Declan Rice and manager David Moyes have absolutely raved about ‘best ever’ West Ham fans after the crazy turnout for the FA Cup win over Derby.

West Ham did a professional job on League One Derby to seal a 2-0 win and set up yet another cup clash with Man United – who else.

Pablo Fornals was named man of the match by ITV while Jarrod Bowen shone with a goal and assist.

Tomas Soucek, Flynn Downes and Nayef Aguerd also impressed for West Ham.

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But there was no doubting the best thing about West Ham at Pride Park – the supporters.

Over 5,000 West Ham fans made the trip to Derby for a Monday night game – which was being shown on terrestrial television.

And my goodness they made themselves heard. The TV cameras and Derby fans turned up hoping for – and expecting – an upset.

But Hammers fans completely took over from the first minute, making it like a home match as they sang and chanted relentlessly.

The away support did the club proud once again, going through the full repertoire of terrace favourite songs as Derby’s fans simply could not compete.

And it certainly did not go unnoticed with the team.

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‘Best ever’ Declan Rice and David Moyes absolutely rave about West Ham fans after crazy turnout for FA Cup win

Rice and Moyes have absolutely raved about West Ham fans after the crazy turnout for the FA Cup win.

“Next round here we come,” Rice, who was rested but on the bench, said on Twitter after the game.

“Away support tonight was incredible.”

Moyes went one further, saying the away support at Derby was the best he has ever seen it.

“I’ve got to say I thought that was the best the away support has been,” Moyes told the club’s official website.

“I thought it was brilliant away support tonight.

“Thanks to all the ones who travelled up. It makes a big difference, it really does, and we’re going to need them in the games to come.”

Take a bow West Ham fans who made the trip last night.


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