Steve Wigley finally enjoyed his first win as Southampton
manager with victory over Northampton
in the Carling Cup on Wednesday. Saints
ran out convincing 3-0 winners at Sixfields to book their place in the third round. Kevin Phillips, David Prutton and Neil McCann were the men on
target as Saints secured victory for Wigley in his fifth game in charge.
found their shooting boots as they crushed Oldham
6-0 at Boundary Park. Freddie Kanoute opened the scoring in the 37th minute
before Robbie Keane and Jermain Defoe put Spurs into a comfortable lead after the break. Goran Bunjevcevic, Anthony Gardner and Kanoute then all
struck as Oldham caved in in the final three minutes.
survived a testing second half to go through to the third round with a 3-1 win over Queens Park Rangers
. Darius Vassell
fired Villa in front after 29 minutes and Juan Pablo Angel added a second when he headed home a Nolberto Solano cross. QPR got themselves back into
the game when Kevin McLeod pounced on a mix-up between Olof Mellberg and Thomas Sorensen but Villa held firm and Solano wrapped up the win.
enjoyed a comfortable night's work as they overpowered League Two Boston
4-1 at York Street. Tomasz Radzinski opened the scoring
with his first goal of the season and later rounded off the win with a second on 70 minutes. Steed Malbranque and Brian McBride were the other men on
target for the Londoners with Lee Beevers heading the Boston consolation. Chris Coleman's night was tainted when youngster Liam Rosenior was sent off
for a second bookable offence.
overcame 10-man Sheffield Wednesday
1-0 at Highfield Road after Michael Doyle struck with a curling long-distance effort after
36 minutes. The Owls had Glenn Whelan sent off two minutes later after a bad foul on Matthew Mills and the home side held on to go through.
Mark Hughes found out how tough club management can be as his Blackburn
side were dumped out of the Carling Cup by Bournemouth
Wednesday. League One Bournemouth stunned their Premiership hosts at Ewood Park as they triumphed 7-6 on penalties after forcing a 3-3 draw after
extra time. Rovers had started the night well with an early goal from Brett Emerton but the Cherries levelled through Garreth O'Connor and Carl
Broadhurst thought he had won it eight minutes from time. It took a 90th-minute equaliser from substitute Morten Gamst Pedersen to spare Rovers defeat
in normal time and Paul Gallagher looked to have restored order a minute after the restart. But the Cherries continued to battle and made it 3-3 after
115 minutes through John Spicer, before Eddie Howe netted the crucial spot-kick.
were also taken to penalties but were able to breathe a sigh of relief after scraping past Bristol City
4-3 on spot-kicks at
Ashton Gate. David Moyes' side looked to be cruising to victory as Duncan Ferguson netted a first-half penalty after a Danny Coles handball and Nick
Chadwick added a second just before the break. But City stunned the Premiership side with two goals early in the second half. Alan Stubbs put through
his own net on 50 minutes and and Leroy Lita followed up with an equaliser two minutes later. James McFadden had a chance to win it for Everton with a
penalty late on, but Steve Phillips saved and also kept out the Scot's follow-up header to force extra time. It eventually came down to penalties but
a Coles miss allowed Lee Carsley to send Everton through.
needed extra-time to see off Rotherham
at the City Ground. Chris Sedgwick gave Rotherham an early lead but Forest
replied when Gareth Taylor struck. Neither side could force a winner in normal time but Taylor settled it when he made it 2-1 four minutes into the
first additional period.