- West Ham crashed out of the FA Cup, losing 2-0 at League One side Wigan
- A bad afternoon was compounded by Arthur Masuaku’s red card for spitting
- Masuaku spat in the direction of Nick Powell following touchline altercation
- Hammers manager David Moyes described his actions as ‘despicable’
- Masuaku looks likely to receive a lengthy suspension for the spitting incident
West Ham United manager David Moyes described Arthur Masuaku’s actions as ‘despicable’ after the defender was shown a straight red card for spitting at Wigan Athletic midfielder Nick Powell in their FA Cup defeat on Saturday.
Wigan pulled off the big shock of the fourth round as the team from the third-tier of English football knocked out the Premier League side with striker Will Grigg’s double sealing a famous 2-0 victory.
West Ham were reduced to 10 men after Masuaku was sent off soon after the break for spitting.
Arthur Masuaku capped off an extremely disappointing day for West Ham with his red card for spitting in the direction of Nick Powell
Masuaku was caught spitting at opposition midfielder Nick Powell, which saw him sent off
West Ham manager David Moyes watches on in despair as his team crashed out the Cup
He now faces a lengthy suspension, which will come at a bad time for West Ham given their pile-up of injury problems.
‘It was despicable,’ Moyes said after the game. ‘I’ve not seen it from him. We like him, he’s a really good boy around the club… it is out of character.’
‘He will deserve everything he gets and he’ll get something he deserves from us. It’s unacceptable.’
The Hammers midfielder was dismissed in the second half to leave his team-mates lumbering towards an FA Cup exit
Masuaku leaves the field after being dismissed by referee Chris Kavanagh after just three minutes of the second half
Leeds United forward Samu Saiz accepted a six-game ban for spitting in their FA Cup third round defeat at Newport earlier this month.
The Hammers were eliminated after Will Grigg scored twice at the DW Stadium.
West Ham, who are 11th in the league, take on 13th-placed Crystal Palace on Tuesday.