West Ham's Darren Randolph on Payet's free-kick and Martial's equaliser

The Hammers goalkeeper fancies the side's chances in the replay, but perhaps feels they should be through already.

West Ham United goalkeeper Darren Randolph has said he thought there was a foul before the equalising goal that halted West Ham's progression to the semi-final of the FA Cup after a 1-1 draw with Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Dimitri Payet gave the Hammers the lead with a stunning free-kick midway through the second half, while the home side levelled as the game was approaching its closing stages through Anthony Martial

Replays have suggested that Bastian Schweinsteiger blocked the goalkeeper, therefore preventing him from keeping out Martial's effort, which proved crucial.

However, the main talking point from the game was the stunning strike from Payet. Randolph is quoted on the official West Ham United website, saying: “When you see a free-kick like that go in you start to think it is going to be your day but it was not meant to be and we settle for a replay.

“Dimi actually said after the game that he thought the free-kick was going wide but it caught the inside of the post and went in. It was a great free-kick."

Footage seems to suggest that the 28-year-old was prepared to celebrate as soon he lifted the free-kick over the wall. It cannoned off the inside of the post and managed to beat David De Gea to give Slaven Bilic's side the lead, minutes after a penalty appeal for the Visitors was waved away. 

Despite saying that the home side's equaliser should've been chalked off, Randolph put it down as 'one of those things' and seems to be relishing the replay at the Boleyn Ground.

He added: “It is going to be a special night and we fancy our chances against anybody. We are all looking forward to it.

“We are still only ninety minutes from playing at Wembley and it is the last ever cup match at the Boleyn Ground so it is going to be another special occasion."

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