Capital One Cup & Champions League as it happened

Celtic go through in the Champions League and Liverpool draw Man Utd in the Capital One Cup.

28 August 2013 Last updated at 22:39

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  1. 2234: 

    It's time for me to sign off now, but make sure you join us on Thursday for the Champions League draw and Europa League action involving Tottenham and Swansea. Spurs might have signed another four players by then. In the meantime, dig out some midnight oil and get stuck into our live tennis offering. Laura Robson and Andy Murray are both due to play in the US Open tonight. Enjoy.

  2. 2231: 

    That draw, for the group stages of the Champions League, will take place at around 1645 BST on Thursday afternoon. Everything you need to know about it is in Chris Bevan's excellent feature. Go and have a read.

  3. 2228: 

    So Neil Lennon says tonight's result was the "greatest thing I have ever done in football". It was pretty dramatic, and now his side can dream of trips to Barcelona, Milan and Munich in the group stages of the Champions League. And, with four English teams also in the draw, probably a trip south of the border.


    James Phair: Credit where it's due to Stevenage. Really made it difficult for Everton and could have even nabbed a win.

    Meical Jones: Unlucky Stevenage - made them battle.

  5. 2223: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Celtic 3-0 Shakhter Karagandy (Agg 3-2)
    Neil Lennon

    Celtic manager Neil Lennon, speaking on BBC Radio 5 live: "That was the greatest thing I've ever done in football. The last three months were in preparation for this. We lost three very important players and it has been difficult to replace them. Coming from 2-0 down tonight just makes the players all the more remarkable. They were wonderful, absolutely wonderful."


    Steven Broadbent: Poor performance by Everton both today and against West Brom, I hope this isn't what life under is Martinez going to be like.

    Alex Walton: Liverpool v Man Utd? Could see that draw coming a mile off...

  7. 2220: 
    FULL-TIME- Nottingham Forest 2-1 Millwall

    Nottingham Forest become the final team to reach the third round of the Capital One Cup, earning a trip to Burnley in the next round.


    Benjamin Downey: Celtic! What a win!

    Micheal Nwankwor: Celtic's performance was wonderful and the atmosphere in the Celtic park was electrifying

  9. 2216: 
    FULL-TIME- Everton 2-1 Stevenage

    That's it, all over at Goodison Park where Roberto Martinez earns his first victory as Everton manager and his side will face Fulham in the third round of the Capital One Cup.

  10. 2216: 
    CLOSE!- Everton 2-1 Stevenage

    Stevenage striker Roarie Deacon pumps the ball into the box, but Joel Robles easily gobbles up the cross and it looks as though Everton have seen off the visitors.


    MattWBY: Gutted for Stevenage, absolutely gutted...

  12. 2213: 
    CLOSE!- Nottingham Forest 2-1 Millwall

    Still Millwall continue to pour forward for an equaliser, striker Andy Keogh turning his man inside the penalty area and placing a shot inches wide of the post.

  13. 2210: 
    GOAL- Everton 2-1 Stevenage - Marouane Fellaini (115 mins)

    The big man has done it. Marouane Fellaini steps off the bench and puts the Toffees into the lead, stabbing home from six yards after a goalmouth scramble. Have Stevenage got anything left?

  14. 2207: 
    CLOSE!- Everton 1-1 Stevenage

    Everton are turning the screw on Stevenage now - Marouane Fellaini having a scruffy shot saved by Chris Day.

    Listen to the closing stages of this match on BBC Radio 5 live


    Jake in London on 81111 on text: Manchester United versus Liverpool - what a tie! They play on Sunday and then in the League Cup! Would that be Suarez's first game back? Quite ironic if it is.

    Peter on 81111 on text: Why all the Newcastle bashing? Everton are arguably starting as badly and their manager got his last team relegated.

  16. 2203: 
    Nottingham Forest 2-1 Millwall

    And we're also halfway through extra-time at the City Ground with Nottingham Forest holding a precarious lead.

  17. 2202: 
    Everton 1-1 Stevenage

    It's half-time in extra-time as Everton continue to be frustrated by Stevenage. Just 15 more minutes to settle it or we're heading to a penalty shootout.

  18. 2200: 
    Nottingham Forest 2-1 Millwall

    Befitting a side managed by Steve Lomas, Millwall refuse to give up - Martyn Woolford twice being denied as the Lions search for an equaliser.

  19. 2159: 

    When Celtic fans stop celebrating that dramatic late goal at Celtic Park, they might want to see the line-up for tomorrow afternoon's group stage Champions League draw.

    Pot one: Bayern Munich, Barcelona, Chelsea, Real Madrid, Manchester United, Arsenal, FC Porto, Benfica.

    Pot two: Atletico Madrid, Shakhtar Donetsk, AC Milan, Schalke 04, Marseille, CSKA Moscow, Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus.

    Pot three: Zenit St Petersburg, Manchester City, Ajax Amsterdam, Borussia Dortmund, FC Basel, Olympiakos, Galatasaray, Bayer Leverkusen.

    Pot four: FC Copenhagen, Napoli, Anderlecht, Celtic, Steaua Bucharest, Plzen, Real Sociedad, Austria Vienna.


    Russell Reynolds: Again United get a hard draw. At least it's at home.

    Felix Parkin: Liverpool get hardest draw possible...

  21. 2158: 
    OUCH!- Everton 1-1 Stevenage

    There's a break in play as David Gray makes a sliding stop in the area and collides with the posts, legs apart. Ouch indeed. It comes moments after Arouna Kone is denied by an excellent save.

  22. 2155: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Morecambe 0-2 Newcastle

    Newcastle manager Alan Pardew: "For us that was a big win. This was a tough, tough game. We were really under the cosh, but we withstood that then a little bit of quality came through. They are a physical side, a big side. But in the second half we got a grip and it was important for us to score, because we hadn't yet scored this season. We wouldn't have won it without that little bit of quality. We're set for the weekend, we've got no injuries, and that's what you want in this competition - to get through."

  23. 2154: 

    We've also got a repeat of last season's FA Cup final, with Wigan Athletic visiting Manchester City, while Swindon will relish the visit of the Special One and his Chelsea team. I also like the look of Newcastle versus Leeds and Aston Villa against Tottenham.

  24. 2150: 

    So there you have it, the draw for the third round of the Capital One Cup. And the first two teams out of the hat were Manchester United and Liverpool. Dare David Moyes and Brendan Rodgers chuck in the kids for that one?

  25. 2149: 

    Hull City v Huddersfield Town

    Leicester City v Derby County

    Birmingham City v Swansea City

    Fulham v Everton or Stevenage

  26. 2148: 
    GOAL- Nottingham Forest 2-1 Millwall - Jamaal Lascelles (94 mins)

    Millwall again caught out by a corner and Forest defender Jamaal Lascelles heads Forest back in front.

  27. 2149: 

    Tranmere v Stoke

    Watford v Norwich City

    Aston Villa v Tottenham

  28. 2148: 

    Southampton v Bristol City

    West Brom v Arsenal

    Swindon v Chelsea

  29. 2147: 

    Manchester City v Wigan Athletic

    Burnley v Nottingham Forest or Millwall

    Newcastle v Leeds


    Stuart Mitchell: Celtic have been absolutely brilliant tonight. Fully deserved to go through.

    Steve Cohen: Get in Bhoys. Well done Celtic.

  31. 2146: 

    Manchester United v Liverpool

    Sunderland v Peterborough

    West Ham v Cardiff


    Raphael Gluck: Ameobi at the double!

