Winston Reid's own goal sends West Ham out

Last updated 10:53 28/08/2014
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KIWI CONNECTION: West Ham defender Winston Reid scored an own goal as his side crashed out of the League Cup to lowly Sheffield United in English football action.

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Winston Reid scored an own goal as West Ham crashed out of the League Cup to lowly Sheffield United in English football action.

While all of the spotlight fell on Manchester United's 4-0 hiding at the hands of third-tier side Milton-Keynes, there were other high-profile casualties in the second round of the knockout competition over the last couple of days.

These included West Ham losing to Sheffield United, another third-tier side, on penalties after the match had been tied up 1-1 at the end of extra time.

Premier League outfit West Ham took the lead in the 40th minute but there was heartache for Reid, the All Whites defender, soon after the break.

An innocuous low cross from the left by Sheffield United hit Reid and the deflection wrong-footed Hammers goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen with the ball rolling into the unguarded net.

Reid was credited with an own-goal and the game meandered through to the drama of a penalty shootout.

Both sides converted their opening four spot-kicks before new $28m signing Enner Valencia, the Equador striker, who had wasted a couple of good chances on his debut, saw his low effort saved by Mark Howard who had an impressive night in goal.  Sheffield captain Michael Doyle then stepped up to seal the win for his side.

Chris Wood, New Zealand's other player in the EPL, had a similarly disappointing night as Leicester City bowed out 1-0 to fourth-tier side Shewbsury Town.

All Whites striker Wood got a start for Leicester but it was the Shrewsbury attack which looked more dangerous throughout the match with Andy Mangan's successful 38th minute free kick proving decisive.

Third division Leyton Orient continued the upsets today, dumping premier league outfit Aston Villa 1-0.

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