Kean woes continue as Rovers lose to MK Dons

Kean woes continue as Rovers lose to MK Dons

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 in tonight's second round of the Capital One Cup.

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.

League Two Bradford produced a late fightback to dump out Championship side Watford.

The Hornets led through Ikechi Anya’s 71st-minute strike at Vicarage Road, but Bradford levelled through Kyel Reid after 84 minutes before Garry Thompson grabbed the winner in injury time.

Hull squandered a two-goal lead as Doncaster fought back for a 3-2 victory at the Keepmoat Stadium.

The Tigers were cruising thanks to early goals by Aaron Mclean and Jay Simpson, but the home side pulled one back through David Syers after half an hour before Rob Jones levelled after the break.

Hull suffered a setback when midfielder Paul McKenna received the first red card of his career following a clash with Jones, and Doncaster capitalised to the full as Syers hit a late winner.

Goals from Mustapha Carayol and Cameron Park gave Middlesbrough a 2-0 win at Gillingham, while Leeds were 3-0 winners against Oxford thanks to strikes by Rodolph Austin, Samuel Byram and Tom Lees.

League Two Burton produced arguably the performance of the night as they thumped npower Championship outfit Leicester 4-2.

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 upset Bolton 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 levelled for the hosts in the 81st minute before Ajose popped up late on to send the Trotters crashing out.

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.

Nicky Maynard and Modibo Maiga struck in either half as West Ham defeated Crewe 2-0, while Reading were made to battle for a 3-2 win at home to Peterborough.

Paul Taylor’s 12th-minute effort for Posh kick-started a crazy spell of four goals in nine minutes, with Pavel Pogrebnyak (16) and Lee Tomlin (17) exchanging strikes before Chris Gunter (19) levelled for the Royals.

The Premier League side needed a Nathaniel Knight-Percival own goal in the 38th minute to see them over the line.

League One Preston upset Championship side Crystal Palace 4-1.

Nicky Wroe grabbed a brace either side of strikes by Akpo Sodje and Jeffrey Monakana for Preston, while Palace replied through Aaron Wilbraham in the 37th minute.

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