West Ham was humiliated by a grouping out of the Carabao Cup while League One Oxford United made a great show at Kassam Stadium for the fourth round.
The Hammers came to Oxford on the back of a superb win over Manchester United to the fifth place in the Premier League but their favored opponents, who finished a complete rash, were superbly outplayed by Karl Robinson’s side.
After a record-breaking 6-0 win at Lincoln City during the weekend, Oxford, currently 12th, was highly confident and a well known and highly-merited win.
Both sides were very different and the only surprise was that West Ham actually survived after 55 minutes when Oxford’s central defender Elliott Moore hit Roberto.
Oxford, whose clear opportunities through Cameron Brannagan and Anthony Forde lost in the first half, nearly increased their lead as Roberto saved Jamie Mackie brilliantly.
But West Ham did not escape as replacement Matty Taylor turned 19 minutes to the left at Mark Sykes ‘ cross.
Replacement Tariqe Fosu, a hat-trick-held in the Lincoln City, scored after 84 minutes clearly from the halfway line to extinguish any hope of a comeback in West Ham.