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West Brom boss Bilic on West Ham Cup shock: This was personal

West Brom boss Slaven Bilic was proud of his players after their 1-0 FA Cup win at West Ham.

Conor Townsend's rasping early strike proved enough to send the Baggies through to the fifth round, although the Championship leaders had enough chances to win by a much bigger margin.

The Croat, facing the Hammers for the first time since they sacked him 2017, told Match of the Day afterwards: "Every time you come back to a place you have so many good emotions about, of course you want to do well.

"So it is great for us, for me personally and for Dicksy [West Ham cult hero Julian Dicks, his assistant].

"Did it feel a bit sweeter to win here? Yes, a bit to be fair, but it is not that I am sour or that I had a point to prove here. I just wanted to win.

"We big-time deserved it. It was a great performance by us - a complete one."

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