West Ham United have been thumped in a shock loss, while Manchester United’s needed penalties to progress to the fourth round of English football’s League Cup.

The fifth-placed side in the early stages of the new Premier League season, The Hammers have suffered a 4-0 away defeat to Oxford United, who are currently mid-table in League One, the third-tier of club football in England.

Meanwhile Manchester United has also had trouble with a League One opponent, needing penalties to get past Rochdale at Old Trafford.

United prevailed 5-3 in the shootout after the match had finished level at 1-1.

Matching the feats of Oxford, two other League One clubs ousted Premier League opposition.

Burton Albion beat Bournemouth 2-0, with Sunderland 1-0 winners over Sheffield United.

Wolverhampton Wanderers needed penalties to break a 1-1 deadlock with Championship strugglers Reading, while Premier League leaders Liverpool have won 2-0 at MK Dons, Chelsea’s thumped Grimsby Town 7-1 and Aston Villa’s won 3-1 at Brighton.

RNZ

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