posted on Oct, 26 2004 @ 04:38 PM
Burnley caused the shock of the night in the Carling Cup third round with a 3-1 triumph against Aston Villa.
Graham Branch headed the hosts into a ninth minute lead and Mo Camara made it 2-0 after 65 minutes. Juan Pablo Angel's goal seemed set to prompt a
nervous finale for the Championship outfit but any fears of a comeback were allayed when Jean-Louis Valois struck five minutes later.
Milan Baros came off the bench to score twice as Liverpool won 3-0 at Millwall.
The Czech Republic international, involved in a flare-up with Lions skipper Kevin Muscat, notched two well-taken goals to add to Salif Diao's first
Thankfully, early signs of crowd disturbances at The Den were quickly nipped in the bud by stewards and the police.
Manchester United fielded a strong side against Crewe Alexandra and ran out comfortable 3-0 victors.
Alan Smith opened the scoring with a low drive before two second half goals in quick succession finished the home side off. Liam Miller applied a neat
finish to David Bellion's pass and Bellion helped force Steve Foster into an own goal moments afterwards.
Portsmouth got the better of Leeds United 2-1 with Diomansy Kamara hitting the net again, although he failed to learn his lesson from taking his shirt
off as part of his goal celebration as he earned another yellow card.
An Eyal Berkovic penalty doubled the Premiership side's lead only for Brian Deane to pull one back and the Leeds forward later had another effort
Nottingham Forest eased past Doncaster Rovers 2-0 with in-form Marlon King and James Perch the goalscorers for Joe Kinnear's men.
After a drab 0-0 draw at Bramall Lane, Watford beat Championship rivals Sheffield United 4-2 on penalties, with Jack Smith scoring the decisive spot
kick after goalkeeper Paddy Kenny and Paul Shaw - brought on for the shoot-out - missed for the hosts.