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28th Jul, 2016 | 10:54pm

West Ham fans react on Twitter to shock European defeat

By Dominic Toner

West Ham suffered a shock 2-1 defeat to Slovenian outfit NK Domzale on Thursday – and fans expressed their fury on Twitter.

Mark Noble scored a penalty for the visitors to earn a crucial away goal, but they suffered a defeat after two goals from Matic Crnic.

West Ham fielded a strong side for the fixture including the likes of club captain Mark Noble, Andy Carroll and new signing Sofiane Feghouli,yetthey were beaten by the side who finished third in their domestic league last season.

The Hammers were competing in their first competitive game of the season but the supporters expressed their disbelief at the surprise defeat on Twitter.

Star player Dimitri Payet was a notable absence from the starting line-up, but he has only just returned to training following his extended break after starring for France at Euro 2016.

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The Hammers were knocked out of the competition last year after a 4-3 aggregate defeat to Astra Giurgiu, and manager Slaven Bilic has got off to another slow start.

Right-back Michail Antonio received much criticism for his defensive performance in the Domzale defeat from supporters on Twitter.

The return fixture will be on 4 August when the Hammers will be hosting their first competitive fixture at the Olympic Stadium, and they will be hoping to overturn the 2-1 deficit.

In other West Ham team news, Harry Redknapp believes that the club can reach the top four with leader Payet.