LEAGUE Two Burton Albion produced arguably the performance of the night in the Capital One Cup as they thumped Championship outfit Leicester City 4-2 to reach the third round of the competition.
Goals from Chris Palmer (20), Cleveland Taylor (53), Robbie Weir (64 pen) and Jacques Maghoma (68) saw the visitors to a surprise victory, while Nigel Pearson’s men replied through Anthony Knockaert and Marko Futacs in the second half.
Nick Ajose struck a last-minute winner as League One Crawley Town upset Bolton Wanderers 2-1.
Benik Afobe fired Bolton ahead in the 21st minute and the Championship side looked on course for the win heading into the closing moments.
But Billy Clarke, who enjoyed a brief loan spell at Sheffield United last season, levelled for the hosts in the 81st minute before Ajose popped up late on to send the Trotters crashing out.
Blackburn boss Steve Kean suffered another setback in his bid to win over his doubters as Rovers crashed out after a 2-1 defeat at League One MK Dons.
Luke Chadwick’s second-half brace secured the victory for the home side, with David Goodwillie’s late strike in vain for Kean’s men.
Aston Villa lifted some of the gloom following two straight defeats at the start of their league campaign by posting a 3-0 win over Tranmere.
Fabian Delph opened the scoring at Villa Park after 38 minutes, before second-half efforts by Chris Herd and Darren Bent added gloss to the scoreline.
West Brom were made to battle all the way before defeating Yeovil 4-2 at Huish Park.
Reuben Reid fired the hosts ahead on 15 minutes but strikes by Chris Brunt (39) and Shane Long (45) put Albion ahead.
Reid’s second of the night after 48 minutes put Yeovil back on level terms but Yassine El Ghanassy’s 73rd-minute effort and a late second for Long saw the Premier League side through.
Goals from Tadanari Lee, Billy Sharp, Jason Puncheon and Ben Reeves lifted Southampton to a 4-1 win at Stevenage, who replied through Michael Thalassitis.
James McClean scored in each half to lift Sunderland to a 2-0 win over Morecambe.
Wigan were 4-1 winners at Nottingham Forest thanks to goals by Mauro Boselli, Maynor Figueroa, Jordi Gomez and Callum McManaman, but the Latics’ night was soured in the second half when Antolin Alcaraz was sent off for a second bookable offence. Simon Cox replied for Forest early in the second half.
Norwich City beat struggling Scunthorpe United 2-1.