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Carling Cup second round as it happened



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By Caroline Cheese

2237: Well, not many cupsets to be had, but tonight felt pretty eventful to me. Can't wait to hear more about that Swansea game. And the less I hear about events at Upton Park, the better. Thanks for your company.

2234: In amongst all that, Swansea managed to get three men sent off in their defeat to Scunthorpe - and finished extra time with six players on the pitch. I'm telling you: football's gone mad(der).

2230: Heartbreak for Swindon. After 11 perfect spot-kicks, Robins skipper Gordon Greer hits the post with his penalty and Wolves squeak through to the third round with a 6-5 shoot-out win.

2227: Wolves and Swindon are locked at 4-4 in the shoot-out. No one has missed so far. They just don't want to it to end.

2225: The final whistle goes at Upton Park. More fans piling on to the pitch. Don't want to see it. West Ham move into the third round after a 3-1 win.

2223: One minute of added time at Upton Park where West Ham lead 3-1 after trailing until the 87th minute of normal time.

2220: League One Swindon hold out at Wolves for a penalty shoot-out. Nottingham Forest put their league troubles behind them by defeating Championship pace-setters Middlesbrough 2-1, while Scunthorpe win 2-1 at Swansea thanks to Gary Hooper's extra-time penalty.

2218: And last year's semi-finalists Burnley avoid a second-round exit at Hartlepool despite going down to 10 men. They win 2-1 after extra time.

2215: League One Leeds defeat Championship Watford 2-1 after extra time for what I'm calling a mini-cupset. A bit of revenge for Leeds after their Championship play-off final defeat by the Hornets in 2006. Leeds have a 100% record this season.

From anon via text on 81111: "Swindon keeping a Premier League team out for 110 minutes, fantastic!!!"

2211: A no-nonsense penalty from Gary Hooper hands Scunthorpe the advantage at Swansea after Alan Tate is penalised for handling Paul Hayes's shot inside the 18-yard box. Just Wolves-Swindon heading for penalties as it stands. And only one cupset so far: Port Vale's win over Sheffield Wednesday.

BBC 5 live commentator Jacqui Oatley at Wolves-Swindon: "It's really, really dull. Hard work for everyone, this game."

2206: As it stands, Burnley, Leeds, Forest and West Ham will go through. Wolves-Swindon and Swansea-Scunthorpe are heading for penalties.

2202: Nottingham Forest score through Poland's Radoslaw Majewski to take a 2-1 lead against Middlesbrough. And now 10-man Burnley go 2-1 up against Hartlepool, Steven Fletcher scoring his second goal of the game and second goal for the club. Does no one want to take penalties?

2159: Play back under way at Upton Park now and amid the mayhem, substitute Zavon Hines goes on a great run, finishing inside the far post. Harsh on Millwall, who now trail West Ham 3-1.

2158: Burnley have been reduced to 10 men against Hartlepool after Richard Eckersley - on his debut for the Clarets - was shown a straight red card for hauling back Andy Monkhouse, who was bearing down on goal.

2155: West Ham lead 2-1 against Millwall. Jack Collison's cross hits the defender's hand and Junior Stanislas slots in the penalty. The fans flood onto the pitch again - and the players are off. Horrible, horrible scenes at Upton Park. Play is suspended.

2153: Wait: NO EXTRA TIME AT READING! Daniel Bogdanovic's 90th-minute penalty makes it 2-1 to Barnsley and Reading are out of the Carling Cup.

2148: And the whistle goes at Wolves, where Swindon earn a 0-0 draw and 30 minutes more fun against their Premier League opponents. Extra time there - and maybe at Reading where Barnsley defender Rob Kozluk scores a calamitous own goal at the death to make it 1-1. Kozluk tried to head it back to his keeper but it looped into the net. Robert Snodgrass scored his second goal of the game early in extra time at Leeds to give them a 2-1 lead over Watford.

2146: So extra time will be played at: Hartlepool v Burnley, Leeds v Watford, Nottingham Forest v Middlesbrough, Swansea v Scunthorpe and West Ham v Millwall.

2143: League Two Port Vale complete a Sheffield double. After knocking out the Blades in round one, they send Wednesday crashing out after a 2-0 win. Micky Adams' side are the only winners from League Two so far in this round.

