Football / Coca-Cola Cup Round-Up: Leicester fall to Brady's bunch

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LIAM BRADY's resurgent Brighton side proved too good for Premiership opposition last night, with Leicester City following Leeds United and falling to lowly opposition in the Coca-Cola Cup, writes Rupert Metcalf.

After a 1-0 win in the first leg at Filbert Street, the Second Division side completed the job at the Goldstone Ground with a 2-0 victory to complete an emphatic aggregate second-round success. The only sour note for the Sussex men came three minutes from time when the former Liverpool midfield battler, Jimmy Case, was sent off.

Case, now 40, was cautioned for kicking the ball away and later shown the red card for his second bookable offence: delaying a corner. 'Jimmy is the oldest outfield player playing League football in England and he didn't deserve that sort of embarrassment,' an angry Brady, the Brighton manager, said.

The Seagulls' Stuart Munday beat Kevin Poole from 35 yards after 16 minutes and, just before Case's exit, Kurt Nogan converted a pass from Junior McDougald for his 12th goal of the season. 'It is the worst result in all the time I have been here,' the Leicester manager, Brian Little, said.

Along the south coast, Matt Le Tissier continued his one- man demolition job on Huddersfield. After hitting the only goal of the first leg, he scored all four last night at The Dell as Southampton secured a 5-0 aggregate victory.

Le Tissier netted a first- half penalty after he had been felled by Darren Bullock. In the second half he beat two defenders before stroking home his second, then Ronnie Ekelund hit a post and Le Tissier converted the rebound from the edge of the area, then he added his fourth when Ekelund picked him out unmarked in the area.

Liverpool's 4-1 win at Burnley gave them a 6-1 aggregate verdict, with Jamie Redknapp (two), Robbie Fowler and Nigel Clough on target. Bolton predictably advanced at the expense of a Premiership side, Richard Sneekes' 77th-minute goal beating Ipswich 1-0 - 4-0 on aggregate.

Kevin Campbell and Paul Dickov gave Arsenal an unconvincing 2-0 victory against Hartlepool at Highbury to go through 7-0; but the holders, Aston Villa, went one better, Nii Lamptey scoring twice as they won 3-0 at Wigan to record an 8-0 triumph.

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