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Alllardyce "livid" after West Ham defeat

West Ham United No2 Neil McDonald admits manager Sam Allardyce was "livid" after defeat at Crystal Palace.

The Hammers were trailing to Marouane Chamakh's first-half goal when Stewart Downing thumped in what appeared a perfectly good equaliser.

But the goal was chalked off for an apparent foul in the area, where James Tomkins and Joey O'Brien had challenged for the ball before it fell to Downing.

Allardyce's assistant manager Neil McDonald said: "Sam is still a bit livid after the performance, not just of our players, but the officials.

"We feel a bit hard done by with the goal that we scored that was given as a foul. That stopped us getting on the front foot and getting back into the game.

"We saw the replays and couldn't work out where the foul was. Decisions like that cost people points, we were on the front foot, we were attacking, we created a good chance and it's been chalked off.

"It's hard to take really. We felt it must have been for offside, but apparently not."

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