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We came to West Ham to win - Accrington manager Coleman

Accrington Stanley boss John Coleman has said that his players came to London Stadium with the intention of defeating West Ham United in front of their fans in the third round of the EFL Cup.

The League Two club gave Slaven Bilic's Hammers a run for their money before losing the tie 1-0 to Dimitri Payet's 96th-minute free kick

Coleman said: "We don't want to be congratulated for being plucky losers, we came to win the game.

"We knew West Ham were a bit fragile at the moment. People will say they haven't played well tonight, but that would be disrespectful to us.

"The players worked their socks off and I have to give them credit. But giving a foul away in that position with Payet on the pitch is tantamount to suicide."

Vyom Chaudhary
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