FA Cup: Last-gasp Angelo Ogbonna Winner For West Ham United Knocks Liverpool F.C. Out
West Ham United's win over Liverpool earned them a trip to Blackburn Rovers in the FA Cup fifth round.
Angelo Ogbonna headed home in stoppage time of extra time as West Ham United stunned a youthful Liverpool team 2-1 in Tuesday's FA Cup fourth-round replay at Upton Park. (Aguero Rescues Manchester City Against West Ham United)
Philippe Coutinho's clever free-kick had cancelled out Michail Antonio's volleyed opener for West Ham and the game was seconds from a penalty shootout when Dimitri Payet curled a free-kick into the visitors' box from the right and Ogbonna rose at the back post to head in the winner. (Vardy Wonder-Strike Floors Liverpool F.C.)
"I can explain my feelings, and I can't at the same time," said Bilic.
"It is great, for me a really great game of football. It was a classic FA Cup tie. It will go into the history of West Ham's greatest games.
"The goal came as the cherry on the pie of his (Ogbonna's) game. He was magnificent as a centre-half."
West Ham had never previously beaten Liverpool in the FA Cup, but they have now overcome them three times this season, having beaten them twice in the league prior to the 0-0 draw in their first FA Cup encounter.
Back in the dug-out after having his appendix removed on Saturday, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp watched his young charges push West Ham all the way until falling at the very last hurdle.
"It's hard," Klopp told BT Sport. "We were the better team, created chances and played good football, but we didn't use them.
"It's not easy because we were only here to win. You don't have to show your best - you just have to go to the next round."