Wigan get taste of their own giant-killing medicine

Wigan have enjoyed plenty of giant-killing acts in the FA Cup over the last two seasons but were on the wrong end of a Capital One Cup upset tonight when going down 2-1 at League Two Burton in the first round.

Wigan get taste of their own giant-killing medicine

Wigan have enjoyed plenty of giant-killing acts in the FA Cup over the last two seasons but were on the wrong end of a Capital One Cup upset tonight when going down 2-1 at League Two Burton in the first round.

All looked to be going according to plan for the Latics when Marc-Antoine Fortune put them ahead on 27 minutes, but Dominic Knowles equalised in first-half stoppage time and Stuart Beavon bagged what turned out to be the winner soon after the interval.

Blackburn also suffered a surprise defeat when losing 1-0 to Scunthorpe at Ewood Park, with Neal Bishop scoring the crucial goal for the League One visitors.

Beleaguered Blackpool suffered another setback when edged out by the same scoreline against League Two Shrewsbury at Greenhouse Meadow, with Scott Vernon’s 34th-minute strike proving enough for victory.

Wolves were another Championship outfit to fall at the first hurdle when beaten 3-2 by Northampton at Molineux, with Wanderers rallying from 2-0 down thanks to Nouha Dicko and Sam Ricketts, only for Lawson D’Ath to settle the tie with his second goal on 74 minutes.

Brighton left it late to beat Cheltenham 2-0 at Amex Stadium but eventually got there through goals from Lewis Dunk and Craig Mackail-Smith, while Lawrie Wilson bagged a brace and Yoni Buyens and Simon Church also struck as Charlton crushed Colchester 4-0.

Bournemouth obliged 2-0 at Exeter thanks to a Scot Bennett own goal and Dan Gosling’s strike in the second half, while Souleymane Doukara claimed a double as Leeds beat Accrington 2-1 at Elland Road, despite having Gaetano Berardi sent off late on.

Millwall also ended up with 10 men after Matthew Briggs was dismissed, but his earlier score proved enough to see off Wycombe 1-0, while Middlesbrough cruised to a 3-0 win at Oldham thanks to Luke Williams, Grant Leadbitter and Enrique Garcia Martinez.

Sheffield Wednesday eased past Notts County by the same scoreline, with Jacques Maghoma, Gary Madine and Atdhe Nuhui netting, while Luke Dyer’s second-half strike was enough to give Watford victory at Stevenage.

Nottingham Forest came through their trip to Tranmere with a 1-0 win via a Michail Antonio strike, despite having Michael Mancienne sent off.

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