Doncaster send Villa out of cup

Doncaster 3 Aston Villa 0

Doncaster 3 Aston Villa 0

Sean Thornton sent League One Doncaster scorching into the Carling Cup quarter-finals with an amazing rout of Aston Villa at Belle Vue.

Thornton’s 79th-minute lob beat Thomas Sorensen and wrapped up victory after an earlier strike from Paul Heffernan and Michael McIndoe’s first-half penalty.

Awful Villa hardly got a foot-hold in a thoroughly one-sided contest with James Milner fashioning their best chance from long-range at the end of the first half.

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