  33. 2142: 

    So we've got two matches heading into extra-time in the Capital One Cup - Everton against Stevenage and Nottingham Forest versus Millwall. I can't imagine any of the respective managers, with the possible exception of Stevenage's Graham Westley, are happy with that.

  34. 2141: 
    FULL-TIME- Watford 2-0 Bournemouth
  35. 2141: 
    FULL-TIME- Stoke 3-1 Walsall
  36. 2141: 
    FULL-TIME- Aston Villa 3-0 Rotherham
  37. 2140: 

    Seven-time European Cup winners AC Milan clinched their place in the group stages with an emphatic 3-0 victory over PSV Eindhoven thanks to two goals from Kevin-Prince Boateng either side of a Mario Balotelli strike.

    Carlos Vela also struck twice as Real Sociedad beat Lyon 2-0 for a 4-0 aggregate victory.

    Czech club Plzen beat Maribor 1-0 to progress along with Russia's Zenit St Petersburg, who beat Pacos Ferreira earlier in the night.

  38. 2140: 
    FULL-TIME- Nottingham Forest 1-1 Millwall

    We'll have extra time here as well.

  39. 2140: 
    FULL-TIME- Everton 1-1 Stevenage

    We're going to have extra-time at Goodison Park, thanks to a plucky display from Graham Westley's Stevenage.

    Three-time League Cup winner Mark Lawrenson on 5 live SportMorecambe 0-2 Newcastle

    "We should congratulate Morecambe. Although they have been beaten 2-0 here tonight they have been fantastic, with the players putting on a magnificent show. But compliment Newcastle. It took a bit of class from two substitutes to change the game. Up to then they looked very, very ordinary."

    Listen live to 5 live Sport live from Globe Arena right now.

  41. 2139: 
    FULL-TIME- Accrington 0-2 Cardiff
  42. 2138: 
    FULL-TIME- Celtic 3-0 Shakhter Karagandy (Agg 3-2)

    Another amazing European night at Celtic Park, and the party begins. Celtic are into tomorrow's draw for the group stages of the Champions League.

  43. 2138: 
    FULL-TIME- Morecambe 0-2 Newcastle
    Three-time League Cup winner Mark Lawrenson on 5 live SportMorecambe 0-2 Newcastle - Sammy Ameobi

    "A bit of class from Ben Arfa again, with a brilliant ball to Ameobi. It was very cool from Ameobi, but cruel on Morecambe."

    Listen live to 5 live Sport live from Globe Arena right now.

  45. 2136: 
    GOAL- Morecambe 0-2 Newcastle - Sammy Ameobi (90 mins)

    Another Ameobi on the scoresheet - and this time it is Sammy, who finishes off a swift break with a neat close-range finish.

  46. 2135: 
    GOAL- Celtic 3-0 Shakhter Karagandy - James Forrest 90 mins (Agg 3-2)

    Incredible scenes at Celtic Park as Anthony Stokes beats a couple of men down the left and pulls the ball back across goal for James Forrest to bury the winner. Neil Lennon runs the entire length of the sideline to celebrate with his team as they book their place in the group stages of the Champions League. Massive.

  47. 2132: 
    Everton 1-1 Stevenage

    It looks like Everton are going to be extended to extra-time by Stevenage, with the Toffees still to find a second - that man Gerard Deulofeu having a shot saved after good work from Bryan Oviedo.

  48. 2130: 
    Morecambe 0-1 Newcastle

    BBC Sport's Phil Cartwright at the Globe Arena: "Now I know what relief sounds like. Newcastle have been second best in this game, but they took advantage when Morecambe switched off for one moment and suddenly their travelling fans are in full voice again. Harsh on the Shrimps, who need one more big effort to claw their way back into this."

    Morecambe boss Jim Bentley
    Three-time League Cup winner Mark Lawrenson on 5 live SportMorecambe 0-1 Newcastle

    "How big a goal could that be for Alan Pardew and Newcastle? That was a brilliant disguised pass from Ben Arfa for Shola Ameobi. I wasn't sure how long Morecambe could have kept up their performance with all their energy. In the last 10 minutes they have started to falter."

    Listen live to 5 live Sport live from Globe Arena right now.

  50. 2129: 
    GOAL- Nottingham Forest 1-1 Millwall - Liam Feeney (86 mins)

    Liam Feeney's strike from the edge of the box takes a deflection to beat Forest keeper Dorus De Vries and this game looks like it is heading into extra-time.

  51. 2127: 
    GOAL- Morecambe 0-1 Newcastle - Shola Ameobi (84 mins)

    Shola Ameobi has given Newcastle some real presence since coming on for Newcastle and he has used his all his strength to receive the ball off Hatem Ben Arfa on the edge of the area before firing in a deflected shot. Heartbreaking for Morecambe.

  52. 2126: 
    GOAL- Stoke 3-1 Walsall - Kenwyne Jones (84 mins)

    It's that man again, Kenwyne Jones completing his hat-trick as he beats the off-side trap and slots home. That's surely that for Walsall.

  53. 2125: 
    DISALLOWED GOAL- Stoke 2-1 Walsall

    Stoke have their second goal of the evening disallowed as Robert Huth's header is chalked off. Walsall are still alive and kicking.

  54. 2125: 

    Kevin-Prince Boateng scores his second and AC Milan now lead 3-0 against PSV Eindhoven. Former Arsenal striker Carls Vela has netted for Real Sociedad and the Spanish side are 3-0 ahead on aggregate against Lyon.

  55. 2124: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Aston Villa 3-0 Rotherham

    Over at Villa Park, Paul Lambert has decided to save the legs of Christian Benteke and Gabby Agbonlahor, the duo being replaced by Nicklas Helenius and Aleksandar Tonev. Tonev, in particular, has looked lively in the final third since his introduction.

  56. 2123: 
    Nottingham Forest 1-0 Millwall

    Forest have come alive since Matt Derbyshire's opener and substitute Ishmael Miller twice went close to doubling their lead but Millwall keeper Stephen Bywater did well to keep out his efforts.

  57. 2121: 
    DISALLOWED GOAL- Stoke 2-1 Walsall

    It's end to end now as Andy Wilkinson has a goal ruled out for off-side before James Chambers fires over from 12 yards out at the other end.


    Martin on 81111 on text: Pardew is being found out for what he is. League One manager at best.

    Barry in Walsall on 81111 on text: All my fellow Toon fans saying they'd be happy for Toon to lose so Pardew gets sacked. Bad idea. Ashley will just put Kinnear in charge.

  59. 2118: 

    Right then. We've got 20 minutes left in our Champions League and Capital One Cup matches. Where are our late goals coming from?

  60. 2116: 
    Stoke 2-1 Walsall

    Walsall are banging on the Stoke door now, Craig Westcarr going close as the visitors press for an equaliser against a City side who look to have taken their foot off the pedal.

  61. 2113: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Morecambe 0-0 Newcastle

    BBC Sport's Phil Cartwright at the Globe Arena: "The Newcastle fans are chanting the name of Hatem Ben Arfa, and they're getting their wish. As Alan Pardew beckoned him from the bench, he sprinted down the touchline and couldn't get his tracksuit top off quick enough. He obviously feels he's the man to add some quality to this below-par Magpies performance."

  62. 2113: 
    Morecambe 0-0 Newcastle

    Newcastle are beginning to gain better control of this now as Shola Ameobi fires wide and heads off target soon after, but there is still hope for the League Two side with Jack Sampson twisting and turning in the Newcastle penalty area before shooting over.

  63. 2112: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Watford 2-0 Bournemouth

    Bournemouth's Elliott Ward goes so close for making up for his first-half own goal but Jonathan Bond pulls off a superb save from close range, palming the header behind for a corner.


