The least said about West Ham United dismal 4-0 defeat at Oxford United in the Carabao Cup the better.

The Hammers side were dumped out of a domestic cup by a League One team for the third successive season.

The defeat was worryingly similar to that suffered at AFC Wimbledon in the FA Cup last season.

West Ham boss Pellegrini appears to have learned little from that experience.

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Pellegrini and West Ham fail to learn their lesson

He made nine changes to a side that has been flying high of late.

While many West Ham fans would argue the team was still strong enough on paper the simple fact is the patchwork side would never have played together before. You can’t just turn on chemistry and team cohesion and balance like a tap.

Throw in the fact West Ham were up against a highly motivated Oxford side and failed to put in the required effort and it always spelled trouble.

Pablo Zabaleta came out and apologise for the performance on the club’s official website in the aftermath.

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Hammers fans furious

Hammers fans took to fans forums and social media to vent their fury over the team selection, performance and result.

So the last thing some wanted to see was former player Marcus Browne appearing to rub salt in the wound.

Academy product Browne was sold to Middlesbrough in the summer but has failed to establish himself at the Riverside so far.

The winger spent last season on loan at West Ham’s Carabao Cup conquerors Oxford where he performed well netting nine goals.

After the game Browne took to Twitter to congratulate Oxford on the victory by replying with a series of clapping hands.

And that did not go down with a number of West Ham supporters who did not hold back with their replies.

Here are a selection of responses – that contain the least swearing – to Browne’s tweet.

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Marcus in the Browne stuff

 
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