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Joe Hart on Hammers defeat

Joe Hart on Hammers defeat

West Ham keeper Joe Hart admitted the Hammers' fringe players failed to impress in their FA Cup defeat to Wigan.

England boss Gareth Southgate was in the crowd at the DW Stadium to run the rule over Manchester City loanee Hart, who was England's first-choice stopper during the World Cup qualifiers but has since lost his West Ham place.

The 30-year-old has not played a Premier League game since November and will be used in no further FA Cup matches by David Moyes after his side lost 2-0 at Wigan to exit the competition.

Hart could do little about either of Will Grigg's goals - the first was a header powered into the top corner from close range and the second was a penalty slotted down the middle - but the keeper conceded there was a sense of personal disappointment with Southgate watching on.

"Everything that could have gone wrong went wrong but I think we've only got ourselves to blame with a number of the incidents that have gone on, so it's very disappointing," Hart told the club's website.

"We conceded early but I don't think that's a good enough excuse. You go 1-0 down, you pick yourself up and get back in the game. It's a cup game and you keep fighting.

"It goes without saying that we didn't take our chances to impress. It's very disappointing on my behalf, because I want to perform and losing 2-0 at Wigan is difficult, so I'm struggling for positives."

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