Doncaster 1 – Tottenham 5 (Carling Cup, August 26, 2009) After the home side had some early chances Spurs took control with goals from Tom Huddlestone, Jamie O’Hara and Peter Crouch. After the break David Bentley extended the lead, Martin Woods pulled one back for Doncaster from the penalty spot but Roman Pavlyuchenko responded with the fifth.
Blackpool 4 – Wigan 1 (Carling Cup, August 26, 2009) Ishmel Demontagnac set Blackpool on their way with his first goal for the club after just three minutes and Ben Burgess added a second on 19 minutes before Charlie Adam got in on the act on 33 minutes when he scored from a rebound after his penalty was saved by Mike Pollitt. Substitute Gary Taylor-Fletcher added a fourth for Blackpool on 67 minutes before debutant Antonio Amaya grabbed a last-minute consolation for Wigan.
West Brom 4 – Rotherham 3 (Carling Cup, August 26, 2009) Craig Beattie fired West Brom in front after just ten minutes only for Michael Cummins to draw Rotherham level on 29 minutes. Graham Dorrans restored West Brom’s lead six minutes into the second half, but Tom Pope forced the game into extra time with a 52nd minute leveller. Pope gave Rotherham the lead for the first time in the game eight minutes into extra time, but Beattie responded with his second of the night three minutes later. Cox grabbed the winner for the Baggies with his first goal for the club four minutes from the end of extra time.
Leyton Orient 0 – Stoke 1 (AET) (Carling Cup, August 26, 2009) Stoke needed extra time to beat League One Leyton Orient with Dave Kitson’s first goal for the club giving the Premier League side a 1-0 win at Brisbane Road.
Newcastle 4 – Huddersfield 3 (Carling Cup, August 26, 2009) Danny Guthrie gave Newcastle the lead on 36 minutes, but two goals in two minutes from Theo Robinson (37, 39) the second from the penalty spot turned the game on its head. Jordan Rhodes added a third two minutes after the break, but Geremi reduced the arrears 60 seconds later. Shola Ameobi drew Newcastle level from the penalty spot on 64 minutes and Kevin Nolan popped up with the winner six minutes from time to consign former Magpies star Lee Clark to defeat on his return to Tyneside.
Nottingham Forest 2 – Middlesbrough 1 (AET) (Carling Cup, August 25, 2009) Adam Johnson’s shot gave Middlesbrough a 43rd minute lead but Luke Chambers levelled after the break. Radoslaw Majewski sent Forest through with an extra-time winner.
Tranmere 0 – Bolton 1 (Carling Cup, August 25, 2009) Mark Davies bagged his first goal for Bolton as the Premier League outfit reached the Carling Cup third round.