David Gold reacts to West Ham's FA Cup defeat

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David Gold has expressed his disappointment for the fans following West Ham United's defeat to West Bromwich Albion this weekend.

West Ham United joint-chairman David Gold has taken to Twitter following the HammersFA Cup fifth round defeat to West Bromwich Albion this weekend.

The Hammers were soundly beaten, with the Baggies winning 4-0 courtesy of goals from Brown Ideye (two), James Morrison and Saido Berahino, and Gold was quick to express his feelings, revealing who he felt most sorry for after the capitulation.

“A disappointed performance today,” the West Ham supremo wrote. “I feel sorry for myself but most of all I feel sorry for the thousands of travelling West Ham fans.”

The Hammers faithful faced an early start and a long journey for the lunch-time kick-off and they will have travelled back to London in a sombre mood having seen their side crash out of a competition they could have challenged for given the sides still in contention.

As it is West Ham must now focus on the Premier League, with plenty still to play for but with the disappointment of their heavy defeat likely to remain with them for quite some time to come.

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