Saturday 23 March 2019

Campbell the instant hero as Burton sink Villa

Liam Boyce
Liam Boyce
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Debutant substitute goalkeeper Harry Campbell saved a last-ditch Albert Adomah penalty as Burton progressed to the third round of the Carabao Cup with a 1-0 win over Championship side Aston Villa.

Liam Boyce broke the deadlock with a confident finish in the 52nd minute. The Villa defence was conspicuous by its absence when Scott Fraser slotted the ball through for the former Northern Ireland international to poke home. Albion finished with 10 men after Kyle McFadzean was sent off for handball on the line in the 89th minute before Campbell produced his heroics.

Ten-man Preston inflicted the first defeat of Marcelo Bielsa's reign as Leeds head coach with a well-deserved 2-0 second-round victory.

Daniel Johnson scored from the spot after Preston were awarded a penalty inside a minute and the visitors shrugged off Ryan Ledson's straight red card to double their lead on the stroke of half-time through Brandon Barker's stunning solo effort.

Cardiff crashed out as Championship strugglers Norwich sunk them 3-1 in south Wales. Dennis Srbeny's double and a solo Max Aarons goal left their Premier League opponents to contemplate a painful exit.

Cardiff captain Bruno Manga's 77th-minute header was nothing more than a consolation effort, although it ended the club's 347-minute goal drought.

Substitute Charlie Austin headed a late winner as Southampton progressed with a 1-0 victory at Brighton in the only all-Premier League tie.

Saido Berahino's first goal for two-and-a-half years and a comical 97th-minute own-goal from Juninho Bacuna helped Stoke shock Huddersfield 2-0.

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