Date: 12th August 2015 at 9:56am
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It was a round of shocks aplenty in the Capital One Cup as nine Championship sides exited the competition at the first stage.

Blackburn, the champions in 2002, fell to a 2-1 loss against Shrewsbury Town at Ewood Park, while League Two outfit Oxford United dismantled Championship side Brentford as they cruised to a 4-0 win at Griffin Park.

11 August 2015 - Capital One Cup - First Round - Brentford v Oxford United - Johnny Mullins of Oxford United (CL) celebrates scoring the fourth goal - Photo: Marc Atkins / Offside.

New Derby boss Paul Clement is still searching for his first win in charge as his side fell to a 2-1 defeat at League Two favourites Portsmouth, while, on Thursday, Leeds United were eliminated 4-2 on penalties by Yorkshire rivals Doncaster Rovers after a 1-1 draw at the Keepmoat.

Huddersfield were another second-tier side to go as they were beaten 2-1 at home by Notts County, whose near neighbours Nottingham Forest were also on the wrong end of an upset as they were beaten 4-3 by Walsall, despite equalising in the 90th minute, thanks to a Tom Bradshaw hat-trick for the visitors.

Barnet, who are newly-promoted to League Two, knocked out fellow London side Millwall, while Port Vale eliminated Burnley from the competition with a 1-0 win.

Bolton Wanderers were left winless this season as, despite dominating, they were defeated 1-0 by Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s confident Burton Albion, while Luton Town also pulled off a shock, as they beat lat year’s League One champions Bristol City 3-1.

Furthermore, Bradford City, who usually impress in the cups, were taken to penalties by York City, and lost, while Hull had to rely on spot-kicks to see off Accrington Stanley, who had held the Tigers to a 2-2 draw after 120 minutes of action.

They were 15 Championship sides that did make it through to the second round as Cardiff staved off the threat of AFC Wimbledon, Birmingham beat Bristol Rovers 2-1 away, and Charlton stormed to a 4-1 win over Dagenham and Redbridge.

Ipswich Town, who will be hoping to challenge at the top end of the Championship this year, managed to see off Stevenage and MK Dons were the victors against Leyton Orient, claiming a 2-1 win.

Sheffield Wednesday vs Bristol City, 8th August 2015. Picture Steve Parkin  NEW OWLS BOSS Carlos Carvahal Thanks the fans at the end of his 1st win as owls boss in his 1st league game in charge

Rotherham, Sheffield Wednesday and Brighton all claimed victory over their respective opponents, while, on Wednesday, Preston and Middlesbrough claimed 3-1 wins away to Crewe and Oldham respectively.

The three remaining Championship sides, Wolves, Fulham and QPR, managed to get through to the next round by seeing off Newport, Wycombe and Yeovil respectively.

Elsewhere, last season’s semi-finalists, Sheffield United, recovered from their dodgy start to the new League One campaign by earning a 1-0 victory at Morecambe, while Northampton put three past Blackpool to sail through to the second round.

Swindon fell to a 2-1 home defeat at the hands of Exeter and 2006 finalists Wigan lost their second game in a row, going down 2-1 to Bury, while, at Glanford Park, Barnsley managed to overcome Scunthorpe on penalties after a 1-1 draw in which both goals were scored from the spot.

Conor Washington and Marcus Maddison bagged the goals for Peterborough as they beat Crawley 2-0, while Gillingham saw off Plymouth at Home Park.

Finally, Rochdale defeated Coventry 5-3 on penalties, Hartlepool scraped through by claiming a 1-0 victory over Fleetwood, and Carlisle snatched a 3-1 win over Chesterfield.

Team of the round: Oxford United
Player of the round: Tom Bradshaw (Walsall)
Goal of the round: Kemar Roofe (Brentford vs OXFORD)

 
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