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David Sullivan apologises to West Ham fans for Leicester defeat

West Ham United's Andre Ayew reacts during the Premier League match at London Stadium.
Image: West Ham fell to a 3-2 defeat on Saturday to champions Leicester

West Ham co-chairman David Sullivan has apologised to the club's supporters for Saturday's home defeat to Leicester.

The Hammers director gave manager Slaven Bilic a stark warning last week, insisting they had to stop conceding early goals after a loss at Bournemouth.

But Bilic, who played down Sullivan's remarks in midweek, saw his side concede two goals in the first eight minutes in a 3-2 home defeat to the champions.

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Image: David Sullivan also issued a stark warning to Slaven Bilic last week

And Sullivan said: "I think all we can do after Saturday's defeat is say sorry to the supporters.

"To be 2-0 down after seven minutes of any football match, be it in the Premier League or in your local Sunday League, makes it very difficult to get a positive result.

"In parts of the second half we were very good. But, we need to be good before we are losing.

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"We have to find out why we are conceding so many goals and fix it because it is obviously harder to win games when you concede two or three goals in a game than if you keep a clean sheet.

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"The next few games now become vital for our season. We go to Hull City, then to Arsenal, before we welcome Swansea City to London Stadium."

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