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Football: West Ham won't repeat Olympiakos mistakes, says Allardyce

Published on Mar 21, 2014 12:34 AM

LONDON (REUTERS) - Olympiakos Piraeus were too open in the Champions League defeat by Manchester United and West Ham United will be more cautious when the teams meet at Upton Park on Saturday, said manager Sam Allardyce.

United beat the Greek champions 3-2 on aggregate to reach the Champions League quarter-finals, overturning a 2-0 first-leg deficit with a Robin van Persie hat-trick on Wednesday night.

West Ham boss Allardyce was critical of the tactics employed by Olympiakos coach Michel.

"He was 2-0 up and had he sat back with a defensive blanket of two banks of four then I think United would have found that much more difficult to break down," he told a news conference on Thursday.

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