and I think it told on us, there’s no doubt about that.

“I have to give West Brom a lot of credit – they were very good. But I look at the players and there was not the energy we know they’ve got based on all they’ve done in the last few weeks.”