West Ham owner: We can beat Man United and Man City to European spot

7 Mar

Gold added: “This is a perfect storm, with players that we have brought in hitting the ground running, and everyone else doing their bit.


“Amazingly, and this is very rare, our new players have all exceeded our expectations. It’s not one thing, it’s all of it, and that obviously includes the manager and the fans as well.”

West Ham now face Manchester United in an FA Cup quarter-final while Everton host Chelsea.

It is now 29 points lost at home for the Toffees and boss Roberto Martinez needs a win against reigning Premier League champions to ensure the grumbles from the home support don’t grow louder.

The Spaniard said: “We are in the Premier League, it is the most ruthless league in world football and we all know that.

“Fortunately I have got seven years of experience in this league and I know what it takes.”

EVERTON (3-4-2-1): Robles 6; Stones 6 (Besic 46, 6), Jagielka 7, Funes Mori 5; Coleman 7, MCCARTHY 8, Barkley 7, Oviedo 7; Lennon 7 (Niasse 75), Mirallas 4; Lukaku 6 (Barry 89). Subs: Howard, Baines, Deulofeu, Osman.
UP NEXT: Chelsea (h), FA Cup, Saturday

WEST HAM (3-4-2-1): Adrian 6; Kouyate 7, Oxford 4 (Carroll 46, 5), Ogbonna 6; Antonio 7, NOBLE 8, Obiang 6 (Song 60, 5), Cresswell 7; Payet 8, Lanzini 7; Emenike 5 (Sakho 60, 7). Subs: Randolph, Henry, Hendrie, Dobson.
UP NEXT: Manchester United (a), FA Cup, Sunday

REFEREE: Anthony Taylor 6.
STAR MAN: Mark Noble – Ignited the comeback.
STAR SHOCKER: Kevin Mirallas – Foolish sending off.
MATCH RATING: 4

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