    Scott Baird: Is it wrong that as a Newcastle fan I wouldn't mind them losing if it helped get Pardew sacked?

    Reverend Liam Reilly: I don't know what some of my fellow Toon fans want from Pardew. He can't run onto the pitch and take the shots for the players.

  65. 2109: 
    GOAL- Watford 2-0 Bournemouth - Cristian Battocchio (66 mins)

    Watford surely put the tie to bed with a stunning counter attack after intense Bournemouth pressure, with Cristian Battocchio chipping Ryan Allsop to finish off a fine break. Those Hornets are deadly on the counter.

  66. 2106: 
    GOAL- Accrington 0-2 Cardiff - Rudy Gestede (62 mins)
    Accrington v Cardiff

    And that should be that, with the Premier League side scoring twice in as many minutes. Still reeling from conceding the opening goal, Accrington go two behind within 90 seconds as Jordan Mutch breaks away before sending over a cross that Rudy Gestede smashes into the back of the net.

  67. 2106: 
    CLOSE!- Celtic 2-0 Shakhter Karagandy (Agg: 2-2)

    It's not all one-way traffic as Shakhter Karagandy have a shot cleared off the line - Adam Matthews sparing Celtic's blushes before the visitors hit the bar moments later. Tense stuff at Celtic Park.

    You can follow all the action from the match on a dedicated live text.

  68. 2105: 
    GOAL- Accrington 0-1 Cardiff - Nicky Maynard (61 mins)

    Nicky Maynard flicks the ball over his marker, spins and hits the ball first time past a helpless Marcus Bettinelli in the Accrington goal.

  69. 2105: 

    Mario Balotelli has doubled AC Milan's lead against PSV Eindhoven and the seven-time European Cup winners look like they will be heading into tomorrow's group stage draw with Spain's Real Sociedad and Czech club Plzen, who also hold comfortable leads.

  70. 2104: 
    GOAL- Nottingham Forest 1-0 Millwall - Matt Derbyshire (59 mins)

    Millwall fail to deal with a corner and Matt Derbyshire heads in unmarked from close range to put the Championship leaders ahead.

  71. 2103: 
    HITS THE WOODWORK- Celtic 2-0 Shakhter Karagandy (Agg: 2-2)

    Celtic agonisingly close to that all-important third goal of the evening as a ball is clipped in from the left and an unmarked Anthony Stokes pokes against the bar at the far post from six yards out.

    You can follow all the action from the match on a dedicated live text.

  72. 2102: 
    WHAT A MISS- Watford 1-0 Bournemouth

    Bournemouth should be level with Shaun MacDonald guilty of an awful miss -having latched on to a through ball he saw his initial effort saved before sending the rebound wide under pressure.

    Three-time League Cup winner Mark Lawrenson on 5 live SportMorecambe 0-0 Newcastle

    "Newcastle started this second half really brightly, but actually they're now reverting to how they played in the first 45 minutes."

    Listen live to 5 live Sport live from Globe Arena right now.

  74. 2101: 
    CLOSE!- Accrington 0-0 Cardiff

    Cardiff striker Nicky Maynard rounds the keeper and pulls the ball back for Tommy Smith, but a flying tackle from Rob Atkinson deflects the ball over the bar. Accrington are slowly beginning to believe this could be their night.


    Chris in Whitley Bay on 81111 on text: After all these years why don't some Premier League take this competition seriously? Newcastle are obviously playing a second string, and given the first team aren't exactly firing on all cylinders it shouldn't be surprising we're getting outperformed by a hungrier low division side.

    James on 81111 on text: This criticism of Pardew is way over the top. Is everyone forgetting he won Manager of the Year last year and took West Ham to an FA Cup final?

  76. 2100: 
    Morecambe 0-0 Newcastle

    Newcastle give the ball away again on the edge of the area and the shot from Morecambe's Jack Sampson curls just wide of the post. That's the best chance for Morecambe this half.

  77. 2059: 
    GOAL- Stoke 2-1 Walsall - Ashley Hemmings (57 mins)

    League One Walsall drag themselves back into this tie as Ashley Hemmings converts after good work down the flanks by Sam Mantom. Game on.

  78. 2057: 
    GOAL- Aston Villa 3-0 Rotherham - Fabian Delph (53 mins)

    Looks like it might be game over at Villa Park. Christian Benteke is again involved as he flicks the ball into the penalty area and Fabian Delph runs on to control it and fires past Rotherham keeper Scott Shearer.

  79. 2056: 
    Aston Villa 2-0 Rotherham

    Steve Evans fancied a cupset from his Rotherham side tonight, but his side are struggling to break down Aston Villa now - the hosts always capable of mounting a counter through Gabriel Agbonlahor, Andreas Weimann and Christian Benteke too.

    Three-time League Cup winner Mark Lawrenson on 5 live SportMorecambe 0-0 Newcastle

    "Shola Ameobi will give Newcastle presence in both penalty boxes, given they struggled to defend Morecambe's corners in the first half."

    Listen live to 5 live Sport live from Globe Arena right now.

  81. 2054: 
    WHAT A MISS- Morecambe 0-0 Newcastle

    Shola Ameobi spurns a great opportunity after coming on at half-time. He is set clean through of the Morecambe defence by Dan Gosling's pass but he scoops the ball over the bar. Still, he's made a difference already.

  82. 2054: 
    CLOSE!- Stoke 2-0 Walsall

    Stoke so close to a third. Ryan Shawcross with a marauding run down the right - we don't say that too often - and Charlie Adam is denied by the Walsall keeper's legs. In other news, on-loan winger Oussama Assaidi is on for his debut, replacing Brek Shea.

  83. 2051: 
    GOAL- Celtic 2-0 Shakhter Karagandy - Georgios Samaras (48 mins) (Agg: 2-2)
    Kris Commons (left) and Giorgios Samaras

    Magic stuff at Celtic Park as Mikael Lustig takes a shot from the edge of the area and Georgios Samaras intercepts the ball 10 yards out and buries a second for the hosts.

    You can follow all the action from the match on a dedicated live text.

  84. 2050: 
    KICK-OFF- Celtic 1-0 Shakhter Karagandy

    We are back under way at Celtic Park, and we have a real humdinger in store for the second half. Celtic need two more goals to guarantee a place in tomorrow's draw for the group stages of the Champions League.

  85. 2048: 
    Everton 1-1 Stevenage

    I agree with Steven [see tweet below]. I'm amazed there hasn't been more clubs sniffing around Kevin Mirallas this summer. The Belgian has some serious talent.


    Steven Pembridge: For his first start in English football Deulofeu has impressed so far, him and Mirallas in the same team would be frightening.

    Simon Atkins: I've got Chelsea and Spurs top two, that just seeks further to confirm it. High ambition, high quality.

  87. 2045: 

    AC Milan are on their way to the Champions League group stage for a fifth consecutive year if they can hold onto their 1-0 lead against PSV Eindhoven. Kevin-Prince Boateng's ninth-minute strike gives them a 2-1 lead on aggregate.

    Real Sociedad survived early pressure from Lyon and look happy to hold onto their 2-0 advantage over the French side.

    Plzen also look like they are heading through. The Czech club lead 1-0 on the night against Slovenia's Maribor - 4-1 on aggregate.

  88. 2043: 

    I've got some transfer news for you to chew over during your half-time pie/chocolate bar/bovril. And guess what? It concerns Tottenham, with Italian club Roma claiming Argentine forward Erik Lamela is to join Spurs for £25.7m (30m euros).

    Spurs are also working on a deal to sign Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen, 21, from Dutch side Ajax. Could AVB be putting together a team which can challenge for the title?