2141: Good effort by Southampton but two goals in three second-half minutes send Birmingham through. The last thing anyone wanted: extra time at Upton Park after a 1-1 draw between West Ham and Millwall.

2139: Roy Keane's beard may be growing longer. He has just seen his Ipswich side lose 2-1 to Peterborough despite taking the lead. Michael Symes scores a late consolation for Accrington but QPR go through to the third round with a 2-1 win. Bolton complete a 1-0 win over Tranmere, joining Hull in the third round after their 3-1 victory over Southend.

2138: Preston see off Championship rivals Leicester 2-1 as Leeds and Watford head for extra time after a 1-1 draw.

2136: Well, they're still playing at West Ham where they'll play six minutes of added time at the end of the 90. Still 1-1. Blackburn beat Gillingham 3-1, Portsmouth beat Hereford 4-1.

2134: Wayne Routledge, who scored a hat-trick in the previous round, gives QPR a 2-0 lead over Accrington and Jim Magilton's side are safe now.

2132: Bedlam at Upton Park, where stewards and police are in the stands trying to keep the two sets of fans apart. What they don't need is extra time: and Junior Stanislas has just made it West Ham 1-1 Millwall. Fans on the pitch - and we may well have an abandonment, or at least a delay while they try to calm things down.

2131: And now Championship Watford score a late leveller against League One high-fliers Leeds through teenager Marvin Sordell. It's going to be a long night...

2126: Put the cupset on hold at Victoria Park. With six minutes remaining, Steven Fletcher equalises for last year's semi-finalists Burnley against Hartlepool. Swansea have left it late to level against Scunthorpe but Stephen Dobbie has just equalised for the Welsh side with around 10 minutes left, picking his spot in the bottom corner of the net from the edge of the area. Over in that there Europe, Sergio Aguero has put Atletico Madrid 2-0 up against Panathinaikos, and they now lead 5-2 on aggregate - the group stages of the Champions League beckon.

2123: How's that for a turnaround? Birmingham now lead 2-1 against Southampton with 11 minutes remaining. Lee Carsley drills home via a deflection. Meanwhile, there are now reports of crowd trouble inside the ground at Upton Park where Millwall still lead West Ham 1-0.

2121: All square at St Mary's. Birmingham's Christian Benitez, on his full debut, produces a brilliant pass for Lee Bowyer to dink the ball over Southampton keeper Kelvin Davis. Geovanni puts Hull 3-1 up against Southend.

2120: League Two strugglers Accrington Stanley have dominated for long spells at Loftus Road tonight but they haven't taken their chances and QPR have just punished them, with Hogan Ephraim firing the Championship side in front from the edge of the area. Meanwhile, Morten Gamst Pedersen restores Blackburn's two-goal lead against Gillingham. They lead 3-1.

2115: The goals are a-flying in. League Two side Port Vale, who shocked Sheffield United in the first round, are well on the way to doing the same to the Blades' neighbours Sheffield Wednesday after scoring two goals in the space of two minutes. Kris Taylor drilled a superb shot into the top corner to put Vale ahead and, straight from the restart, Robert Taylor hooked his shot into the net. Daniel Bogdanovic, proving himself a lot more talented than his tennis-playing brother, gives Barnsley a 1-0 lead at Championship rivals Reading.

2112: Preston were behind against Leicester but they are now 2-1 up. Michael Hart sends the ball over from the left and Chris Brown meets it with an unstoppable header for his second goal of the game. Gillingham pull one back against Blackburn from the penalty spot and now trail 2-1.

2109: Bad news for Roy Keane. George Boyd beats Richard Wright with a left-foot shot to put Peterborough 2-1 up against Ipswich. The Tractor Boys, winless in the Championship, needed extra time and penalties to get past Shrewsbury in the previous round.

2104: The comeback's on. Tristan Plummers puts away a penalty to make it Portsmouth 4-1 Hereford. And Nottingham Forest level it up against Championship rivals Middlesbrough, Luke Chambers heading in Paul Anderson's corner to make it 1-1 with half an hour remaining.

2102: More news from the Champions League final qualifying round. Matias Suarez has pulled a goal back from the spot for Anderlecht, but they still trail 8-3 on aggregate. And Eyal Golsa has just put Israeli champions Maccabi Haifa 2-0 up on the night against Red Bull Salzburg - they now lead 4-1 on aggregate.

