Sport

West Ham's Slaven Bilic charged by FA after hurling microphone in anger

Share

Nacer Chadli opened the scoring in the sixth minute as he breezed past CheikhouKouyate and beat Darren Randolph.

West Brom remain in eighth place in the Premier League table, while West Ham slip back one place into 10th. While it might hold the team back to lose Bilic on the touchline; it was refreshing to see the manager react in a way that supporters can relate to.

West Brom (4-2-3-1): Foster 6; Nyom 6, Dawson 6, McAuley 7, Brunt 7; Fletcher 6, Livermore 6; Phillips 5 (Robson-Kanu 68, 6), Morrison 6 (Yacobb 79), Chadli 8 (Evans 53, 6); Rondon 6.

Snodgrass' left foot once again caused issues for Pulis' men as the first half came to a close, this time Foster was unable to gather his in-swinging corner although the visitors somehow scrambled the ball clear.

"I'm frustrated. It was a great game and we were great in every sense of the word; individually and as a team".

Manuel Lanzini struck in the 86 minute to put the Hammers in the lead. As the ball was swung into the box, WBA's Jonny Evans rose highest at the far post, to head the ball into the net with the aid of a deflection off McAuley.

After the match, Bilic was unrepentant for his actions and was seemingly not anxious about a potential suspension, which may come after the FA's statement on Monday. "It wasn't offside. A couple of penalties, not big ones. but after those decisions you're counting them also". It is hard for referees, I know, but in such an important game, when you are on the wrong side of all the decisions, it makes you very, very angry.

Bilic followed his assistant Nikola Jurcevic in being sent off and later criticised the performance of referee Michael Oliver.

Share