  89. 2040: 
    HALF-TIME- Accrington 0-0 Cardiff

    Not a vintage half of cup football from either side, with few goal chances and an injury to Cardiff's big-money buy Andreas Cornelius that will cause concern for visiting boss Malky Mackay. Here's hoping for some blistering team talks during the break.

  90. 2037: 

    Gerard Deulofeu is impressing for Everton tonight. How good does he look, Toffees fans? Is he ready to be thrown into Premier League action yet? Let me know.


    Deryck Harlick: Same old Newcastle. This is a cup that should be taken seriously and yet once again we're being outclassed. Should do better.

    Dale Wright: My French colleague is at Forest v Millwall for his first taste of English football. Doesn't sound like he'll have a second...

  92. 2035:  
    Three-time League Cup winner Mark Lawrenson on 5 live SportHALF-TIME- Morecambe 0-0 Newcastle

    "Quite simply, Morecambe have been the better team. They have been very quick and Newcastle have cleared two shots from the goal line. At the moment they look like the Premier League team."

    Listen live to 5 live Sport live from Globe Arena right now.

  93. 2035: 
    HALF-TIME- Everton 1-1 Stevenage
  94. 2035: 
    HALF-TIME- Nottingham Forest 0-0 Millwall
  95. 2034: 
    HALF-TIME- Aston Villa 2-0 Rotherham
  96. 2034: 
    OUCH!- Accrington 0-0 Cardiff

    Andreas Cornelius goes down under a heavy tackle clutching his left ankle and the stretcher is summoned to take the £7.5m Dane to the sidelines. Rudy Gestede comes on to replace him up front for Cardiff.

  97. 2034: 
    GOAL- Everton 1-1 Stevenage - Gerard Deulofeu (45 mins)

    Everton equalise on the stroke of half-time as Spanish teenager Gerard Deulofeu scores on his Everton debut with a mazy run into the Stevenage box before curling a shot in off the far post. He is on a season-long loan from Barcelona.

  98. 2033: 
    HALF-TIME- Morecambe 0-0 Newcastle
  99. 2033: 
    HALF-TIME- Watford 1-0 Bournemouth
  100. 2033: 
    HALF-TIME- Stoke 2-0 Walsall
  101. 2033: 
    HALF-TIME- Celtic 1-0 Shakhter Karagandy
  102. 2031: 
    GOAL- Celtic 1-0 Shakhter Karagandy - Kris Commons 45 mins (1-2)

    Pick that one out. Celtic Park is rocking as Kris Commons nips the ball off the toes of Georgios Samaras and rifles in a swerving shot from 25 yards which gives the goalkeeper no chance. The second half is set up nicely now.

  103. 2030: 
    Stoke 2-0 Walsall

    Walsall's chances at the Britannia Stadium have been in short supply but Craig Westcarr has just sent an effort wide of Thomas Sorensen's goal.

  104. 2029: 

    Steady on Gregory [see tweet below]. It would be a shock - but shock of the century?


    Simon Atkins: Well-deserved goal there from Stevenage. Can they hang on?

    Gregory Frenger: Would love to see a Stevenage win tonight! Would be shock of the century!

    Wallace Poulter: Unlucky for Everton who dominated until the goal, but Stevenage came to play and are not over-awed. A proper cup tie...

  106. 2028: 
    Morecambe 0-0 Newcastle

    Gael Bigirimana has a rare chance for Newcastle but after Kevin Ellison clears a corner to the midfielder, his shot is blocked by the Stevenage striker. It was on the way in too.

  107. 2027: 
    Watford 1-0 Bournemouth

    Bournemouth are coming back into the game at Vicarage Road and Brett Pitman has just gone close after latching onto a mistake by Watford defender Marco Faraoni but he snatched his shot from a tight angle and it flew high and wide.

    The Cherries onslaught continues with Andrew Surman guiding a header from Marc Pugh's cross inches wide of the Watford post.

  108. 2027: 
    GOAL- Aston Villa 2-0 Rotherham - Christian Benteke (40 mins)

    Gabriel Agbonlahor gets free down the right and Christian Benteke heads in, via the post, from six yards out. Rotherham won't be the last team to suffer at the hands of the pacy duo this season.

  109. 2026: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Watford 1-0 Bournemouth

    Bournemouth go close to an equaliser with Brett Pitman's free kick superbly tipped onto the post by Watford keeper Jonathan Bond.

  110. 2024: 
    Morecambe 0-0 Newcastle
    Dan Gosling of Newcastle (left) and Morecambe's Stewart Drummond

    BBC Sport's Phil Cartwright at the Globe Arena: "Alan Pardew has rarely moved from the edge of his technical area, arms folded in a sharp suit, then jotting down notes for his half-time team-talk. His opposite number, Jim Bentley, is a bundle of energy, kicking every ball and encouraging his team at every turn. He'll be the happier of the two managers by far.

    "Oh, and I there have been a couple of derogatory chants from the Newcastle fans aimed at Mike Ashley and Joe Kinnear. I won't repeat them, as the language is pretty tasty and I quite like this job."

  111. 2023: 

    AC Milan's Stephan El Shaarawy almost extends their one-goal advantage over PSV Eindhoven but his left-foot volley smashes against the crossbar. But the Dutch have gone close themselves with Netherlands international Adam Maher forcing two good saves from Christian Abbiati.

    In Spain, French side Lyon don't look like overturning their 2-0 deficit to Real Sociedad, who could make their return to the Champions League group stage for the first time in 10 years.

  112. 2021: 
    GOAL- Everton 0-1 Stevenage - Luke Freeman (36 mins)

    Sorry Everton fans, that's a classic case of commentator's curse. Luke Freeman puts Stevenage into dreamland with a long-range shot as FA Cup winner Roberto Martinez is given a Capital One Cup jolt in his new job as Everton manager.

  113. 2021: 
    Everton 0-0 Stevenage

    Morecambe might be giving Newcastle the runaround, but Everton are dictating things against Stevenage - Gerard Deulofeu looking lively in the final third. But then what do you expect from a summer signing from Barcelona?

  114. 2021: 
    Watford 1-0 Bournemouth

    Bournemouth go close to an equaliser with Brett Pitman's free kick superbly tipped onto the post by Watford keeper Jonathan Bond.

    Three-time League Cup winner Mark Lawrenson on 5 live SportMorecambe 0-0 Newcastle

    "Quite simply, Morecambe's workrate is higher than Newcastle's. They are willing to chase anything and everything down. There is no such thing as a lost cause for Morecambe at the moment."

    Listen live to 5 live Sport live from Globe Arena right now.

  116. 2020: 
    Morecambe 0-0 Newcastle

    Padraig Amond twice goes close again as the Morecambe striker fires a rising shot, and then a lower one, towards goal but Rob Elliot is equal to the efforts on both occasions. He's far the busier of the two keepers, though.

  117. 2017: 
    Celtic 0-0 Shakhter Karagandy (0-2)

    Celtic boss Neil Lennon is starting to show his frustration on the touchline with his side failing to make a breakthrough in the opening half-hour despite piling on the pressure. Shakhter may be new to this stage of the Champions League but they look veterans with all the time-killing tactics of a European great.


    Phil in Edinburgh on 81111 on text: This has all the makings of a giant killing. Just hope Newcastle repay there fans with a decent performance - or at least a goal!

    Stuart from Tamworth on 81111 on text: Glad Paul Lambert is taking this seriously. That's a strong team selection. A trip to Wembley in any competition is special, especially as the Capital One Cup final is my birthday.

