Exactly what we didn’t want. Out of the Carling Cup to a team that hadn’t won a single Premier game so far this season.
Good to see that Asamoah Gyan got another goal but this was a hugely disappointing result.
Pete Sixsmith was there and will tell us much more about the match in the next 24 hours or so, but we have blown a great opportunity to make serious progress in a competition clubs like ours can regard as winnable.
The London-based and therefore biased radio commentary I heard talked of West Ham being comfortable on their second half lead, more likely to go 3-1 than we were to equalise.
From afar, it seems an awful, almost embarrassing defeat. But what will Pete make of it?
I do, however, wish my Hammers supporting pal Sam H – the link is to his excellent preview – a safe journey home.