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Friday 30 September 2016

Bilic proud of his Hammers

Slaven Bilic
Slaven Bilic

Slaven Bilic insists the attack on the Manchester United coach did not overshadow West Ham's epic Upton Park finale.

Bottles were hurled at the visiting team bus by Hammers fans in ugly scenes outside the ground prior to Tuesday night's clash.

West Ham went on to win a dramatic game 3-2 before the club paid an emotional farewell to their home of 112 years.

And Hammers boss Bilic is adamant the crowd trouble did not take the shine off a memorable night.

"The best thing from that night was the 90 minutes of the game," he said ahead of tomorrow's trip to Stoke.

"It was exceptional. First of all it was a great game of football. We were 1-0 up, 2-1 down, 3-2 up in the last game at the Boleyn Ground, against the biggest club in country. Nothing can overshadow that.

"Of course we are not proud of it but we are not about to be blamed for it. What could we do as a club? We apologised, the board and the chairman (David Sullivan) apologised and basically that's all we can do."

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