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Adam McGurk follows Grigg's example to shock Hoops

By Staff Reporter

Another night, another Premier League club humbled by a Northern Irish goalscoring hero. After seeing Manchester United put to the sword by MK Dons' Will Grigg 24 hours earlier, Burton Albion striker Adam McGurk registered the only goal of the game as the Brewers sent Queen's Park Rangers tumbling out of the Capital One Cup.

The Larne-born former Tranmere Rovers ace curled home a delightful 77th minute free-kick to send the League Two club through to a third round date with Brighton on another night of shocks in the competition.

Elsewhere, Leyton Orient become the latest lower league team to inflict more cup misery on Aston Villa, winning 1-0 at Villa Park.

Home boss Paul Lambert handed a full debut to Joe Cole, while Shay Given made his first appearance since January 2013 and Darren Bent started a game for Villa for the first time since the final day of the 2012/13 season.

The winning goal – Romain Vincelot's header three minutes from time – was met with angry reactions from a group of Villa supporters behind the dugouts, a couple of whom had to be restrained by stewards as they vented their frustrations towards Lambert.

There were also some calls for the Scot's resignation as he walked down the touchline towards the tunnel after the final whistle.

At Valley Parade, James Hanson's late winner heaped further pressure on Leeds head coach Dave Hockaday as Bradford claimed a 2-1 victory in a fiery West Yorkshire derby.

Hockaday, who was given a stay of execution by club president Massimo Cellino following Saturday's 4-1 defeat at Watford, looked a relieved man when Matt Smith headed them in front eight minutes from time.

But a stunning equaliser from Billy Knott soon lifted the home crowd and the Bantams – beaten finalists two seasons ago – were simply delirious when Hanson prodded over the line shortly afterwards.

Goals in the last 13 minutes from Jordi Gomez, Adam Johnson and Connor Wickham helped Sunderland to a 3-0 victory at Birmingham City, while Stoke City made light work of Portsmouth by the same scoreline thanks to strikes from Jonathan Walters (2) and Peter Crouch.

Third round draw (ties to be played on September 23/24): Chelsea v Bolton, Arsenal v Southampton, West Brom v Hull, Crystal Palace v Newcastle, Leyton Orient v Sheff Utd, Cardiff v Bournemouth, Sunderland v Stoke, Derby v Reading, Liverpool v Middlesbrough, MK Dons v Bradford, Man City v Sheff Wed, Burton v Brighton, Swansea v Everton, Shrewsbury v Norwich, Fulham v Doncaster, Spurs v Nottm Forest.

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