Premier League West Ham were knocked out of the Capital One Cup at home as League One Sheffield United won on penalties to reach the third round.

The Hammers took the lead in the first half when Diafra Sakho headed in.

Sheffield United levelled when Winston Reid diverted a cross into his own net.

Neither side could find a winner in extra time and the game went to penalties, where Enner Valencia's spot-kick was saved and Michael Doyle converted to send the Blades through.

This was the first meeting of the two sides since Sheffield United were relegated from the Premier League in 2007, largely thanks to Carlos Tevez's goals keeping West Ham up instead.

However, it was later discovered Tevez's signing by the Hammers broke the rules on third-party ownership.

The Premier League fined West Ham £5.5m and, after the Sheffield club unsuccessfully appealed to be reinstated to the league with West Ham relegated, a two-year legal wrangle ended with an out-of-court settlement reported to be in excess of £20m paid as compensation to the Blades.

Sheffield United

Sheffield United goalkeeper Mark Howard kept out Enner Valencia's spot-kick

For much of the first half the two sets of fans occupied themselves with baiting each other over that issue, with chances on the pitch few and far between.

Ecuador striker Valencia, making his first start for West Ham since joining from Mexican club Pachuca in a £12m deal, was particularly guilty of missing a number of opportunities.

He has been building up his fitness since his participation in this summer's World Cup and still lacks sharpness, spurning a great chance to open his account when he was put through by Mohamed Diame, only to shoot straight at United goalkeeper Mark Howard.

It was left to another new arrival at West Ham to open the scoring when Sakho flicked home a long ball into the box.

But the Blades were level in fortuitous circumstances midway through the second half when a cross eluded striker Marc McNulty and instead hit Reid to deflect into the net with goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen wrong-footed.

Stewart Downing went close with a fierce strike for West Ham but chances dried up as the game drifted towards extra time and eventually penalties.

Both sides successfully scored their first four spot kicks but Valencia's effort was denied by Howard, allowing Blades skipper Doyle to step up and seal the win.

Sheffield United travel to Leyton Orient in the third round.

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce:

"We have lost on penalties at the end of the day.

"The fans know we should've won the game. We haven't been outplayed by Sheffield United, they made life difficult for us by playing that defensive unit. That is well within their rights when they come here.

"We opened them up time and time again with patient, good quality football, but at the end of the day the end product deserted us - in the main due to their goalkeeper."

Sheffield United manager Nigel Clough:

"Keeper Mark Howard has been in great form so far this season.

"We have made him number one and we are delighted - he is from down here and had family and friends here.

"It is the first time this season we have looked like a team. We are not close to where we want to be but this is positive."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

West Ham United

  • 22 Jääskeläinen
  • 20 Demel
  • 02 Reid
  • 32 Burke
  • 33 Potts
  • 14 Morrison Booked (Noble - 98' )
  • 21 Diamé
  • 23 Poyet
  • 12 Vaz Te (Zárate - 79' )
  • 31 E Valencia
  • 15 Sakho (Downing - 63' )

Substitutes

  • 10 Zárate
  • 11 Downing
  • 16 Noble
  • 34 Spiegel
  • 35 Oxford
  • 36 Lee
  • 37 Page

Sheffield United

  • 01 Howard
  • 02 Alcock
  • 15 Collins
  • 17 McGahey
  • 03 Harris (McEveley - 73' )
  • 06 Basham
  • 08 Doyle Booked
  • 16 Davies
  • 11 Baxter (Wallace - 100' )
  • 07 Flynn (Campbell-Ryce - 84' )
  • 12 McNulty

Substitutes

  • 04 Wallace
  • 09 Murphy
  • 19 McEveley
  • 20 Campbell-Ryce
  • 21 Higdon
  • 22 Reed
  • 24 Turner
Ref: James Linington
Att: 28,930

Match Stats

Shots

23 13

On target

10 2

Corners

10 8

Fouls

18 12

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, West Ham United 1(4), Sheffield United 1(5).

120:00 +5:35

Penalty Shootout ends, West Ham United 1(4), Sheffield United 1(5).

120:00 +5:21 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! West Ham United 1(4), Sheffield United 1(5). Michael Doyle (Sheffield United) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom left corner.

