CAPITAL ONE CUP WRAP: Man Utd dumped, West Ham out as Newcastle scrape through

A number of second round Capital One Cup fixtures took place on Tuesday night with some surprising results from around the England.

A number of second round Capital One Cup fixtures took place on Tuesday night with some surprising results from around the England.

In the shock of the night, and potentially the season, League One club MK Dons hammered Manchester United 4-0 at stadium:mk to eliminate the Red Devils in the early stages of the 2014/15 cup.

Braces from Will Grigg (on loan from Brentford) and Benik Afobe (on loan from Arsenal) allowed Karl Robinson’s Dons to unexpectedly progress to the third round of the cup at the expense of Louis van Gaal’s side.

In east London, West Ham United were also eliminated as they fell to Sheffield United on penalties following a 1-1 draw.

The Blades fell behind when new Hammers striker Diafra Sakho scored late in the first half but an own-goal from Winston Reid gave them a reprieve just before the hour-mark prior to Nigel Clough’s men edging Sam Allardyce’s side 5-4 in the shootout.

Bafetimbi Gomis scored his first goal for Swansea City as they beat Rotherham United 1-0, Graziano Pelle opened his Southampton account as the Saints defeated Millwall 2-0 at The Den while a hat-trick from Dwight Gayle saw Crystal Palace triumph 3-0 over Walsall.

Newcastle United could thank a John Egan own-goal for their narrow 1-0 victory at Gillingham as West Bromwich Albion required a 7-6 penalty shootout to get past Oxford United after their 1-1 draw.

Elsewhere, Cardiff City got the better of Port Vale 3-2 thanks to a Federico Macheda double, Middlesbrough beat Preston North End thanks to a Lee Tomlin brace, Nottingham Forest defeated Huddersfield Town 2-0 while Jermaine Beckford scored twice to guide Bolton to a 3-2 extra-time win over Crewe Alexandra.

Other scores included a 2-1 win to Doncaster Rovers at Watford, AFC Bournemouth beating Northampton Town 3-0, Fulham edging Brentford 1-0, Reading getting past Scunthorpe United 1-0, Derby County producing the scoreline to beat Charlton Athletic and also a shock 1-0 triumph to Shrewsbury Town over Leicester City.

To wrap it up, Brighton & Hove Albion produced a thrilling 4-2 extra-time win over Swindon Town, Josh Murphy netted twice as Norwich City defeated Crawley Town 3-1.

Wednesday night’s fixtures are:

Aston Villa v Leyton Orient
Bradford City v Leeds United
Burton Albion v QPR
Stoke City v Portsmouth
Birmingham City v Sunderland

 
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