  119. 2015: 
    GOAL- Stoke 2-0 Walsall - Kenwyne Jones (31 mins)

    I think we can rule out a Walsall cup shock tonight as Kenwyne Jones bundles home from a corner. Is the striker finally finding his Stoke shooting boots? A player who flatters to deceive so often.

  120. 2014: 
    Nottingham Forest 0-0 Millwall

    Little action at the City Ground with a half-chance for Millwall's Liam Feeney the best opportunity but the midfielder shot straight at Dorus De Vries. You wouldn't know who was top and who was second bottom of the Championship on the evidence of this match so far.

    Three-time League Cup winner Mark Lawrenson on 5 live SportMorecambe 0-0 Newcastle

    "If you just walked into this ground in the last couple of minutes you would not know which of these is the Premier League team..."

    Listen live to 5 live Sport live from Globe Arena right now.

  122. 2012: 
    Watford 1-0 Bournemouth

    Watford go close to doubling their lead with Fernando Forestieri inches away from tapping Marco Faraoni's whipped cross into the net.

  123. 2011: 
    Accrington 0-0 Cardiff

    Cardiff skipper Mark Hudson has a header cleared off the Accrington goal-line after Craig Noone sends in a dangerous in-swinging cross.

  124. 2009: 
    CLOSE!- Morecambe 0-0 Newcastle

    Morecambe come very close to opening the scoring at the Globe Arena as Dan Gosling chests the ball off the line, with the ball bouncing of the post following Padraig Amond's header from a corner. Gosling has earned his wages already tonight.

  125. 2009: 
    Everton 0-0 Stevenage
    Everton's Bryan Oviedo (right) eludes Stevenage's Luke Freeman

    No goals at Goodison Park so far, with both sides tussling to get on top. Ross Barkley is bossing the game in midfield - Everton look to have found one there, while winger Bryan Oviedo is also in the Toffees's starting XI.


    Shiftz: As a Toon fan, the fact that I'm nervous about playing Morecambe surely indicates how far Pardew has taken us.

    Sam Wakwoorser: Personally I think Cabaye deserves first team Champions League football. Don't like the way he is refusing to play though....

    Elliot Hunter: You sense that if Celtic score one goal, then a second and third may follow quickly. Total control.

  127. 2007: 
    GOAL- Stoke 1-0 Walsall - Kenwyne Jones (22 mins)

    Kenwyne Jones gives much-changed Stoke the lead with an emphatic finish after Walsall were guilty of squandering possession in the area.

  128. 2005: 
    GOAL- Aston Villa 1-0 Rotherham - Andreas Weimann (19 mins)

    Aston Villa, who have weathered some Rotherham pressure well, go into the lead when Andreas Weimann rifles in from 25 yards after his initial shot was blocked.

  129. 2004: 

    AC Milan look like they have got it under control [2001] - it just wouldn't be the Champions League if they were not involved in the group stages. As for Plzen, there's a tremendous brewery near their ground that is worth checking out for supporters of English clubs should they be pitted in the same group.

  130. 2001: 

    Former Portsmouth midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng fires AC Milan ahead against PSV Eindhoven to put the Italians 2-1 ahead on aggregate.

    There is also an early goal in Slovenia where Stanislav Tecl's fourth minute strike for Plzen gives the Czech's a 4-1 aggregate lead over Maribor.

  131. 2000: 
    GOAL- Watford 1-0 Bournemouth - Elliott Ward own goal (16 mins)

    Elliott Ward, who celebrated the birth of his baby boy earlier in the week, turns a speculative cross into his own net after 16 minutes as Watford take the lead.

    Three-time League Cup winner Mark Lawrenson on 5 live SportMorecambe 0-0 Newcastle

    "Listen, this is League Two stuff, this is the way it is. You've got to work hard and trust that your skill will eventually get you there. For a time this is going to be really tough for Newcastle."

    Listen live to 5 live Sport live from Globe Arena right now.

  133. 1959: 
    Morecambe 0-0 Newcastle

    BBC Sport's Phil Cartwright: "While devouring my pre-match steak and ale pie (if they're good enough for Harrods, they're good enough for me) I dropped in on Jim Bentley speaking to the Morecambe fans in the hospitality section. He promised them that his team would give everything and they're doing just that, almost taking the lead through Mark Hughes's header.

    "Meanwhile, if the travelling Newcastle fans are disappointed with the way things are panning out for their club at the moment, they're not showing it. They haven't shut up yet, and there are no signs of dissention thus far..."

  134. 1957: 
    Watford 0-0 Bournemouth

    Despite being turned over 6-1 by Watford in the league earlier this month it is Bournemouth who are enjoying the majority of early possession, although chances are few and far between at Vicarage Road.

  135. 1957: 
    Celtic 0-0 Shakhter Karagandy (0-2)

    Celtic make a lively start with a powerful Mikael Lustig header tipped over by keeper Mokin. Anthony Stokes then takes the ball around Mokin but Shakhter have players back to clear the ball off the line.

    Three-time League Cup winner Mark Lawrenson on 5 live SportMorecambe 0-0 Newcastle

    "Morecambe are playing downhill a little bit. This is going to be a great test for Newcastle. Morecambe will load the penalty area every opportunity they can, and they've got some big ol' boys. There is a real physical difference in terms of height and strength."

    Listen to 5 live Sport live from Globe Arena right now.

  137. 1956: 
    CLOSE!- Morecambe 0-0 Newcastle

    It almost gets a whole lot worse for Newcastle as Mark Hughes - no relation to the Stoke manager - loses his marker and has a header cleared off the line by Dan Gosling. The Shrimps are up for this.

  138. 1953: 
    Aston Villa 0-0 Rotherham

    A bright start, but still no real chances, for Aston Villa who have named a strong side tonight - probably because they don't have a weekend Premier League game to think about thanks to Chelsea's involvement in the Super Cup. And probably because Paul Lambert is still haunted by that defeat to Bradford last season.

  139. 1952: 
    Morecambe 0-0 Newcastle

    I'm interested to see how that Animal Fitness Training [1856] helps Morecambe tonight. Did they actually do all of that with a straight face? Not that I'd be arguing with a professional wrestler...


    SamoanBH: It sickens me that a player being paid so much can refuse to do his job and still receive his weekly pay packet.

    Matt Graham: I think Pardew has a lot to answer for in terms of how the team plays and the attitude of the players

    Nathan Coverdale: All of Newcastle's supposed young fringe players are 21/22 - if you haven't cracked first team by that age, you're never going to.

  141. 1950: 
    Morecambe 0-0 Newcastle

    An early chance for Newcastle as Sammy Ameobi does a few step-overs on the left before putting the ball into the box where Dan Gosling heads over the bar. It would have settled some nerves if that had gone in.


    Neil, a "realistic Geordie", on 81111 on text: Why would losing be a bad thing? With a weakened team you can use an excuse. It gives the main XI less games over the season. The squad is very thin, and it's never going to win the cup so why not give the injury-prone players more time off between the league games?

    Jules on 81111 on text: Get off Newcastle's back- it's football, stop making such a drama about it! Focus on the sport, not turning it into Eastenders.

    Morecambe v Newcastle (1945 BST)
  144. 1947: 
    Celtic v Shakhter Karagandy (1945 BST)

    We're also under way in Glasgow, and the other Capital One Cup matches in England. Now all we need is that first goal...

  145. 1946: 
    KICK-OFF- Morecambe 0-0 Newcastle

    We're under way at the Globe Arena, where Morecambe supporters are out in force for one of the biggest matches in their club's history. THE biggest in recent years, according to their nightclub-bouncer looking manager Jim Bentley.

  146. 1944: 

    Right then, we're almost set. Put the cat out, quickly make a brew and settle down for some midweek football.


