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Aston Villa out of Capital One Cup after Southampton loss

Graziano Pelle scored the second of Southampton's two goals Credit: PA

Aston Villa have been knocked out of the Capital One Cup after being beaten away by Southampton in Kevin Macdonald's opening game as caretaker manager.

After a goalless first half, Southampton broke the deadlock with a goal from Maya Yoshida, before Graziano Pelle doubled their lead.

A penalty in extra time from Scott Sinclair wasn't enough to salvage a win as Villa's turbulent season continues.

Stoke knock holders Chelsea out of Capital One Cup

Stoke City players celebrate winning the penalty shoot-out Credit: PA

Stoke City are through to the quarter finals of the Capital One Cup after beating the holders Chelsea on penalties.

Jonathan Walters' 52nd minute goal put the Potters ahead, before Loic Remy, on for the injured Diego Costa before half-time, fired home in injury-time to equalise.

Stoke then lost Phil Bardsley to a second yellow card shortly after.

With no score in extra time, the game went to penalties which ended 5-4, after Eden Hazard's spot-kick was saved by Jack Butland.


Birmingham City lobbying 'at the highest level' for more Capital One Cup tickets

Birmingham City have said the Club made 'strong representation at the highest level to lobby for the additional Capital One Cup allocation'.

Their statement followed the announcement that the Blues will receive just 2800 tickets for their Capital One Cup third round tie at Villa Park.

The clash is taking place on the 22nd September at Villa Park, which can accommodate more than forty thousand fans.

Walsall fans 'absolutely ecstatic' about Chelsea clash

Walsall face Chelsea in the next round Credit: Nigel French/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Walsall supporters are 'absolutely ecstatic' about the prospect of facing Premier League Champions Chelsea next month.

The Blues will face League One Walsall in the third round of the Capital One Cup on the 22nd September.

ITV News Central spoke to Steve Davies, Secretary of Walsall Supporters Trust about the prospect of hosting Chelsea in the next round.


Capital One Cup Second Round: Midlands results

Stoke won on penalties Credit: Steve Paston/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Teams across the Midlands were in action in the second round of the Capital One Cup this evening. Here's how they did:

  • Aston Villa 5 - 3 Notts County
  • Birmingham City 2 - 0 Gillingham
  • Burton 1 - Middlesbrough 2
  • Bury 1 - 4 Leicester
  • Crystal Palace 4 - 1 Shrewsbury
  • Luton 1 - 1 Stoke (Stoke win 8 - 7 on penalties)
  • Newcastle 4 - 1 Northampton
  • Peterborough 1 - 4 Charlton
  • Rotherham 1 - 2 Norwich
  • Walsall 2 - 1 Brighton
  • Wolves 2 - 1 Barnet
  • West Brom 0 -0 Port Vale (West Brom win 5 - 3 on penalties)
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