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Keith Curle praises 'phenomenal' Carlisle Utd fans

Keith Curle has praised the 7,333 fans who turned out to watch Carlisle United equal their all-time record of unbeaten matches at the start of the league.

The Blues were pushed all the way by visitors Hartlepool, but came away with a 3-2 victory, extending their run to 13 games unbeaten.

The victory was made sweeter after Carlisle were down to 10 men, following Shaun Miller's sending off.

United kept their cool, with Brunton Park erupting into roars when the referee blew the whistle on the 95th minute.

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Carlisle United bow out of the League Cup

Carlisle United bow out of the League Cup in a nail biting game that saw both Derby win 14-13 on penalties.

The League Two side played away to Derby County from the Championship. Darren Bent had scored to put Derby in front but Carlisle's Mike Jones took the match into extra-time with an equaliser 5 minutes into stoppage time.

There were no more goals in the extra 30 minutes, taking it to a penalty shootout which saw players take turns until the agonising 14-13 finish.

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