Carling Cup round-up: Vale scale Loftus heights on night of shocks for the Championship
Wednesday 11 August 2010
Championship clubs suffered a number of shocks last night in the first round of the Carling Cup with QPR, Derby, Coventry and Barnsley all being embarrassed by lower league opposition.
Neil Warnock's QPR found themselves 3-0 down to Port Vale just after half-time at Loftus Road, two goals from Justin Richards and one from Sean Rigg putting the League One side in charge. Antonio German pulled one back for QPR but Vale held on to win 3-1.
Some of the shine was taken off Derby's fine opening-day win at Leeds by their 1-0 defeat to Crewe. Nigel Clough's side included former Crewe players Robbie Savage, Rob Hulse, John Brayford and James Bailey but they will not have enjoyed their return to the Alexandra Stadium, Shaun Barker slicing into his own net on the stroke of half-time to give the League Two side victory.
James Hanson scored Bradford's extra-time winner as they came from behind to beat Nottingham Forest 2-1 at home, while David James was on the bench for Bristol City's 3-2 defeat after extra-time at Southend, Matthew Paterson getting the Shrimpers' winner, his second goal of the night.
Coventry were the first visitors to Morecambe's new Globe Arena and they ensured Sammy McIlroy's side celebrated in style by going down to a 2-0 defeat. Andrew Fleming, on his Morecambe debut, got both goals.
Barnsley's poor start to the season continued after their 4-0 defeat to QPR on Saturday as they lost 1-0 at home to Rochdale, new signing Anthony Elding getting the winner. Doncaster crashed 2-1 to Accrington after extra time at the Keepmoat Stadium.
Latest in Sport
Manchester United transfer news: Javier Hernandez close to exit as Atletico Madrid admit interest
Manchester United transfer news: Mats Hummels, Thomas Vermaelen and Daley Blind on radar as Louis van Gaal reveals he still wants to sign defender
Scottie dogs in Commonwealth Games opening ceremony 'disrespectful to Muslims', say Malaysian politicians
Divock Origi joins Liverpool before immediately being loaned back to Lille
Seydou Keita refuses Pepe handshake before throwing water bottle prior to Roma vs Real Madrid match
- 1 Disney heiress Abigail disowns her share of family profits in West Bank company
- 2 The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
- 3 'Women should not laugh in public,' says Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister in morality speech
- 4 Israel's propaganda machine is finally starting to misfire
- 5 HSBC closes bank accounts belonging to Muslim clients in the UK
The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
Woman and two children killed by mob in riots over 'blasphemous' Facebook post in Pakistan
A day in the life of Vladimir Putin: The dictator in his labyrinth
Putin is 'thuggish, dishonest and reckless', says British ambassador to US
Richard Dawkins tweets: 'Date rape is bad, stranger rape is worse'
Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite – Britain as others see us