Joel and Lukaku react on social media after Everton defeat to West Ham

Everton were knocked out of the FA Cup by West Ham United on penalties last night.

Joel Robles and Romelu Lukaku both expressed their disappointment at being knocked out of the FA Cup on social media site Instagram last night. 

The Everton duo put in fine displays against West Ham United, but they were unable to stop their team crashing out of the competition. 

In one of the most exciting encounters in recent memory, the Toffees put in a valiant fight, but were knocked out on penalties by the London side. 

Roberto Martinez's men have been criticised for showing a lack of fight on occasion this season, but no such accusations could be made after last night. 

Everton had appeared to be heading towards defeat after Enner Valencia fired West Ham into the lead and Aiden McGeady was sent off, but they turned the game around thanks to some brilliant play.

Kevin Mirallas's free-kick to draw the sides level was nothing short of sensational, before Romelu Lukaku's close-range tap-in gave them a lead to protect in extra-time.

However, they were not able to hold on as Carlton Cole brought the hosts back into the match and ensured the the game went to penalties.

Joel, Everton's goalkeeper, was required to take a decisive kick in the shoot-out and he missed before failing to save from his West Ham counterpart, Adrian, to the disappointment of fans and teammates alike. 

It seemed a fitting end to what had been a game with many twists and turns, but it was also a cruel way for the Merseyside outfit to exit and it clearly had left Joel and Lukaku crestfallen. 


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Everton will be required to pick themselves up quickly, though, as they take on West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League next Monday. 

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