2100: I think Portsmouth can start planning for round three. Richard Hughes puts them 4-0 up against Hereford. The draw is on Saturday, by the way.

From ajt__1989 on 606: "If Nicola Kalinic is worth £6m, I'm worth £5.5m. What an awful signing."

From Andy in Suffolk/QPR via text on 81111: "Re 2049: Is there still time for Jim Magilton to apply for Strictly? Flavio is bound to sack him soon, if we don't start scoring goals!"

2054: Jack Collison hits the post with a left-foot shot for West Ham as Gianfranco Zola's side search for an equaliser against League One Millwall. And hear this: League One basement club Southampton take a 1-0 lead against Premier League Birmingham, 21-year-old Adam Lallana winning possession and bending an unstoppable shot into the top corner.

2049: Game over at Priestfield, you would think, as Blackburn go 2-0 up against Gillingham. Jason Roberts replaced the disappointing Nicola Kalinic and the substitute wins the header, allowing Canadian David Hoilett to score his first goal in English football.

From Andy, Bridlington, via text on 81111: "Tranmere losing again - at this rate Barnes may be out before the first vote is cast in this year's Strictly Come Dancing..."

2040: Fancy a cheeky Champions League update? Plenty of goals flying in in the final qualifying stage, where Lisandro Lopez has hit a first-half hat-trick against Anderlecht to cement Lyon's place in the draw for the group stage on Thursday - the French side now lead 8-1 on aggregate. Elsewhere, a Loukas Vyntra own goal has put Atletico Madrid 1-0 up on the night against Panathinaikos, with the Spaniards 4-2 up on aggregate, and looking good to progress.

2035: Half-time whistles blowing around the grounds - at least in the 1945 BST kick-offs. Still time for Southend to pull one back against Hull through Franck Moussa. The Tigers lead 2-1 at the interval.

2031: Jozy Altidore is beginning to look like a masterstroke of a signing by Hull boss Phil Brown. After setting up Hull's winning goal against Bolton at the weekend, he puts the Tigers 2-0 up against Southend with a long-range shot into the bottom left-hand corner. Adam Johnson puts Middlesbrough 1-0 up at Nottingham Forest, in front of a crowd of what looks like about 22.

2028: Mark Davies scores his first goal for Bolton to break the deadlock at Tranmere. Keeper Luke Daniels should have done better. And Hereford keeper Adam Bartlett should do better with Niko Kranjcar's shot but allows to slip under his body and it's now Portsmouth 3-0 Hereford and surely game over.

2024: Hello. Cupset alert. Andy Monkhouse crosses for Adam Boyd to finish from close range as League One Hartlepool go 1-0 up over Premier League Burnley. And another! Robert Snodgrass gives Leeds a 1-0 lead against Championship Watford. Would only be a minor cupset, that last one.

2023: Millwall almost make it 2-0 at Upton Park but Rob Green saves at the feet of defender Alan Dunne who found himself one-on-one with the England keeper after a neat one-two caught the Hammers defence flat-footed.

From Dan in Tooting, via text on 81111: "Watch out for 'no goals conceded-Boro' against 'no wins recorded-Forest' tonight. Hatful of goals and a Forest win."

2016: Tamas Priskin is made to feel really bad about that penalty miss as Peterborough make it 1-1 against Ipswich. A 30-yard screamer from Lee Frecklington.

2013: Inside Upton Park, Millwall have taken a shock 1-0 lead against their Premier League neighbours. Neil Harris, who scored a hat-trick in the last round, lashes in from six yards after a long throw.

2011: Hero to zero for Tamas Priskin. The Ipswich striker wins a penalty, but his spot-kick is saved by Peterborough keeper Joe Lewis and it's still 1-0 to the Tractor Boys. BBC 5 live are reporting that there has been major crowd violence outside Upton Park. More when I hear it.

2009: And now it's 2-0 for Portsmouth. Frederic Piquionne turns provider, crossing for John Utaka to put the Premier League side in control.

2003: In the only Premier League v League Two clash of the round, Portsmouth take a 1-0 lead against Hereford. Frederic Piquionne runs almost the length of pitch, cuts inside and shoots past Hereford keeper Adam Bartlett. Scunthorpe have taken the lead in their all-Championship clash with fellow strugglers Swansea thanks to Niall Canavan.

