Wins for Middlesbrough and Sunderland in football league

Dejected Carlisle players applaud their fans after being beaten 2-1 by Sunderland. Credit: Dave Howarth/EMPICS Sport

It's been a good night for the region in football. Sunderland travelled to Carlisle in the second round of the League Cup.

The Black Cats scored first but Carlisle came back with an equaliser. Sunderland scored again though, to end the game 2-1 to the visitors.

Meanwhile, in the same competition there was success for Middlesbrough who took on Scunthorpe.

The final score at the Riverside 3-nil to Boro. The draw for the third round will take place early on Thursday in China.