    Tom Woodcock: I think some Newcastle fans, including me, are hoping we lose tonight because we want rid of Pardew.

    Ms SK: What a weak team Newcastle are putting out. I'm worried. A lot of the players wouldn't get a game for some Championship teams.

    Chris Parker: Cardiff didn't put up much of a fight in the cups last year to focus on the league - Accrington could be one to watch tonight.

    BBC Radio 5 liveMorecambe v Newcastle (1945 BST)

    Newcastle manager Alan Pardew on 5 live Sport: "As a manager you have to show faith in your group of players and in this competition. The greater crime is to bring young players to the club and not use them. So they get an opportunity tonight, and it's a fantastic platform for them to show they're good enough and that they have a future here at Newcastle. We've got to do fantastically in the Premier League this year, but we also need a result here at Morecambe. Good luck to the youngsters - I hope they do well."

  149. 1943: 
    LINE-UPS- Accrington v Cardiff (1945 BST)

    Accrington Stanley: Bettinelli, Murphy, Aldred, Atkinson, Liddle, Joyce, Richardson, Naismith, Hatfield, Mingoia, Clark. Subs: McCartan, Gray, Carver, Windass, Ben Wilson, Mahoney, Jenkins.

    Cardiff: Lewis, Brayford, Hudson, McNaughton, John, Smith, Mutch, Cowie, Noone, Cornelius, Maynard. Subs: Gestede, Mason, Conway, Lappin, Moore, Harris, Oshilaja.

    Three-time League Cup winner Mark Lawrenson on 5 live SportMorecambe v Newcastle (1945 BST)

    "I think Yohan Cabaye wants to go. I've always been of the view that if you have a player who wants out, and he's seen the bright lights of what he perceives is a bigger side playing Champions League football, let him go. The only good thing for Alan Pardew is that he's known for a while now - Plan B might now be to bring someone else in if and when the inevitable happens."

    Listen to 5 live Sport live from Globe Arena right now.


    Tom on 81111 on text: Newcastle will need two midfielders to replace Cabaye when he leaves. I would even be happy with Joey Barton - it seems impossible after what happened, but this after all is Newcastle United we're talking about...

    Alistair in Cambridge on 81111 on text: Newcastle lost 4-0 away at City and 1-0 at home to West Ham last year. Technically a point better off than last year. I'm not saying it's all rosy but problems exaggerated perhaps?

    Patrick from Bath on 81111 on text: Give Pardew a break. He got us to fifth two seasons ago! If you're going to blame anyone it should be Mike Ashley.

  152. 1938: 
    LINE-UPS- Celtic v Shakhter Karagandy (1945 BST)

    Celtic: Forster, Matthews, Mulgrew, Ambrose, Lustig, Commons, Ledley, Brown, Forrest, Stokes, Samaras. Subs: Zaluska, Izaguirre, van Dijk, McGeouch, Boerrigter, Balde, Watt.

    Shakhter Karagandy: Mokin, Dzidic, Poryvaev, Vasiljevic, Malyi, Simcevic, Ghazaryan, Vicius, Canas, Finonchenko, Khizhnichenko. Subs: Pokatilov, Tarasov, Gabyshev, Baizhanov, Darabayev, Murtazaev, Zenkovich.

    Referee: Svein Oddvar Moen (Norway)

  153. 1938: 
    LINE-UPS- Stoke v Walsall (1945 BST)

    Stoke: Sorensen, Wilkinson, Shawcross, Huth, Muniesa, Pennant, Whelan, Palacios, Adam, Shea, Jones. Subs: Assaidi, Wilson, Nzonzi, Kightly, Butland, Shotton, Jerome.

    Walsall: O'Donnell, James Chambers, Butler, Downing, Taylor, Baxendale, Mantom, Featherstone, Hemmings, Westcarr, Sawyers. Subs: Purkiss, Holden, Benning, Morris, Roberts, Hewitt, McQuilkin.

    Referee: Michael Naylor (Sheffield)

  154. 1938: 
    LINE-UPS- Morecambe v Newcastle (1945 BST)

    Morecambe: Roche, Wright, Hughes, Parrish, Diagne, Fleming, Drummond, Williams, Amond, Sampson, Ellison. Subs: Threlfall, Kenyon, Marshall, McCready, McGee, Mwasile, Arestidou.

    Newcastle: Elliot, Debuchy, Yanga-Mbiwa, Good, Dummett, Bigirimana, Gosling, Marveaux, Vuckic, Sammy Ameobi, Gouffran. Subs: Santon, Sissoko, Anita, Ben Arfa, Shola Ameobi, Alnwick, Streete.

    Referee: Mark Haywood (W Yorkshire)

  155. 1938: 
    LINE-UPS- Nottingham Forest v Millwall (1945 BST)

    Nottm Forest: De Vries, Jara, Lascelles, Collins, Harding, Paterson, Moussi, Gillett, Abdoun, Cox, Derbyshire. Subs: Guedioura, Reid, Halford, Miller, Blackstock, Majewski, Al-Rashidi.

    Millwall: Bywater, Smith, Robinson, Beevers, Malone, Feeney, Bailey, Woolford, Abdou, Martin, McDonald. Subs: Dunne, Henry, Chaplow, Keogh, Osborne, Marshall, Marquis.

    Referee: Mark Heywood (Cheshire)

  156. 1937: 
    LINE-UPS- Watford v Bournemouth (1945 BST)

    Watford: Bond, Battocchio, Brown, Belkalem, Ekstrand, Murray, Pudil, Faraoni, Smith, Caballero, Forestieri. Subs: Almunia, Angella, McGugan, Fabbrini, Anya, Ikpeazu, O'Nien.

    Bournemouth: Allsop, Francis, Elphick, Ward, Harte, Pugh, Surman, Hughes, MacDonald, Fraser, Pitman. Subs: Cook, Grabban, Thomas, Coulibaly, McDermott, Addison, Flahavan.

    Referee: Darren Deadman (Cambridgeshire)

  157. 1937: 
    LINE-UPS- Everton v Stevenage (1945 BST)

    Everton: Robles, Hibbert, Heitinga, Jagielka, Naismith, Deulofeu, Stones, Osman, Oviedo, Barkley, Kone. Subs: Baines, Jelavic, Mirallas, Distin, Coleman, Howard, Fellaini.

    Stevenage: Day, Jimmy Smith, Ashton, Hartley, Gray, Deacon, Dunne, Doughty, Freeman, Shroot, Charles. Subs: Arnold, Jones, Burrow, Heslop, Tansey, Haber, Tounkara.

    Referee: Keith Stroud (Hampshire)

  158. 1937: 
    LINE-UPS- Aston Villa v Rotherham (1945 BST)

    Aston Villa: Steer, Bacuna, Okore, Vlaar, Bennett, El Ahmadi, Westwood, Delph, Weimann, Benteke, Agbonlahor. Subs: Guzan, Clark, Helenius, Herd, Sylla, Tonev, Lowton.

    Rotherham: Shearer, Bradley, Morgan, Arnason, Skarz, Agard, Frecklington, O'Connor, Pringle, Revell, Milsom. Subs: Brindley, Hylton, Tubbs, Collin, Tidser, Rowe.

    Referee: Simon Hooper (Wiltshire)

  159. 1937: 
    CHERRIES SEND OUT A STATEMENT- Watford v Bournemouth (1945 BST)

    It's also been a good few days in the transfer marker for Bournemouth, who have signed Malmo striker Tokelo Rantie for an undisclosed fee, thought to be a club record.

    The 22-year-old has won 12 caps for South Africa after making his debut against Botswana last year.

