Pellegrini ashamed of West Ham defeat in FA Cup to AFC Wimbledon

West Ham boss Manual Pellegrini has said he felt “ashamed” of his players during the Hammers shock 4-2 defeat by AFC Wimbledon in the fourth round of the FA Cup on Saturday.

The bottom side in League 1 club scored through with Scott Wagstaff scoring twice after Kwesi Appiah’s opener before sent on substitutes Lucas Perez and Felipe Anderson after the break, with both players scoring to make it 3-2.

However, Toby Sibbick settled the match just moments after coming on by heading at the bac post in the goal that ended the Hammers fightback two minutes from time.

“Was I angry at half-time? Yes of course. I was ashamed of them,” said Pellegrini.

“I didn’t expect it, the attitude, playing against a team that sits two divisions below us, but in football, you can lose in two or three balls.

“They started the way we needed to start and when you have such high pace with the quality of the players and we didn’t have the same level,” the Chilean added.

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