Pellegrini's West Ham could not face modest Wimbledon, the League One, equivalent to the third division, and was eliminated from the FA Cup. An episode that reminds us of the experience experienced by the Chilean coach with Real Madrid, when he was removed from the Copa del Rey for Alcorcón, who made it in fact before the eyes of Florentino Pérez.
The first moments of the game were for the national team's cast. the Hammers they did not have problems to take control of the possession, as much in own land as in the opposite. The long blows from the middle of the field pointed to the pivot of Andy Carroll and Javier Hernández's watchful eye to keep the balls cushioned by the English striker.
With the passage of the minutes, the Wimbledon was accommodated and stood in the field of play as a top-level European team. Dylan Connolly commanded the attacks, both in the center and in the right sector. If we did not have it, the balls were received by Scott Wagstaff and Mitchell Pinnock, who set their view on the arch defended by Adrián Sant Miquel.
Each ball that complicated in defense to the locals, resulted in efficient counterattacks and quick transitions in attack. So much so, at 33 ", the strangers could not refuse a ball at the pressure of homemakers. Kwesi Appiah received a pass at the edge of the area, he adjusted and finished the arch. A small turnaround made the wake of Adrián's wake, which generated the opening of the marker at Kingsmeadow Stadium.
Four minutes from the end of the first half, the Wombles they retrieved a ball in the middle of the field and, as the team of the Engineer had advanced the lines to look for the tie, Wagstaff ran solo from the middle of the track and defined the cross to score 2-0. Recently the complement started, Wagstaff connected a centered one from the left and increased the numbers for the premises. Pellegrini took his head to the total madness installed in the stands of the last team in the third English division.
At 57 ', the recently entered Lucas Pérez took advantage of a rebound in the big area and gave him a quota of enthusiasm for Pellegrini's cast, after marking the 1 -3. West Ham began to lean the field in his favor. At 71 ', Felipe Anderson took the ball to take a free shot at a distance he promised. After finishing off, the round went to the barrier and entered the goal of Aaron Ramsdale. The result was 2-3 and those led by the Chilean were close to equality.
Two minutes later, Wimbledon set a dream play to end the aspirations of visitors in the oldest England tournament. Wagstaff, the party figure, handed out a ball on the floor to Anthony Wordsworth, who raised a precise center towards the head of Tobby Sibbick. The defender scored the final 4-2 and closed the scoreboard in favor of homemakers. Per Pellegrini, 1 paper.