Hartlepool rewarded with Premier League tie in Carling Cup
Thursday 13 August 2009
Hartlepool will face Premier League Burnley in the second round of the Carling Cup after causing the only shock in Wednesday night's ties with a 1-0 win after extra-time at Coventry.
Adam Boyd came on as a second-half substitute for his second debut for Pools and crashed in a 105th-minute volley to give his side the victory.
Pools will now host Owen Coyle's Clarets in the second round but Pools boss Chris Turner has his sights firmly set on climbing the League One table.
He said: "I know Coventry had some players missing but we always knew it'd be a tough game.
"We kept our shape and worked hard and I felt that as it started to open up we looked decent going forward.
"Adam Boyd popped up with the goal and that is why I signed him back in the summer - because he can score goals out of nothing.
"Since he left us in 2006 he's had some tough times but he's come back hungry and he is getting sharper."
Two former winners of the competition, Leicester and Nottingham Forest, both claimed wins last night to book their places in the second round.
The Foxes, who won the trophy in 1964, 1997 and 2000, were 2-0 victors over League Two Macclesfield, with Dany N'Guessan netting with an audacious back-heel and Matty Fryatt making the result safe in the 73rd minute.
City boss Nigel Pearson, whose side are away to Preston in the second round, said: "It was a thoroughly professional display. We passed the ball well and though we might have had more goals you have to give credit to Macclesfield for defending well. I'm delighted to go into Saturday's game with two wins because in games like this as we saw on Tuesday night it's all too easy to come unstuck."
Forest, who have claimed glory in this event in 1978, 1979, 1989 and 1990, beat Bradford 3-0 at the City Ground with goals from Paul Anderson, Dexter Blackstock and Lewis McGugan.
"When I saw the results in the competition the previous night I knew it would not be easy," said Forest boss Billy Davies, whose side now face Middlesbrough.
"Bradford came here with five across the middle and set up to defend but we could have helped ourselves a lot more in the first half."
Port Vale, who caused an upset by putting out Sheffield United on Tuesday, now host Sheffield Wednesday in the second round while Gillingham, conquerors of Championship side Plymouth, host Sam Allardyce's Blackburn.
Rotherham's reward for knocking out last season's semi-finalists Derby is a trip to West Brom, while big-spending Manchester City face Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.
Blackpool host Wigan, Hull will entertain Southend while Doncaster, who knocked out Sven-Goran Eriksson's Notts County in round one, will now take on Tottenham at the Keepmoat Stadium.
The full draw for the second round of the Carling Cup, ties to be played week commencing August 24:
West Brom v Rotherham
Norwich v Sunderland
Tranmere v Bolton
QPR v Accrington
Bristol City v Carlisle
Leyton Orient v Stoke
Port Vale v Sheffield Wednesday
Hull v Southend
Leeds v Watford
Cardiff v Bristol Rovers
Portsmouth v Hereford
Crystal Palace v Manchester City
Wolves v Swindon
Gillingham v Blackburn
Blackpool v Wigan
Southampton v Birmingham
Preston v Leicester
Newcastle v Huddersfield
West Ham v Millwall
Coventry or Hartlepool v Burnley
Nottingham Forest v Middlesbrough
Reading v Barnsley
Swansea v Scunthorpe
Doncaster v Tottenham
Peterborough v Ipswich
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