Sep 21, 2016 at 7.45pm UK at ‚ÄčQueen Elizabeth Stadium
West HamWest Ham United
1-0
AccringtonAccrington Stanley
Payet (96')
FT(HT: 0-0)

Boco (95')

Sleven Bilic: 'West Ham United expected easier win'

Slaven Bilic points and shouts during the FA Cup fourth-round replay between West Ham United and Liverpool on February 9, 2016
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West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic admits that he expected his side to win in more routine fashion after the Hammers edged past Accrington Stanley in the EFL Cup.

West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic has claimed that his side deserved to beat Accrington Stanley in the EFL Cup, despite having to rely on a 96th-minute winner.

It appeared that the Hammers were going to be taken to extra time by the League Two side before Dimitri Payet curled a free kick into the corner from 25 yards to book a last-16 tie with Chelsea.

The 48-year-old is quoted by BBC Sport as saying: "We expected an easier win, with the greatest respect, and not to have to do it in the last minute.

"We went down to 10 men but we wanted to score before extra time and then, a great moment from a great player. We didn't play good but I thought we deserved to win."

The victory for West Ham ended a run of four successive defeats in all competitions.

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