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West Ham: The Complete Record by Steve Marsh and John Northcutt released 27 August 2015

West Ham 1-2 Aldershot

League Cup round 1   2011-12
Upton Park   19,879
( Championship v. Football League Two )
  SubsGoals  
31Ruud Boffin    
3George McCartney    
18Julien Faubert    
2Winston Reid    
37Callum McNaughton   
4Kevin Nolan    
12Pablo Barrera    
25Junior Stanislas 1  
11John Carew    
30Frederic Piquionne    
19Freddie Sears    
23Herita IlungaSubed #11   
14Matthew TaylorSubed #12   
24Frank NoubleSubed #30   
match review copied from

West Ham 1 Aldershot 2

West Ham's home woes continued as they suffered a humiliating 2-1 defeat to League Two Aldershot in the Carling Cup.

For the third match running at Upton Park, the Hammers let in a late goal and this time Danny Hylton's strike fired Dean Holdsworth's Shots to a famous win.

Hammers boss Sam Allardyce, who says his players are scared of playing at home, made nine changes for the rearranged first-round encounter and all looked well when Junior Stanislas put them ahead in the first half.

The midfielder, making his first start of the season, curled in a superb effort from 25 yards after quarter of an hour.

But another youngster, defender Callum McNaughton, was sent off just after half-time on his debut for scything down Hylton, to set up a familiar nervy finish.

Aldershot turned up in east London not having won a League Cup game since they were reformed in 1992, and without a point or a goal from their last three matches.

So it was perversely inevitable to see them equalise in the 75th minute when stand-in Hammers keeper Ruud Boffin blocked Alex Rodman's shot and the rebound landed kindly for Luke Guttridge to tuck away.

With 10-man West Ham on the ropes, Shots subs Michael Rankine and Jermaine McGlashan put decent chances over the crossbar.

And with two minutes of normal time remaining, a goalmouth scramble saw the ball fall to Hylton 12 yards out and he drove a low, angled shot past Boffin and into the net to send the away fans wild.

Matt Taylor came close to snatching an equaliser in stoppage time but his shot hit the side netting and the Hammers were booed off with their nasty bout of home-sickness showing no sign of clearing up.

Teams

West Ham Boffin, Faubert, McCartney, McNaughton, Reid, Sears, Barrera (Taylor 53), Stanislas, Nolan, Piquionne (Nouble 69), Carew (Ilunga 50).

Subs Not Used: Cowler, Noble, Moncur, Hall.

Sent Off: McNaughton (47).

Goals: Stanislas 16.

Aldershot Young, Herd, Jones, Morris, Straker, Vincenti (McGlashan 65), Collins, Guttridge, Hylton (Pulis 90), Taylor (Rankine 55), Rodman.

Subs Not Used: Worner, Brown, Bubb, Montgomery.

Booked: Herd.

Goals: Guttridge 78, Hylton 89.

Att: 19, 879

Ref: Graham Scott (Oxfordshire).

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