Birmingham 3 – Milton Keynes Dons 1
Birmingham took the chance to field new signings Hleb, Zigic, Jean Beausejour, Matt Derbyshire and Michel. They won the game in the first 30mins with goals from Hleb (24), Zigic (26) and Gardner (28). MK Dons got a goal back on the 80th min with Wilbraham scoring.
Brentford 1 – Everton 1 (AET)
(Brentford win 4-3 on penalties)
Everton had a strong team out with Everton taking the chance to give Seamus Coleman and Magaye Gueye. Everton took an early lead with Coleman scoring on the 6th min after Bilyaletdinov laid the ball off to him. Everton seemed to have control on the game but Brentford came back into it with a goal from Alexander on the 41st min. Weston made the run down the right and crossed it in and Alexander powered a header past Everton goalie Jan Mucha. Coleman was in the thick of the action i n this match scoring but also giving away a penalty when he fouled Weston. But Mucha, who was only making his second appearance for Everton saved MacDonald’s spot-kick. Everton brought on reinforcements with Mikael Arteta and Stephen Pienaar but no goals came of it and it went to penalties, but this time it wasnt Mucha that was the hero but Brentford’s goalkeeper Lee who kept his side in the tie throughout the match. He saved Beckford’s penalty and Jagielka hit the post. The Brentford fans rushed the pitch and deservedly so as their team played their hearts out, and out played Everton. Everton’s terrible start to the season worsens and with morale down its going for David Moyes to pick them up again, if i was an Everton fan i would worry what the season hold if they don’t have a positive response in their next match against Fulham.
Burnley 1 – Bolton 0
Bolton would have liked to do better in this competition and definitely would have liked to put in a better performance tonight as Burnley deserved their win. And no doubt their fans will enough the victory over Owen Coyle as old wounds heal slowly in football, especially when the fans feel betrayed. And maybe Coyle shouldn’t have sold Burnley short and field a full strength team as just before half-time Wade Elliott scored the only goal of the game.
Millwall 1 – Ipswich 2
Two first-half goals from Priskin (23) McAuley (45) gave Ipswish the base for their win tonight to progress in the Carling Cup. Millwall got back in the game when Morison scored on the 62nd minute. But it wasnt enough and couldn’t get anything else from the game.
Peterborough 1 – Swansea 3
Loanee Scott Sinclair scored all three goals for Swansea and Mackail-Smith scored for Peterborough. Sinclair has shown his ability over the last few years on loan, but must be hoping to make an impact at Chelsea sooner rather than later. Sinclair opened the scoring before an immediate reply by Peterborough. Sinclair got the second on the 41st and completed his hat trick on the 78th minute.
Portsmouth 1 – Leicester 2
Leicester put themselves into the draw for the 5th round beating Portsmouth 2-1 with and early goal from Morrison on the 3rd min and then before half-time with Dyer on the 43rd. Portsmouth got a consolation goal from Lawrence on the 82nd minute. Neither Leicester or Portsmouth have had a good start and are both down at the bottom of the Championship but Portsmouth are rooted to the bottom with only 2 points and their bad fortune seems to still be with them from last season.
Stoke 2 – Fulham 0
Both sides fielded full strength teams wanting to progress further and tonight Stoke put themselves into the next round with goals from Higginbotham (23) Jones (79). Fulham picked up an injury with new signing Moussa Dembele after he was tackled by Andy Wilkinson, Fulham will hope that there isn’t a length;y lay off with Zamora already out for a large part of the season. Stoke defended well but it seems Fulham may have deserved a little more out of this game than just an injury.
Sunderland 1 – West Ham 2
West Ham fans had something to cheer about this season with a win over Sunderland tonight. West Ham took the lead with new signing Piquionne opening the scoring for West Ham before Gyan was on form to score again for Sunderland before loanee Victor Obinna smashed in the winner for the Hammers. Both teams had chances but West Ham on the night made the most of what they had and gave themselves more chances and more possession throughout the match. A sight West Ham fans will want to see more and more as the season continues and hopefully on a good cup run.
Wolves 4 – Notts County 2 (AET)
Wolves needed Extra-Time to win this game against hard fighting Notts County who had led the game after Lee Hughes scored on the 57th min. And Wolves left it late to get the equalizer when on the 83 min Milijas converted a penalty after Liam Childers pulled back Christophe Berra. With Notts County down to 10 men things didn’t look good for them, and 2 mins into Extra-Time it looked worse as they went 2-1 down with a goal from Fletcher and then on the 105th min Doyle scored. But The Magpies didn’t give up and put themselves back in the tie on the 114 min when Kevin Smith scored. But Doyle bagged his second of the game 5mins after on the 119th minute giving Wolves the win 4-2 (AET)