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Crystal Palace were the only Premier League casualty in the second round of the Capital One Cup, but Liverpool, Sunderland, Fulham and Hull City all overcame scares.

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Scott Wagstaff celebrates after scoring Bristol City's winner against Crysta

Scott Wagstaff celebrates after scoring Bristol City's winner against Crysta

League One trio Peterborough United, Swindon Town and Tranmere Rovers all knocked out Championship opposition, while Birmingham City won a controversial game against Yeovil Town on penalties.

Norwich City and Southampton were in rampant mood en route to the third round, while West Bromwich Albion and West Ham United also safely progressed.

Second-half goals from Jay Emmanuel-Thomas and Scott Wagstaff helped Bristol City to a 2-1 win over a much-changed Crystal Palace at Ashton Gate.

Sunderland appeared to be on the brink of a shock defeat when trailing MK Dons 2-0 with 12 minutes to go, but a Connor Wickham brace helped to secure a 4-2 success.

Notts County recovered from two goals down to force extra-time at Anfield before goals from Daniel Sturridge and Jordan Henderson provided Liverpool with a 4-2 win.

Lee Tomlin plundered a hat-trick, including a brace of second-half penalties, as Peterborough thumped Reading 6-0 at London Road.

Goals from Nile Ranger and Alex Pritchard saw Swindon cause an upset after the League One side won 2-0 against QPR at Loftus Road.

Hull City needed extra-time to squeeze into the third round as Robbie Brady's goal in the 107th minute saw off in-form Leyton Orient at Brisbane Road.

Hugo Rodallega scored a 117th minute equaliser before John Arne Riise struck the winning penalty in the shoot-out as Fulham overcame Burton following a 2-2 draw at the Pirelli Stadium.

Tranmere knocked out Bolton Wanderers 4-2 in a penalty shoot-out following a 1-1 draw at Prenton Park.

Goals either side of half-time from Ricardo Vaz Te and Ravel Morrison helped West Ham United to a 2-1 home win over Cheltenham Town.

Steven Davis scored a goal in each half as Southampton eased to a 5-1 victory over Barnsley at Oakwell.

Saido Berahino marked his first start for West Bromwich Albion with a first-half hat-trick in a comfortable 3-0 home win over Newport County.

Birmingham beat fellow Championship side Yeovil 3-2 on penalties after a 3-3 draw at Huish Park which was shrouded in controversy following a late equaliser from the hosts in normal time.

Swedish duo Martin Olsson and Johan Elmander celebrated their first starts for Norwich City by getting on the scoresheet in a 6-3 triumph over Bury at Carrow Road.

Leeds United got the better of Doncaster Rovers in a Yorkshire derby as goals from Matt Smith and Ross McCormack in the space of three second-half minutes earned a 3-1 win at the Keepmoat Stadium.

In another all-Championship affair, Huddersfield Town twice came from behind to beat Charlton Athletic 3-2 thanks to Adam Hammill's 82nd minute winner.

Kieran Trippier and Danny Ings scored first-half goals as Burnley saw off local rivals Preston North End 2-0 at Turf Moor.

Chris Wood scored a hat-trick as Leicester City recovered from conceding an early goal to run out 5-2 winners away to League One side Carlisle United.

Chris Martin and Conor Sammon both scored a brace as Derby County had little trouble in thrashing Brentford 5-0 at Pride Park.

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terling needs to be told though that upon entering the Arsenal squad he will re-enact the final scene from Highlander where he will be thrown around a warehouse by cartoon dragons and then be a mere mortal that will only ever spend three to four weeks a season playing football and the rest on the physio's bed. There can be only one.....player available at The Emirates.

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he game changed in our favour when Carrick came on. We were able to play further up the pitch due to having a player who can give and go with the ball and keep possession. Yet barkley made some runs and Townsend scored a good goal but carrick's inclusion and chiellini's withdrawal made the biggest difference to the flow of the game

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o, you've not silenced anyone Andros, i'm afraid. We know you can score a great goal, and it's really handy to have your direct running and willingness to shoot on the bench. But until you can do the other things expected of a winger (beat the man, put a decent cross in, stay wide etc) then you can't expect more than a regular cameo. Wonderful goal though, what a hit! No wonder Buffon wanted the shirt.

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