Few Cup Shocks

Last updated : 07 January 2012 By Covsupport News Service

Whilst the annoyance, frustration and anger of Coventry City supporters at the 2-1 home defeat to Southampton was evident for all to see. At least the Sky Blues, who went out to a team some twenty two places above them. The same could not be said for Wigan Athletic, Bristol City, Doncaster, and Reading.

Wigan were the biggest fallers, losing 2-1 at Swindon Town after leading. Bristol City lost 1-0 at Crawley Town, Doncaster lost 2-0 at home to Notts County and Reading were beaten 1-0 at home by Stevenage.

A number of lower division teams earned draws against higher opposition. QPR snatched a late draw at MK Dons, Bolton came back for a 2-2 draw at Macclesfield, Wolves drew 0-0 at Birmingham, Millwall drew 0-0 at Dagenham and Brighton were held to a 1-1 draw by Wrexham who are now the only non-league club left in the competition.

Tamworth, managed by former Coventry Sphinx, Racing Club Warwick and Bedworth manager Marcus Law, lost 2-0 at Everton whilst Salisbury City lost 3-1 at Sheffield United and Fleetwood lost their local derby against Blackpool 5-1.

Elsewhere, there were wins for Swansea, Aston Villa, Derby, Fulham, Stoke, Hull, Middlesbrough, Newcastle, Norwich, Tottenham, Watford and West Brom.