West Ham boss Moyes criticises Masuaku after FA Cup spit

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West Ham manager David Moyes labelled Arthur Masuaku “despicable” after the midfielder was sent off for spitting in a 2-0 FA Cup defeat by Wigan on Saturday.

Premier League West Ham, already 1-0 down to the first of two goals from Will Grigg, were reduced to 10 men four minutes into the second half when midfielder Masuaku saw red for spitting at third-tier Wigan’s Nick Powell.

“It was despicable,” said Moyes. “We like him, he’s a really good boy around the club..If you do that, then you’re going to get the punishment in any walk of life.

“I just asked him, did he spit and he said, ‘Yes’.”

Wigan have slumped down English football’s ladder since winning the FA Cup in 2013, but the League One leaders rekindled memories of that run to Wembley as they reached the last 16.

With West Ham without several injured first-choice players, an upset was always on the…



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