MK Dons stun Manchester United in Capital One Cup

Fitzgerald Cecilio – 4E Sports Reporter

London, England, United Kingdom (4E Sports) – Will Grigg and Benik Afobe scored two goals apiece as MK Dons sent Manchester United crashing out of the Capital One Cup second round with a 4-0 beating before a crowd of 26,969 at Stadium MK.

A revamped Manchester United side, competing at this stage of the competition for the first time since 1995, was completely outplayed by the League One team throughout.

A costly mistake from Jonny Evans allowed Grigg to open scoring in the first-half from close range in the 25th minute to send the stadium into delirium.

Grigg, a former Brentford striker, tallied his second goal just after the hour mark, pounding the ball past an offguard David de Gea.

Afobe capitalized on a poor United defense as clinically added a third in the 70th minute and capped scoring in the 84th minute.

It was an acrimonious finish for a United side that started well in the early part of the game.

With 50 seconds on the clock, Danny Welbeck raced down the wing and found Hernandez at the back post, but the Mexican slipped just as he was about to pull the trigger.

Minutes later, United had another scoring chance but Nick Powell fired a 25-yard shot just over the bar.

Meanwhile, Sheffield United claimed a Premier League scalp as it prevailed over West Ham United, 5-4, via penalty shootout.

The Upton Park contest had ended 1-1 after 120 minutes, with Diafra Sako edging the hosts in front, only to see Winston Reid put through his own net to restore parity.

In other matches, Bournemouth beat Northampton, 3-0; Fulham downed Brentford, 1-0; Sheffield blanked Burnley, 1-0; Bolton beat Crewe, 3-2; Derby beat Charlton, 1-0; Newcastle beat Gillingham, 1-0; Nott Forest beat Huddersfield, 2-0; Shrewsbury beat Leicester, 1-0; Middlesbrough defeated Preston, 3-1; Southampton beat Millwall, 2-0; Norwich beat Crawley, 3-1;

Cardiff downed Port Vale, 3-2; Reading beat Scunthorpe, 1-0; Swansea beat Rotherham, 1-0; Brighton beat Swindon, 4-2; Crystal Palace beat Walsall, 3-0; Doncaster beat Watford, 2-1; and West Brom and Oxford battled to a 1-1 draw.

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