Hammers fall to Shots in Cup

FOOTBALL: West Ham crashed out of the Carling Cup at the first hurdle at the hands of League Two Aldershot as Sam Allardyce saw his side throw away a lead for the second home game in a row. Callum McNaughton put West Ham in front on 16 minutes but Luke Guttridge and a last minute goal from Danny Hylton won the game for Dean Holdsworth’s men. There were no repeats of Tuesday’s Premier League casualties, as Liverpool won 3-1 at Exeter, Everton beat Sheffield United by the same scoreline, Bolton beat League Two Macclesfield 2-1 and Blackburn eased past Sheffield Wednesday 3-1.