Sam Allardyce: 'West Ham United were unfortunate'

Sam Allardyce manager of West Ham United signals during the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Swansea City at Boleyn Ground on February 1, 2014
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West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce says his side were unfortunate not to beat 10-man Manchester United.

West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce has said that his side can feel hard done by after they were narrowly beaten by 10-man Manchester United on Saturday.

Kevin Nolan had an equaliser disallowed for the Hammers late on after Wayne Rooney was sent off for United with half an hour still to play.

Allardyce told reporters: "I've looked on the laptop and Kevin Nolan made a good run from deep and put the ball in the net.

"Unfortunately for us, the assistant saw something we didn't. It's unfortunate when you've worked so hard to get back in the game.

"We gifted Manchester United two goals and at 11 vs. 11 we had the best chances."

Diafra Sakho had pulled a goal back for West Ham after Rooney and Robin van Persie scored for United.

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