    "I imagine he will be unknown to people in England, but he is a very exciting prospect and a fantastic talent," assistant manager Jason Tindall said. "He's a full international as well and I'm sure he will have the fans on the edge of their seats.

    "It shows the direction we are going in, the ambition of the club and I think it sends out a statement to everybody as well."

  160. 1935: 

    Come on Stoke fans, let me know what life is like under your new manager. Mark Hughes replaced Tony Pulis over the summer, and registered his first victory over the weekend. To cap a decent few days, Morocco international Oussama Assaidi has joined on a season-long loan from Liverpool.

    "He is an exciting player who has great pace and is very direct," Hughes said. "He will certainly add another dimension to what we already have at the club."

  161. 1935: 
    TEAM NEWS- Aston Villa v Rotherham (1945 BST)

    Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert names a strong side and perhaps it is no surprise as his side were due to play Chelsea, and now have the weekend off because Jose Mourinho's side are facing Bayern Munich in the European Super Cup on Friday. So Christian Benteke, Gabriel Agbonlahor and Andreas Weimann all start and there are only three changes to the team that lost to Liverpool on Saturday with one of them, goalkeeper Jed Steer, making his Villa debut.

    Rotherham boss Steve Evans makes one change to the team that drew with Shrewsbury on Saturday as his team continued their unbeaten start to the season. Midfielder Robert Milsom replaces striker Matt Tubbs.

    Three-time League Cup winner Mark Lawrenson on 5 live SportMorecambe v Newcastle (1945 BST)

    "If I was Newcastle my team would be strong. If you then get into a position after 70 minutes where you are 3-0 up, you can then just take three of your best players off. They really, really badly need a win, and they certainly don't need the ignominy tonight of going out to Morecambe."

    Listen to 5 live Sport live from Globe Arena right now.


    Robin Gelder: I have a bad feeling about tonight - Morecambe may well beat us...

    Russell Edge: I'm a very nervous Newcastle fan, who's watching the match with my girlfriend's family. A loss, and I'll never live it down.

  164. 1930: 
    ALL-CHAMPIONSHIP AFFAIR- Nottingham Forest v Millwall (1945 BST)

    Nottingham Forest have made a dream start to the Championship campaign, topping the table with 10 points from their first four matches. In contrast, it looks like it could be a season of toil for Millwall as they continue to search for their first win. Not that manager Steve Lomas is one to shy away from a challenge.

    "I am enjoying my time here," Lomas told the South London Press. I could have stayed up in Scotland and settled there. But I wanted to come here and test myself - and this is a real test.

    "I am enjoying it, as perverse as that may seem, but you have to take stock when things aren't going well. I'm sure if we keep performing like we did we'll get our rewards."

  165. 1927: 
    WILL THE TOFFEES COME UNSTUCK?- Everton v Stevenage (1945 BST)

    Is tonight's cup shock going to come courtesy of Stevenage? The League One side's midfielder James Dunne certainly hopes so.

    "You've got to think of a win," he told The Comet. "There's no point in going there and saying 'it's Everton, we're probably going to lose'.

    "That's not how we are going to go there. We are going there thinking that we want to win and we want to get through to the next round."

    Three-time League Cup winner Mark Lawrenson on 5 live SportMorecambe v Newcastle (1945 BST)

    "Newcastle look relaxed, but I was just speaking to coach John Carver and they know they need a win. They feel that everyone in the world is against them at the moment. They didn't play well at the weekend and there have been things off the pitch. They are desperately trying to get some players in, but then aren't everybody?"

    Listen to 5 live Sport live from Globe Arena right now.

  167. 1921: 
    TEAM NEWS- Accrington v Cardiff (1945 BST)

    Accrington Stanley make three changes from the side that lost against Cheltenham, including a debut for goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli who has been signed on an emergency loan from Fulham to cover for Ian Dunbavin.

    The Reds have Danny Webber suspended, while Nicky Hunt, Dean Winnard, George Miller and Laurence Wilson are all injured.

  168. 1920: 
    TEAM NEWS- Celtic v Shakhter Karagandy (1945 BST)

    There are three Celtic changes to the XI that started in the first leg, with Adam Matthews, Efe Ambrose and Anthony Stokes coming in. Kris Commons, Georgios Samaras and James Forrest were all injury concerns, along with Stokes, but are fit enough to play.

    Dirk Boerrigter has been struggling with an ankle knock but is able to take a place on the bench. Virgil van Dijk and Steven Mouyokolo drop out, so it's a new-look pairing in central defence, With Ambrose joined by either Mikael Lustig or Charlie Mulgrew. Welsh full-back Matthews makes up the back four.

    You can follow all the action from the match on a dedicated live text.

  169. 1918: 
    MILLERS EYE CUP UPSET- Aston Villa v Rotherham (1945 BST)

    Things are looking a lot rosier for Aston Villa since they were knocked out of this competition by League Two Bradford City last season. Paul Lambert has named a strong team for tonight's visit of Rotherham, but his opposite number Steve Evans is no stranger to cup shocks.

    "Some people thought I was mad when I said that Crawley Town, who were then non-league, had a chance of beating Man United at Old Trafford and we nearly did," Evans told BBC Radio Sheffield.

    "This Rotherham side is better than that Crawley team and I believe we can win there. This is a night that could go down in history for this club."

    No pressure then, Millers.

  170. 1915: 
    TEAM NEWS- Accrington v Cardiff (1945 BST)

    Cardiff boss Malky Mackay names a completely new starting XI from the one that shocked Manchester City in the Premier League on Sunday. That includes a first competitive start for £7.5m Denmark striker Andreas Cornelius, who partners Nicky Maynard up front. Club captain Mark Hudson also makes his first competitive start of the season and leads the side at the Store First Stadium.

  171. 1914: 
    TEAM NEWS- Everton v Stevenage (1945 BST)

    Everton striker Arouna Kone makes his first start since joining the Toffees from Wigan this summer as boss Roberto Martinez makes eight changes to the team that drew with West Brom last weekend. Goalkeeper Joel Robles makes his debut, as do Spanish teenager Gerard Deulofeu and former Barnsley defender John Stones. Leighton Baines and Marouane Fellaini are on the bench.

    Stevenage boss Graham Westley names an unchanged side after James Dunne's injury-time goal earned their first League One win of the season on Saturday against Notts County.

  172. 1913: 
    TEAM NEWS- Nottingham Forest v Millwall (1945 BST)

    In an all-Championship clash, leaders Nottingham Forest host Millwall, whose new boss Steve Lomas is still searching for his first win since taking over in the summer.

    Lomas makes six changes from the weekend while his opposite number Billy Davies has changed his entire starting line-up from the side that drew at Watford.

    GET INVOLVED- Aston Villa v Rotherham (1945 BST)
    Holte End, Villa Park

    Rotherham supporter Andrew Flanagan tweets his support for his beloved Millers as he takes his seat opposite the iconic Holte End at Villa Park.

    Send us your snaps from around the grounds using #bbcfootball on Twitter.

  174. 1912: 
    TEAM NEWS- Watford v Bournemouth

    Watford are boosted by the return of defender Joel Ekstrand to the starting line up after he missed the weekend's game with an ankle injury. Tommie Hoban (ankle) and Nyron Nosworthy (achilles) miss out while star striker Troy Deeney is rested.

    Elliott Ward is available for Bournemouth following the birth of his child while Marc Pugh also returns from injury. The Cherries are still without Charlie Daniels and Matt Ritchie.

  175. 1910: 
    TEAM NEWS- Stoke v Walsall (1945 BST)

    Stoke make eight changes to the side that beat Crystal Palace at the weekend. Wilson Palacios returns to the side following minor surgery as does winger Brek Shea who has recently come back from a long-standing knee injury.

