There were shocks for both Sheffield clubs. Wednesday's former player Nigel Jemson snatched an 85th-minute winner for Oxford to consign the early Premiership pacesetters to a painful exit. The sides had drawn 1- 1 at Hillsborough in the first leg. And Stockport of the Second Division won 5-2 at Bramall Lane with goals from Jim Gannon, Tom Bennett, Alun Armstrong with two and Brett Angell to complete a 7-3 aggregate win over First Division Sheffield United.
Blackburn were boosted by goals from Kevin Gallacher and Tim Sherwood at Ewood Park to make it 4-1 over two legs in their favour against Brentford.
Mikkel Beck signalled his eventual arrival in the Middlesbrough first team with a 24th-minute goal at Hereford. Phil Stamp and the Brazilian defender Branco made it a 10-0 aggregate win.
Nicky Banger struck for Oldham after 50 minutes of a tightly fought game against Tranmere at Prenton Park to break the deadlock on the night and seal a 3-2 aggregate win.Reuse content