There was to be no repeat of Oldham Athletic’s memorable cup exploits of recent and not-so-recent times at the Brentford Community Stadium.
On a night when Manchester City handed debuts to six academy graduates, they hit Wycombe Wanderers for six to breeze into the last 16 of the Carabao Cup.
Manchester City roared back with a deluge of goals to beat Wycombe Wanderers in the Carabao Cup after they scored a shock opening goal.
David De Gea was the hero after he saved an injury time penalty from Mark Noble as West Ham failed in a last ditch effort to snatch a point from their game against Manchester United.
The most vociferous protests yet against Abdallah Lemsagam’s rule as Oldham Athletic owner preceded the Sky Bet League Two home match against Hartlepool United.