Embarrassed Allardyce blasts defending

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Sam Allardyce fumed at his defence for putting on a "rubbish" and "comical" performance as West Ham crashed out of the Capital One Cup with a 4-1 thrashing at the hands of Wigan.

The Hammers went in to the match having lost just one of their previous six games, but they were easily torn apart by Wigan in the third round clash at Upton Park.

"There were howling errors from our defenders in all four goals, it was comical," Allardyce said. "I never expected us to defend so poorly. It was really poor defending and all the good work we might have done with the ball meant nothing in the end because out of possession we were just rubbish."

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