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Magpies win cup thriller

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Kevin Nolan fired Newcastle into the Carling Cup third round as they beat League One Huddersfield 4-3.

The former Bolton midfielder snatched victory seven minutes from time to complete a rousing comeback by the Magpies.

The Coca-Cola Championship pace-setters trailed 3-1 after Theo Robinson's double and Jordan Rhodes' sixth goal of the season had more than cancelled out Danny Guthrie's opener. But Geremi and substitute Shola Ameobi, who converted a 64th-minute penalty for his fifth goal of the campaign, drew the home side level and set the stage for Nolan to win it at the death.

Simon Cox opened his West Brom account as the Championship side finally saw off brave Rotherham 4-3 after extra time.

The League Two Millers actually led in the extra 30 minutes thanks to Tom Pope's volley, but the Baggies hit back to book their spot in the third round.

Bristol City were dumped out as League One Carlisle won 2-0 at Ashton Gate to claim their first away win against the Robins for 38 years.

Second-half goals from Scott Dobie and Gary Madine put the Cumbrians through against a toothless City side who lost their 100% home record this season.

Michael Chopra made it eight for the season as Cardiff eventually breezed past Bristol Rovers 3-1.

The home side dominated the first half but had only Chopra's well-taken goal just after the half hour to show for their efforts.

Peter Whittingham doubled the lead after Chris Burke's shot was parried, but Rovers got the nerves jangling thanks to Steve Elliott's strike before Josh Magennis secured the Welsh side's path into the third round.

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