1959: Roy-Keane's-Ipswich are ahead against Peterborough, Tamas Priskin scoring his first goal for the club since his move from Watford. Preston now level against Leicester thanks to Chris Brown.

From anon via text on 81111: "If Bolton lose tonight, I will seriously consider possibly not going to a Bolton game again... for a while... prove us wrong Megson!!!"

1954: Hull's second string take the lead against League One Southend through aforementioned midfielder Tom Cairney, a shot from outside the area into the top corner. Leicester have made a storming start to their tie against Preston at Deepdale. The Foxes went close through Matty Fryatt in the first minute but have just taken the lead through Nicky Adams, who slotted home Dany N'Guessan's cross from the right, for his first goal for the club.

From Exodude on Twitter: "Crucial game for Keano. He really needs to find a winning formula, and fast."

1951: Unlucky, toffeebluecard (see below). It goes to David Dunn for Blackburn at Gillingham. John Nutter gives the ball away to Dunn, who makes no mistake with the right-foot finish.

From toffeebluecard on 606: "First goal will be Routledge for QPR."

1947: Fifteen games are getting under way. Reading, who as you'll remember from the first round like a late tea, kick off at 2000 BST.

From floridaclaret on 606: "Last season we were beating the Prems' 'reserve teams'. Now we have 10 changes v Hartlepool. Will be interesting to watch. How times have changed at Burnley."

From alunmillard on Twitter: "Notts County fan here. Crazy crazy crazy days!"

From VillaFour on 606: "Re 1928: If Jozy Altidore proves to be as good as he looked in his first game, Phil Brown not being able to sign any of his main targets could be a blessing in disguise."

1936: Roy Keane said after Saturday's defeat by West Brom that some of his players had played their last game for Ipswich. For the record, Jon Stead and Owen Garvan are missing from the playing squad to meet Peterborough tonight. Keane up against former Manchester United team-mate Darren Ferguson at London Road.

1934: Wolves boss Mick McCarthy has "done a Phil Brown" and picked an entirely new team for tonight's tie against League One Swindon. Seventeen-year-old Nathaniel Mendez-Laing makes his first start.

1930: No Tommy Smith in the Watford team to face Leeds. The Hornets have today accepted a bid - thought to be about £1.8m - from Portsmouth for the striker, and told him he can choose between a move to the south coast or round the corner to Reading.

1928: Hull boss Phil Brown has picked a whole new team to face League One Southend at the KC. Teenager Jozy Altidore makes his first start, while last season's young player of the year, midfielder Tom Cairney, is also in the line-up.

1925: West Ham include midfielder Jack Collison in their team, despite the death of his father in a motorbike accident on Sunday. Both sides will wear black armbands in memory of Ian Collison tonight.

1923: A bit of team news for you: Portsmouth have not included Sylvain Distin in their squad to face League Two Hereford, although they say that's because he's injured not because he's after a move to Everton or Villa.

BBC Radio 5 live
Notts County boss Ian McParland speaking to BBC 5 live: "It's a massive signing for Notts County. He played 36 games for Portsmouth last season, played a big part in keeping them up. For him to come to Notts County, especially for our fans, it's fantastic. Sol has come to play football. There's not been any coaching mentioned. If that's the line he wants to go down after a couple of years, I'll do everything I can to help him."

1917: Ah yes. West Ham v Millwall. There's sure to be a warm welcome awaiting Millwall at Upton Park. Right? Tonight is the 25th meeting between the east London rivals. The Hammers have won eight, the Lions six.

From Jiggo via text on 81111: "Greetings from Dominican Republic. Me (a Millwall fan) and a few West Ham mugs, sorry fans, have left the wives by the pool, dumped the kids in the kids club and are about to fire up the hotel's ancient PC to watch your coverage. C'mon you Lions."

1912: Should you wish to correct me on the exact date football went mad, or indeed anything else, get texting on 81111, 606-ing on 606, or tweeting on Twitter.

1907: Ha. I'm wrong, of course. Football went mad a very long time ago. Around the time Claudio Caniggia signed for Dundee, as I recall. Anyway, the epic they're calling The Second Round Of The Carling Cup 2009/10 continues tonight with 16 ties, eight of them featuring top-flight teams.

1900: Let us record today, Tuesday 25 August, as the day football went mad. Sol Campbell signs a five-year contract with League Two Notts County. That's 34-year-old Sol Campbell.

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