FA Cup-Out: Boro 2 West Ham 0

Kalt abgeschossen – Part II
Wie zuletzt gegen Bolton musste West Ham auch im Cup-Replay gegen Middlesbrough zwei schnelle Gegentreffer hinnehmen, die die Partie praktisch schon in der 20. Minute entschieden.
Man fühlt sich an die Anfangszeit des Regiments Zola/Clarke erinnert, als es auch immer wieder Verteidigungsfehler waren, die West Hams Niederlagen besiegelten. Der FA Cup 2009 ist für die Hammers Geschichte.

Match report from BBC:
Middlesbrough produced an inspired attacking display to beat West Ham in their FA Cup fifth-round replay and set up a trip to Everton in the last eight.
The hosts made a fine start and took the lead when Stewart Downing curled a stunning free-kick into the top corner.
West Ham were rugged in possession and Tuncay Sanli volleyed in a second after James Tomkins failed to clear.
David Di Michele wasted an opening for West Ham but Boro could have extended their lead and were worthy winners.
The Hammers have now gone five matches without a win but this defeat enables them to now focus solely on their Premier League campaign.
Manager Gianfranco Zola will be concerned at how easily his team’s defence was penetrated time and again, although as the match wore on they showed impressive glimpses going forward.
Middlesbrough’s victory brings to an end a five-match winless run in all competitions and they are into the quarter-finals for the fourth season running.

Middlesbrough: Jones, Hoyte, Wheater, Huth, Pogatetz, O’Neil, Bates, Arca (Walker 88), Downing, Sanli (Adam Johnson 81), Aliadiere (Emnes 67).
Subs Not Used: Turnbull, Taylor, Alves, McMahon.
Booked: O’Neil.
Goals: Downing 5, Sanli 20.
West Ham: Green, Neill, Tomkins, Upson, Ilunga, Behrami, Parker, Noble (Collison 56), Kovac (Tristan 69), Cole, Sears (Di Michele 57).
Subs Not Used: Lastuvka, Lopez, Nsereko, Spector.
Booked: Behrami.
Att: 15,602
Ref: Steve Bennett (Kent).

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