120:00 +4:52

Penalty saved! Enner Valencia (West Ham United) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.

120:00 +4:19 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! West Ham United 1(4), Sheffield United 1(4). Jay McEveley (Sheffield United) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the top left corner.

120:00 +3:53 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! West Ham United 1(4), Sheffield United 1(3). Diego Poyet (West Ham United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

120:00 +3:25 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! West Ham United 1(3), Sheffield United 1(3). Marc McNulty (Sheffield United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

120:00 +3:00 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! West Ham United 1(3), Sheffield United 1(2). Mauro Zárate (West Ham United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the high centre of the goal.

120:00 +2:33 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! West Ham United 1(2), Sheffield United 1(2). Neill Collins (Sheffield United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

120:00 +1:59 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! West Ham United 1(2), Sheffield United 1(1). Stewart Downing (West Ham United) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom left corner.

120:00 +1:35 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! West Ham United 1(1), Sheffield United 1(1). Ben Davies (Sheffield United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

120:00 +1:00 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! West Ham United 1(1), Sheffield United 1. Mark Noble (West Ham United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

120:00 Penalty shootout

Penalty Shootout begins West Ham United 1, Sheffield United 1.

120:00 +0:11

Second Half Extra Time ends, West Ham United 1, Sheffield United 1.

119:44

Foul by Diego Poyet (West Ham United).

119:44

Chris Basham (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

119:20

Reece Burke (West Ham United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

119:20

Foul by Ben Davies (Sheffield United).

118:02

Attempt saved. Enner Valencia (West Ham United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

117:27

Enner Valencia (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

117:27

Foul by Chris Basham (Sheffield United).

114:55

Attempt missed. Stewart Downing (West Ham United) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

113:55

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Jay McEveley.

111:48

Attempt missed. Neill Collins (Sheffield United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right following a corner.

111:30

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Mohamed Diamé.

109:11

Attempt blocked. Stewart Downing (West Ham United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

108:39

Attempt blocked. Mark Noble (West Ham United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

108:39

Attempt blocked. Mauro Zárate (West Ham United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

106:53

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Mark Howard.

106:16

Mohamed Diamé (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

106:16

Foul by Craig Alcock (Sheffield United).

105:00

Second Half Extra Time begins West Ham United 1, Sheffield United 1.

106:13

First Half Extra Time ends, West Ham United 1, Sheffield United 1.

105:10

Attempt saved. Diego Poyet (West Ham United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

104:14

Attempt missed. Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

102:39

Attempt saved. Craig Alcock (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

101:50

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Winston Reid.

101:50

Attempt blocked. Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

100:26

Attempt missed. Stewart Downing (West Ham United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

99:37 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Sheffield United. James Wallace replaces Jose Baxter.

98:07

Attempt blocked. Enner Valencia (West Ham United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

98:07

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Ben Davies.

97:23 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, West Ham United. Mark Noble replaces Ravel Morrison.

95:58

Attempt blocked. Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

93:48

Foul by Mauro Zárate (West Ham United).

93:48

Michael Doyle (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

92:13

Foul by Diego Poyet (West Ham United).

92:13

Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:59

Foul by Mauro Zárate (West Ham United).

90:59

Michael Doyle (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00

First Half Extra Time begins West Ham United 1, Sheffield United 1.

90:00 +4:23 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, West Ham United 1, Sheffield United 1.

90:00 +1:42

Foul by Winston Reid (West Ham United).

90:00 +1:42

Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

90:00 +0:57 Booking

Booking Michael Doyle (Sheffield United) is shown the yellow card.

90:00 +0:51

Ricardo Vaz Te (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +0:51

Foul by Michael Doyle (Sheffield United).

90:00 +0:31

Attempt blocked. Ben Davies (Sheffield United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

90:00 +0:18

Attempt blocked. Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

89:21

Foul by Mohamed Diamé (West Ham United).

89:21

Jay McEveley (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

88:14

Diego Poyet (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

88:14

Foul by Chris Basham (Sheffield United).

87:32

Foul by Winston Reid (West Ham United).

87:32

Marc McNulty (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

87:17

Attempt blocked. Enner Valencia (West Ham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

84:34

Attempt saved. Mauro Zárate (West Ham United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

83:52 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Sheffield United. Jamal Campbell-Ryce replaces Ryan Flynn.

