Carling Cup round-up Li-Z
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Lincoln City came from a goal down to defeat Derby County in the Carling Cup.League Two side Lincoln City came from a goal down to defeat Championship club Derby County 3-1 in the first round of the Carling Cup.
Keith Alexander's side had to overcome a one-goal deficit after Derby's Inigo Idiakez gave The Rams a half time lead.
However, the home side drew level 11 minutes from time when Gary Taylor-Fletcher converted from the penalty spot after Idiakez was adjudged to have handled the ball in Derby's box.
Simon Yeo then gave The Imps the lead a minute later to delight the Sincil Bank crowd and Jamie McCombe sealed the scalp with a third goal in the dying stages, as Lincoln reached the second round.
Yeovil Town took the honours in their West Country derby clash with Championship side Plymouth Argyle after a dramatic 3-2 extra time win at Huish Park.
The Glovers opened the scoring in bizarre fashion when a Plymouth injury saw Lee Johnson play a ball back to Pilgrims goalkeeper Luke McCormick to restart play.
However, McCormick was caught not paying attention and the ball rolled in the net to give the home side an unlikely lead.
Instantly, however, Yeovil allowed Stevie Crawford to run unchallenged through their side to sportingly equalise following the strange earlier events.
With the match back on, Plymouth took a half time lead when Paul Wotton scored the penalty spot after striker Marino Keith was fouled in Yeovil's box.
The Glovers pulled it back to 2-2 in the second half when Johnson scored his second goal with a fine right foot shot, as the match went to extra time.
In the extra time period, Johnson hit a free kick past McCormick to seal another Cup scalp for the Somerset club.
Oldham Athletic disposed of another Championship club in Stoke City with a 2-1 win at Boundary Park.
Carl Asaba had given Stoke a one-goal lead at the break, but The Potters then had Wayne Thomas sent off for a second bookable offence after a challenge on Latics goalkeeper Leslie Pogliacomi.
David Eyres then levelled for the home side with a header on 72 minutes before a John Eyre penalty four minutes later gave Brian Talbot's side passage to round two.
West Ham United would not fall victims to a lower division side after a 2-0 victory over League Two club Southend United.
Marlon Harewood broke the deadlock 11 minutes in with a low strike after taking a pass from Nigel Reo-Coker.
Southend, however, threatened to pull level with chances in the second half and also had a penalty appeal waved away by the referee.
The Hammers, however, sealed the win with a late second goal from Harewood (pictured) to take Alan Pardew's side through.
Sunderland booked their in the second round after a simple 3-0 win over League Two new boys Chester City at The Stadium of Light.
A Sean Hessey own-goal, deflecting in a Marcus Stewart header, gave The Black Cats the lead at the break before Kevin Kyle and Stephen Caldwell added to Sunderland's advantage in the second half for an easy win.
Caldwell was on hand to score after Wayne Brown kept out a deflected Sean Thornton free kick, claiming his second goal in red and white colours.
Queens Park Rangers got back to winning ways with a 3-0 victory over Swansea City at Loftus Road.
Jamie Cureton gave Ian Holloway's side the lead at the break before Martin Rowlands and Kevin Gallen secured the win for QPR to make Swansea boss Kenny Jackett's return to the West London club a unpleasant one on the evening.
Sheffield United needed extra time to dispose of Sammy McIlroy's Stockport County 4-1 at Bramall Lane.
The Hatters took the lead when Jon Harley put into his own net after two minutes, but The Blades drew level nine minutes before the break through Chris Morgan.
The match went to extra time and the home side sealed the win with a Neil Cutler own-goal (108) and strikes from Michael Tonge (112) and Jack Lester (116).
Rotherham United came from a goal down to defeat Chesterfield 2-1, with Mark Allott giving The Spireites the lead on the quarter hour mark.
However, Ronnie Moore's side replied through Michael Proctor on 33 minutes and Richie Barker won the tie for The Millers with seven minutes remaining.
An Andy Ferrell strike with eights remaining gave Watford a 1-0 win over League Two side Cambridge United at Vicarage Road.
Milton Keynes Dons are in round two after an emphatic 3-0 win at League One rivals Peterborough United.
Second half strikes from Izale McLeod (63), Allan Smart (80) and Malvin Kamara (90) gave The Dons a superb win at London Road.
Swindon Town sneaked a late Matthew Hewlett goal to defeat Rushden &Diamonds 1-0 at Nene Park.
Brian Tinnion earned his first win as Bristol City manager with a 1-0 away success at Wycombe Wanderers.
Leroy Lita gave The Robins their passage to round two with a second half strike at The Causeway Stadium.
Finally, Tranmere Rovers advanced to the second round with a 2-1 win over League Two club Shrewsbury Town at Prenton Park.
Calvin Zola Makongo gave Rovers the lead four minutes after the break before Luke Rodgers levelled on 67 minutes for the Shropshire club.
However, Jason McAteer clinched Tranmere's ticket into the next round with a winner ten minutes from time.
Click below for match summaries:
Carling Cup - first round (Li-Z)
Lincoln City 3-1 Derby County
Oldham Athletic 2-1 Stoke City
Peterborough United 0-3 Milton Keynes Dons
Queens Park Rangers 3-0 Swansea City
Rotherham United 2-1 Chesterfield
Rushden & Diamonds 0-1 Swindon Town
Sheffield United 4-1 Stockport County (AET)
Sunderland 3-0 Chester City
Tranmere Rovers 2-1 Shrewsbury Town
Watford 1-0 Cambridge United
West Ham United 2-0 Southend United
Wycombe Wanderers 0-1 Bristol City
Yeovil Town 3-2 Plymouth Argyle (AET)