    Andrew Taylor makes his first appearance of the season after his ankle injury with Walsall making three changes to the side that lost to Brentford at the weekend.


    Paul Moore: I don't feel one bit sorry for Alan Pardew. He knew he was taking on a poisoned chalice - look how Hughton was treated!

    Ajibola Bodmas: Cabaye is a disgrace. With Newcastle still paying his wages, how on earth can he refuse to play?

  177. 1907: 
    TEAM NEWS- Morecambe v Newcastle (1945 BST)

    BBC Sport's Phil Cartwright at the Globe Arena: "Newcastle manager Alan Pardew makes eight changes from the weekend draw with West Ham, with only Mathieu Debuchy, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa and Sylvain Marveaux keeping their places. The likes of Hatem Ben Arfa, Moussa Sissoko and Shola Ameobi are on the bench, just in case things don't go to plan for the visitors.

    "As for Morecambe, they welcome back Andrew Wright from suspension, while the vastly-experienced Stewart Drummond is paired alongside Ryan Williams, their match-winner against Wolves in round one, in midfield."

  178. 1907: 

    AC Milan coach Massimilano Allegri is a wary of a dangerous PSV Eindhoven, featuring former Manchester United midfielder Park Ji-sung, in their finely-balanced second leg. Milan drew 1-1 in the Netherlands and Allegri said: "PSV are a team that creates a lot and we cannot think of doing a defensive game."

    French side Lyon will be the highest-profile casualties of the play-offs unless they can overturn a 2-0 first-leg deficit to Real Sociedad in Spain. Czech club Plzen travel to Slovenia's Maribor with a 3-1 advantage.

    Russian side Zenit St Petersburg are already through to the group stage after beating Portugal's Pacos Ferreira 4-2 in the night's early kick-off for an 8-3 victory on aggregate.

  179. 1904: 
    STANLEY UP FOR THE CUP- Accrington v Cardiff (1945 BST)

    They don't sacrifice sheep in Accrington, but Stanley will fancy their chances of taking down the Bluebirds this evening. The last time Cardiff travelled to Lancashire for a cup tie, they were beaten by non-league Macclesfield Town. Tonight they face an Accrington side who beat Middlesbrough in the last round, but what's there to fear from a League Two side when you have just turned over Manchester City?

  180. 1902: 
    CAN CELTIC KEEP THE DREAM ALIVE?- Celtic v Shakhter Karagandy (1945 BST)

    It's also a big night for Celtic, who must overturn a two-goal deficit against Kazakh side Shakhter Karagandy to ensure a spot in the group stages of the Champions League.

    It remains to be seen whether Shakhter will be the same side away from home, especially considering they won't be able to sacrifice a sheep before the game as they did in the first leg.

    I bet there were a few Glasgow-based sheep delighted with that decision.

    You can follow all the action from the match on a dedicated live text.

    GET INVOLVED- Morecambe v Newcastle (1945 BST)
    Globe Arena

    BBC Sport's Phil Cartwright at Morecambe v Newcastle: In position at the Globe Arena. Weather and pitch perfect.

    You can join in tonight, sending us pictures of you travelling to the game, seated at the ground, queuing for your pie or enjoying the match. Just send us your snap using #bbcfootball.

  182. 1900: 
    BREAKING ASTON VILLA TEAM NEWS- Aston Villa v Rotherham (1945 BST)

    A strong forward line for Aston Villa tonight, with Christian Benteke, Gabriel Agbonlahor and Andreas Weimann all starting for Paul Lambert's men.

    BBC Radio 5 liveANIMAL FITNESS TRAINING- Morecambe v Newcastle (1945 BST)

    Professional wrestler Jamie Hutchinson, also known as the Psychotic Warrior Johnny Phere, told 5 live Breakfast earlier that he has helped Morecambe prepare for tonight: "I've won a few shows at the Globe Arena, which is where Morecambe play their football, and it went from there.

    "I've given them some unique training, which I invented myself - I call it Animal Fitness Training. You mimic the movements of animals, as silly as it sounds, but it's fantastic stuff as it covers everything. It's great for athletes, as it's all about strength and speed.

    "It's the first time I've dealt with a professional team, but they struggled a bit. I've helped build up their mental toughness and their focus."

  184. 1856: 
    YOU JUST NEVER KNOW- Morecambe v Newcastle (1945 BST)
    Jim Bentley

    These are exciting times to be a Morecambe fan. Jim Bentley's side knocked out Wolves in the last round and warmed up for tonight's clash with Newcastle by beating Exeter in League Two at the weekend. Can they spring another cup shock tonight?

    "Not many people would have given us a chance against Wolves but no disrespect to Wolves, Newcastle are a bigger club that play at a higher level," Bentley told the Morecambe Visitor.

    "No-one in the country will expecting us to win the game but they'll be getting right behind us because everyone loves the underdog. It's for us to go out there and put a good show on and really work hard. You never know in football."

  185. 1853: 
    BREAKING EVERTON TEAM NEWS- Everton v Stevenage (1945 BST)

    Manchester United targets Leighton Baines and Marouane Fellaini are on the bench, while Arouna Kone makes his first start for Everton.

  186. 1852: 
    BREAKING NEWCASTLE TEAM NEWS- Morecambe v Newcastle (1945 BST)

    Newcastle make eight changes to their team for tonight's match against Morecambe, with Yohan Cabaye once again left out of the squad. Sammy Ameobi and Yoan Gouffran come into the starting line-up to spearhead the Magpies' strikeforce.

  187. 1851: 
    PROBLEMS MOUNT UP FOR PARDS- Morecambe v Newcastle (1945 BST)

    Let's kick off our build-up by talking Newcastle. Alan Pardew's side have taken just one point from their opening two Premier League matches and have failed to find the target in either. Earlier this month, club legend Alan Shearer suggested the amount of French players (11) at the club was unhealthy, while Yohan Cabaye refused to play in the weekend draw against West Ham following a £10m bid from Arsenal. Suddenly, a cup trip to League Two Morecambe looks a dangerous proposition.


    As ever, the floor is yours this evening. I want to hear from Newcastle supporters about the current problems at St James' Park, and anybody who is going to a match tonight. If you see something interesting on your way to the game send us your photos, using #bbcfootball, or ping a text to 81111. Good stuff.

  189. 1849: 

    Good evening everybody, and welcome to another helping of midweek football.

    Whether you are a Newcastle supporter fearing a Capital One Cup shock, a Celtic fan keeping everything crossed for a spot in the next round of the Champions League, or a Morecambe fan dreaming of another giantkilling feat, you're in the right place.

    We've got five Champions League matches and seven Capital One Cup ties to keep us interested tonight, so sit back, grab your Wednesday night treat - a reward for reaching halfway in the working week - and join us for another evening of knockout football.

  190. 1845: 
    Alan Pardew

    A year is a long time in the life of Newcastle United Football Club.

    In May 2012, they finished fifth in the Premier League and qualified for Europe, while four months later the man who had masterminded the upturn in fortunes, Alan Pardew, was rewarded with an eight-year contract. On the pitch, Magpies fans cooed over the composure and class of Yohan Cabaye and Hatem Ben Arfa in midfield, while the all-Senegal strikeforce of Demba Ba and Papiss Cisse promised goals, goals and more goals.

    Heading into tonight's tricky Capital One Cup tie at round one giantkillers Morecambe, Ba has left, Cabaye wants to leave and Pardew is favourite to become the first Premier League manager to be sacked this season.

    Where did it all go wrong?

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