Southampton’s Armando Broja ensures FA Cup fifth-round win over West Ham

West Ham will have to make do with competing on just the two fronts for the remainder of this season after Southampton advanced to the FA Cup quarter-finals at their expense. A trip to Seville in the Europa League next week and their tilt for a top-four berth in the Premier League will no doubt soften the disappointment of defeat here but there will be a lingering frustration for David Moyes given how his side allowed a game in their grasp to get away.

Romain Perraud rocked West Ham with a phenomenal, rasping strike from outside the box – it was some way to open his account for the club – before the former Southampton loanee Michail Antonio levelled in the second half. But James Ward-Prowse restored the hosts’ advantage with a no-nonsense penalty before the substitute Armando Broja secured passage into the next round, wriggling clear of three defenders before slotting home into the far corner.

Continue reading…West Ham will have to make do with competing on just the two fronts for the remainder of this season after Southampton advanced to the FA Cup quarter-finals at their expense. A trip to Seville in the Europa League next week and their tilt for a top-four berth in the Premier League will no doubt soften the disappointment of defeat here but there will be a lingering frustration for David Moyes given how his side allowed a game in their grasp to get away.Romain Perraud rocked West Ham with a phenomenal, rasping strike from outside the box – it was some way to open his account for the club – before the former Southampton loanee Michail Antonio levelled in the second half. But James Ward-Prowse restored the hosts’ advantage with a no-nonsense penalty before the substitute Armando Broja secured passage into the next round, wriggling clear of three defenders before slotting home into the far corner. Continue reading…[#item_full_content]

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