Media Player Ratings Oxford 4-0 West Ham | How did Alban Ajeti and Carlos Sanchez fare?

Days after beating Manchester United 2-0 at home, West Ham were knocked out of the Carabao Cup by third tier Oxford United, who thrashed Manuel Pellegrini’s side 4-0.

The Hammers made nine changes to the side that had beaten United, with Issa Diop and Pablo Fornals the only survivors from that game. The reserves unfortunately didn’t rise to the occasion- Oxford, 12th in League One, made six changes and were comfortable winners, and could’ve won by an even greater margin had luck favoured them in the first half.

Another big scalp for OUFC manager Robinson, who was also in charge of the MK Dons side that famously beat Manchester United 4-0 in this very competition five years ago.

West Ham’s starting lineup against Oxford (League Cup)

WHUFC starting lineup vs Oxford 2019

We’ve compiled player ratings for the game from three different publications. Alban Ajeti was a disappointment, with all three media outlets giving him a 3/10. Carlos Sanchez also had a poor game, with an average rating of 2.67.

Young Nathan Holland, making his first start, did slightly better, with an average player rating of 4/10, the club’s second best outfield player after Jack Wilshere.

Combined Player Ratings for West Ham against Oxford

West Ham ratings vs Oxford United 2019 Carabao Cup

For Oxford, Shandon Baptiste ran the show, with the Grenada midfielder earning 9/10 from both the Mirror and the Daily Mail.

oxford 0-4 west ham player ratings daily mail 2019

The Mirror, whose ratings are seen below, went with the headline “Hammers Oxecuted”

oxford 0-4 west ham player ratings mirror 2019

Oxford’s reward for this stunning win is a fourth round clash at home against Sunderland.

In some way, this defeat, while disappointing, allows Pellegrini’s side to focus on the league and give it their best shot (they’re 5th so far, and have only lost to Man City). The first team is pretty strong, but there is a clear lack of depth in several areas, most notably in central defence and upfront.

Oxford 4-0 West Ham (Moore 55, Taylor 71, Fosu 84, Baptiste 90+2′)

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