Reo-Coker 'gutted' in defeat
By Alex Dunn
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
West Ham captain Nigel Reo-Coker was left 'gutted' after West Ham's defeat.
West Ham captain Nigel Reo-Coker was left 'gutted' after West Ham lost on penalties in the FA Cup final.
A fantastic final was decided on penalties following a 3-3 draw after extra-time, with Liverpool eventually coming out on top as Jose Reina pulled off three saves in the shoot-out.
Reo-Coker, in front of England boss Sven Goran Eriksson, was magnificent for West Ham - who had earlier taken a two goal lead.
The all-action midfielder was a contender for the man of the match award, but at the game's conclusion was left to rue what might have been.
''I'm gutted, very disappointed because I thought we deserved to win it,'' he told Sky Sports.
''We worked extremely hard, it was a fantastic effort.
"It was a marvellous cup final, a lot of credit has to go to our fans.
"I hope everyone associated with West Ham is proud. It just wasn't our day today."