Capital One Cup round-up: Walters on the double as QPR and Villa make early exits
Irish international Jon Walters claimed a brace for Stoke as the Potters advanced in the Capital One Cup, while QPR and Aston Villa made early exits from the competition.
In front of a paltry crowd at the Britannia, Walters struck either side of half-time to knock Portsmouth out of the cup to mark his first start of season, with Peter Crouch grabbing a late goal against his former employers to put a gloss on the scoreline after further good work from Walters.
A goal 13 minutes from time from Adam McGurk saw Burton claim the Premier League scalp of QPR in what has been a poor week for the Rs. The unexpected defeat follows their 4-0 thrashing at the hands of Spurs at the weekend.
Aston Villa too fell to lowly opposition when Leyton Orient left Villa Park with the spoils after Romain Vincelot scored with two minutes remaining.
Sunderland claimed a 3-0 victory at St. Andrews with goals from Jordi Gomez, Adam Johnson and Conor Wickham enough to safely book their passage to the next round.
A late goal from James Hanson ensured Bradford defeated 10-man Leeds United in the Yorkshire derby.