May winner piles pressure on Megson

Colchester United 2 - West Bromwich Albion 1 (AET)
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Ben May was the hero at Layer Road last night, his goal two minutes from the end of extra time giving League One side Colchester United a 2-1 win over West Bromwich Albion, and the probable shock of the Carling Cup second round.

Ben May was the hero at Layer Road last night, his goal two minutes from the end of extra time giving League One side Colchester United a 2-1 win over West Bromwich Albion, and the probable shock of the Carling Cup second round.

The Colchester manager, Phil Parkinson, hailed his side's performance: "To beat a Premiership side in front of a full house was tremendous.

"I'm very pleased because we were outstanding tonight. I thought we carved out a lot of good chances and openings."

Geoff Horsfield had pulled the Baggies back into the game after Craig Fagan's early strike.

West Brom's manager Gary Megson said: "We didn't perform in the first half or take our chances, and fell to a sucker punch in the dying minutes.

"As a manager you are always under pressure, but it is up to me to pick the best team for the occasion and hope they turn in a good performance."

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