25 Aug 2010

Blackpool beaten in League Cup

11:03 am on 25 August 2010

English Premiership football side Blackpool suffered a shock defeat at MK Dons in the League Cup second round while West Ham United and Wigan Athletic recorded morale-boosting victories against lower league opposition.

Hammered 6-nil at Arsenal at the weekend having marked their return to the top flight the week before with a 4-nil win at Wigan, Blackpool lost 4-3 to League One (third division) MK Dons after extra time.

After two Premier League defeats and with matches against Manchester United and Chelsea coming up soon, Avram Grant enjoyed his first victory in charge of West Ham.... without All Whites defender Winston Reid they beat 1-nil win home win over League Two Oxford United.

Wigan, reeling after conceding 10 goals in their opening two Premier League games, overcame Hartlepool United of League One 3-nil.

There were no other top-flight casualties..... All Whites striker Chris Wood coming on to score a late goal for West Bromwich Albion in their 2-nil win over Leyton Orient.