81:59

Attempt saved. Stewart Downing (West Ham United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

81:59

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Mark Howard.

78:55 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, West Ham United. Mauro Zárate replaces Ricardo Vaz Te.

78:44

Attempt missed. Craig Alcock (Sheffield United) header from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.

78:22

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Daniel Potts.

77:21

Foul by Diego Poyet (West Ham United).

77:21

Ryan Flynn (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

74:25

Foul by Ricardo Vaz Te (West Ham United).

74:25

Craig Alcock (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

72:48 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Sheffield United. Jay McEveley replaces Robert Harris because of an injury.

70:39

Attempt missed. Chris Basham (Sheffield United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

67:40

Attempt missed. Ricardo Vaz Te (West Ham United) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right following a corner.

66:56

Attempt blocked. Enner Valencia (West Ham United) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

66:56

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Craig Alcock.

65:28

Attempt saved. Reece Burke (West Ham United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

64:50

Attempt blocked. Ricardo Vaz Te (West Ham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

64:50

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Craig Alcock.

63:38

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Robert Harris.

62:29 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, West Ham United. Stewart Downing replaces Diafra Sakho.

60:32

Foul by Ricardo Vaz Te (West Ham United).

60:32

Craig Alcock (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

60:02

Attempt missed. Chris Basham (Sheffield United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

57:03 Goal scored

Goal! Own Goal by Winston Reid, West Ham United. West Ham United 1, Sheffield United 1.

55:42

Foul by Mohamed Diamé (West Ham United).

55:42

Ryan Flynn (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

49:26

Hand ball by Enner Valencia (West Ham United).

49:04

Attempt saved. Marc McNulty (Sheffield United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

47:58

Diafra Sakho (West Ham United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

47:58

Foul by Robert Harris (Sheffield United).

45:33

Ricardo Vaz Te (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45:33

Foul by Chris Basham (Sheffield United).

45:00

Second Half begins West Ham United 1, Sheffield United 0.

45:00 +1:22 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, West Ham United 1, Sheffield United 0.

45:00 +1:12

Foul by Enner Valencia (West Ham United).

45:00 +1:12

Chris Basham (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45:00 +0:05

Ricardo Vaz Te (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00 +0:05

Foul by Craig Alcock (Sheffield United).

44:46

Foul by Ricardo Vaz Te (West Ham United).

44:46

Craig Alcock (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

39:33 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! West Ham United 1, Sheffield United 0. Diafra Sakho (West Ham United) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Reece Burke.

37:49

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Ricardo Vaz Te.

36:28

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Reece Burke.

35:52 Booking

Booking Ravel Morrison (West Ham United) is shown the yellow card.

35:44

Ravel Morrison (West Ham United) has gone down, but that's a dive.

35:13

Attempt saved. Reece Burke (West Ham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

35:13

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Mark Howard.

34:43

Attempt saved. Ravel Morrison (West Ham United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

34:43

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Mark Howard.

33:51

Ricardo Vaz Te (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

33:51

Foul by Neill Collins (Sheffield United).

30:12

Hand ball by Enner Valencia (West Ham United).

29:15

Attempt saved. Enner Valencia (West Ham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

27:15

Ricardo Vaz Te (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

27:15

Foul by Ben Davies (Sheffield United).

26:28

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Winston Reid.

25:13

Attempt missed. Diego Poyet (West Ham United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

23:54

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Guy Demel.

21:08

Attempt saved. Enner Valencia (West Ham United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

20:19

Attempt missed. Craig Alcock (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left following a corner.

19:17

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Winston Reid.

16:22

Attempt missed. Ravel Morrison (West Ham United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

15:43

Daniel Potts (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

15:43

Foul by Jose Baxter (Sheffield United).

15:19

Attempt missed. Mohamed Diamé (West Ham United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

11:52

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Neill Collins.

10:59

Attempt missed. Ben Davies (Sheffield United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

10:28

Foul by Diego Poyet (West Ham United).

10:28

Jose Baxter (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

9:19

Ricardo Vaz Te (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

9:19

Foul by Marc McNulty (Sheffield United).

2:10

Foul by Mohamed Diamé (West Ham United).

2:10

Ben Davies (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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