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No Wembley return for beaten finalists Southampton as Wolves spring a surprise

Danny Batth and substitute Donovan Wilson got the goals for the Championship side.

FOOTBALL 24/08/17 07:46
No Wembley return for beaten finalists Southampton as Wolves spring a surprise

Last season’s runners-up are out of the Carabao Cup as Southampton were stunned 2-0 at home by Championship side Wolves.

Southampton, who lost 3-2 to Manchester United in February’s final at Wembley, fell at the first hurdle this time.

Danny Batth headed in Ivan Cavaleiro’s corner in the 67th minute and substitute Donovan Wilson ran through to make it 2-0 with three minutes left.

It was Wolves’ third Premier League scalp in cup competitions during 2017, following FA Cup wins against Stoke and Liverpool last season – and came despite boss Nuno Espirito Santo making 11 changes from Saturday’s defeat to Cardiff.

Burnley’s 2-0 victory against bitter rivals Blackburn at Ewood Park was marred by fans running on to the pitch.

Blackburn fans confronted Clarets players after Jack Cork headed in Robbie Brady’s cross to give the visitors a 27th-minute lead.

One appeared to push captain James Tarkowski before being tackled to the ground by Ashley Westwood.

The individual was eventually led away by stewards along with the other fan, while a Burnley supporter was also ejected after a flare was set off in the away end.

Brady added a second in the fourth minute of first-half stoppage time to secure a comfortable win for the Clarets.

Elsewhere, Premier League high-fliers Huddersfield had to come from behind to beat Yorkshire rivals Rotherham 2-1.

The League One side took the lead inside the opening minute when Anthony Forde’s cross was headed in by Semi Ajayi.

But David Wagner’s men turned it around with two goals in three minutes early in the second half.

First Philip Billing converted from the penalty spot after Laurent Depoitre was fouled by Will Vaulks, before Joe Lolley added the finishing touch to a flowing move in the 54th minute.

West Ham eased past League Two Cheltenham 2-0.

The Hammers took the lead five minutes before half-time when Diafra Sakho slotted in his first goal since November before Andre Ayew added a second three minutes later.

Joe Allen only played 45 minutes but managed two goals and an assist as Stoke eased past League One Rochdale 4-0.

The Wales midfielder headed Stoke into a 16th-minute lead, set up Peter Crouch for the second just before the half-hour mark and added a third with three minutes left of the period.

Ramadan Sobhi struck with 10 minutes left to round off a comprehensive home win.

Tyler Walker came off the bench to head Nottingham Forest into the third round of the Carabao Cup with a 3-2 extra-time victory at Premier League side Newcastle.

The substitute struck from close range eight minutes into the extra half-hour to settle a topsy-turvy tie which will have done little to quell unrest on Tyneside.

Aleksandar Mitrovic had fired Rafael Benitez’s still winless men in front, but it took a fine strike by Rolando Aarons to level after Jason Cummings’ quick-fire double.

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