West Ham United fans have been venting their spleens en masse this evening after a wide open FA Cup draw that WOULD have seen them face arch rivals Millwall.
West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini told the press he is ‘ashamed’ of his side after their dismal 4-2 defeat to League One basement boys AFC Wimbledon in the FA Cup fourth round on Saturday (Sky Sports).
It was one of the worst performances and results in West Ham’s modern history.
Hammers would have been third favourites for wide open FA Cup
And it denied the Hammers a place in the fifth round draw of what is one of the most wide-open FA Cup competitions for decades.
Chelsea and Manchester United face off meaning only one will advance to the last eight where they will probably be joined by favourites Manchester City.
Beyond that West Ham would have been third favourites had they qualified.
And in the last 16 they would have faced none other than bitter rivals Millwall, who were drawn to face AFC Wimbledon.
It would have been Millwall
The balls for the draw are numbered by tie. That means West Ham would have welcomed Millwall to the London Stadium for the first time.
While the Met Police will be breathing a sigh of relief, Hammers fans are not.
Supporters flooded fans’ forums and social media savaging the club for not being in the last 16.
Here are some of the comments from Twitter. See the full draw at the bottom of this article.
‘If only West Ham took it more seriously’
Son’s still crying from Saturday
— joel cheshire (@joelcheshire41) January 28, 2019
Blimey if West Ham had beaten Wimbledon on Saturday it would have been West Ham vs Millwall in the next round. Bet the old bill are relieved
— Ash (@WatfordAsh) January 28, 2019
— Carys (@supadventureuk) January 28, 2019
Imagine if West Ham won OH MY GOD 😟😳
— Elliot Bennett (@elliot_bennett7) January 28, 2019
— Ross O Brien (@Rossbossobrien) January 28, 2019
⚽️Only 4 Premier League teams guaranteed to be in the 5th round.
⚽️2 more Premier League teams could join in if they win their respective replays.
⚽️1 all Premier League tie
⚽️Only 2 top 6 teams will be involved in the 6th round.
If only West Ham took it more seriously!🤷🏼♀️ pic.twitter.com/DGNwqPnFWu
— Forever Boleyn (@ForeverBoleyn) January 28, 2019
‘Sick right now’
— Jason (@Fleason77) January 28, 2019
Concentrate on the league 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
— Misswhu⚒ (@westhamangel1) January 28, 2019
This gif would of been one of the most popular if West Ham didn’t bottled it pic.twitter.com/0oPjLdtvao
— Jack Cooper (@jackcwhu99) January 28, 2019
Would’ve been West Ham vs Millwall if Wimbledon didn’t batter West Ham. Livid
— Charlie Cox (@charlie_cox6) January 28, 2019
West Ham fans will be fuming!
— Joe Atkin (@JoeAFC_) January 28, 2019
Should’ve put everything into the FA Cup. Still got the hump about Wimbledon.
— Sam Roach (@Sam_W_Roach) January 28, 2019
Full FA Cup last 16 draw:
Bristol City v Shrewsbury/Wolves
AFC Wimbledon v Millwall
Doncaster v Crystal Palace
Middlesbrough/Newport v Manchester City
Chelsea v Manchester United
Swansea v Barnet/Brentford
Portsmouth/QPR v Watford
Brighton/West Brom v Derby
The fifth-round ties will take place between February 15-18.