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League Cup roundup: Multiple giant-killings as Wigan Athletic, Ipswich Town bow out

Wigan Athletic, Ipswich Town, Bolton Wanderers and Charlton Athletic are just some of the big sides to be defeated in the first round of the League Cup.

Wigan Athletic, Ipswich Town, Bolton Wanderers and Charlton Athletic were just some of the sides on the receiving end of giant-killings in the first round of the League Cup.

Latics defender Jake Buxton saw red at Boundary Park as goals from Ryan Flynn and Josh Law gave Oldham Athletic a 2-1 win, while Ipswich fell to a solitary Ben Kennedy strike as Stevenage clinched a 1-0 win at Portman Road.

Fallen giants Charlton suffered a 1-0 loss at Cheltenham Town, courtesy of a first-half Harry Pell strike, while Bolton succumbed to a 4-2 defeat at the hands of Blackpool at the Macron Stadium.

Other sides that suffered shock first-round exits on Tuesday night include Rotherham United, victims of a 5-4 loss to Morecambe, and Sheffield Wednesday, undone 2-1 by Cambridge United.

Teams that successfully negotiated opponents beneath them in the pyramid include Fulham, who withstood a late Paul McCallum-inspired fightback to beat Leyton Orient 3-2; Blackburn Rovers, comfortable 3-1 winners at Mansfield Town; and Nottingham Forest, who were helped out by an injury-time Jamie Ward strike to defeat Doncaster Rovers 2-1 at the Keepmoat Stadium.

League Cup first round results in full: Barnsley 1-2 Northampton, Birmingham 0-1 Oxford Utd, Blackpool 4-2 Bolton, Brighton 4-0 Colchester, Cambridge 2-1 Sheff Weds, Carlisle 2-1 Port Vale, Cheltenham 1-0 Charlton, Coventry 3-2 Portsmouth, Derby 1-0 Grimsby Town, Doncaster 1-2 Nott'm Forest, Exeter 1-0 Brentford, Ipswich 0-1 Stevenage, Leyton Orient 2-3 Fulham, Mansfield 1-3 Blackburn, Newport County 2-3 MK Dons, Oldham 2-1 Wigan, Peterborough 3-2 AFC Wimbledon, Preston 1-0 Hartlepool, Rochdale 3-1 Chesterfield, Rotherham 4-5 Morecambe, Scunthorpe 2-0 Notts County, Sheff Utd 1-2 Crewe Alexandra, Shrewsbury 2-1 Huddersfield, Southend 1-3 Gillingham, Walsall 0-2 Yeovil, Wolves 2-1 Crawley, Wycombe 0-1 Bristol City, Barnet 0-4 Millwall, Reading 2-0 Plymouth, Accrington 0-0 Bradford (Accrington win 11-10 on penalties)

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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd128132113825
2West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom1273231171424
3Leeds UnitedLeeds126512291323
4Middlesbrough12642146822
5Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest124711713419
6Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds125431918119
7Brentford124622014618
8Derby CountyDerby125341513218
9Norwich CityNorwich125341515018
10Blackburn RoversBlackburn124621415-118
11Swansea CitySwansea12453129317
12Wigan AthleticWigan125251416-217
13Bristol City124441614216
14Stoke CityStoke124441718-116
15Aston Villa123632020015
16Bolton WanderersBolton124351015-515
17Birmingham CityBirmingham122821312114
18Queens Park RangersQPR12426919-1014
19Rotherham UnitedRotherham12327919-1011
20Millwall122461319-610
21Reading122371520-59
22Preston North EndPreston122371824-69
23Ipswich TownIpswich121651118-79
24Hull City122281019-98

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