QPR stunned on night of upsets

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Neil Warnock found himself on the wrong end of an embarrassing Carling Cup upset as QPR were dumped out 3-1 in the first round by League Two side Port Vale on a night to forget for a number of npower Championship clubs.

His fringe players did themselves few favours in the first round as two goals from Justin Richards and one from Sean Rigg ensured a big shock in soggy west London.

There was also a shock in Cheshire as Shaun Barker's own-goal ensured Derby went down 1-0 to League Two Crewe at Gresty Road. The Rams' midlands neighbours Nottingham Forest also suffered an unexpected defeat, with Bradford securing a 2-1 win after extra-time.

Accrington booked their place in the second round when former Liverpool trainee Craig Lindfield struck an extra-time winner to guide Stanley to a shock 2-1 victory at Doncaster.

Summer signing Andy Fleming had a dream debut as he scored both Morecambe goals in a superb 2-0 win over Coventry and Steve Coppell's miserable start as manager of Bristol City continued with a 3-2 defeat at Southend.

Barnsley were another Championship side to fall at the first hurdle as Rochdale striker Anthony Elding scored his first goal for the newly-promoted League One outfit.

Millwall were forced to extra-time at Wycombe, but substitute Alan Dunne managed to score the decisive goal in the 105th minute to give the lions a 2-1 win.

Leicester advanced to the second round at the expense of Macclesfield for the second successive season after defeating the League Two club 4-3 at the Walkers Stadium.

Two goals from David Norris ensured Ipswich boss Roy Keane enjoyed his 39th birthday, but the Tractor Boys needed extra-time to see off brave Exeter 3-2.Scunthorpe came from behind to edge Oldham 2-1 at Glanford Park with Martyn Woolford scoring an 83rd-minute winner and Watford beat lowly Aldershot 3-0 with Danny Graham bagging a brace.

Elsewhere, Preston cruised past League Two Stockport 5-0, Leeds hammered Lincoln 4-0, Swansea dispatched Barnet 3-0 and Crystal Palace squeezed past Yeovil 1-0 to reach the second round.

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