West Ham - What the Papers Say
In The Daily Express Ian Dowie wishes West Ham luck in the cup, "I am a West Ham fan, so now I hope they go on and win it," said Dowie, "But for a blink of an eye it might have been us."
The Daily Mail think West Ham progressed only "with a large slice of good fortune."
The Telegraph were impressed by Coventry's Michael Mifsud, who they thought was "elusive and mischievous up front."
The Guardian say that Coventry were 'magnificent' and that "it was difficult to distinguish which club belonged in the Premier League."
The Independent report that Curbishley thought this West Ham's "poorest display of the season but fortune favoured them."
The Times say Coventry "lacked precision in the final third." They also say a happy end to the evening was soured for West Ham with Anton Ferdinand and Hayden Mullins suffering "hamstring and knee injuries respectively to lengthen West Ham’s already considerable casualty list."