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Wally Downes: What I told AFC Wimbledon players at halftime of West Ham shock

AFC Wimbledon boss Wally Downes hailed his players after their FA Cup shock against West Ham.

The Dons stunned West Ham 4-2 on Saturday night.

Downes said: "Of course, you don't expect to be 3-0 up against a Premier League team and at half-time I said you don't get medals at half-time in any game.

"It was important we approached the second half well. We proved that by getting the third goal, it was terrific. I'm really pleased for the boys. They put in a shift.

"The first time they've not performed for me was Tuesday night (in a 3-0 loss to Fleetwood). Having to play this game the fear factor kicked in.

"If they'd played as badly it would have been a cricket score. The attitude was spot-on tonight.

"I was pleased to get the fourth, it gave them a chance to enjoy the last two or three minutes. Everyone could enjoy it."

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