Cardiff and Blades progress

  • Last Updated: August 13 2014, 22:25 BST

A review of Wednesday night's action in the Capital One Cup first round as Cardiff and Sheffield United both progressed.

Coventry City's Jim O'Brien holds off challenge from Cardiff City's Aron Gunnarsson
Coventry City's Jim O'Brien holds off challenge from Cardiff City's Aron Gunnarsson

Cardiff progressed to round two of the Capital One Cup with a 2-1 victory over Coventry at Sixfields.

The Championship outfit made eight changes from their league opener against Blackburn, and goals from Guido Burgstaller and Kadeem Harris were enough after Shaun Miller's consolation.

It took four minutes for Cardiff to take the lead, when a long ball found Nicky Maynard, and the striker's flick eventually fell to Burgstaller who finished inside the area.

The second half was much more of a contest, but Cardiff got the crucial second in the 79th minute. Two substitutes combined - as Mats Daehli's whipped cross was turned in by Harris at the back post.

The Sky Blues' own substitutes provided them with a glimmer of hope, when Miller finished Ryan Haynes' cross from close range.

And the hosts could have taken the game to extra time but Andy Webster's header fizzed just wide.

But that was the last action as the Championship side progressed to the next round, where they will face Port Vale away.

Summer signing Marc McNulty scored a late winner for Sheffield United to see off Mansfield 2-1 at Bramall Lane.

Paul Butler had headed home at the far post in the 53rd minute to put the Blades 1-0 up but Alex Fisher drew the Sky Bet League 2 side level with a shot from inside the area after Lee Beevers' effort had struck a defender.

The game looked to be heading for extra time until McNulty grabbed his first Blades goal in the 86th minute to give the home side victory. The forward held off Ritchie Sutton's challenge inside the area before firing hard and low past Studler.

Sheffield United will now visit West Ham in the second round.

Second Round Draw

Burton v QPR
Port Vale v Cardiff
Middlesbrough v Preston
Stoke v Portsmouth 
Huddersfield v Nottm Forest.
Swansea v Rotherham.
Watford v Doncaster
Millwall v Southampton
Bournemouth v Northampton
Brentford v Fulham
West Brom v Oxford
Scunthorpe v Reading
Derby v Charlton
West Ham v Sheff Utd 
Swindon v Brighton
Leicester v Shrewsbury
Crewe v Bolton
Birmingham v Sunderland
Gillingham v Newcastle
Norwich v Crawley
Bradford v Leeds
Aston Villa v Leyton Orient
Burnley v Sheff Wed
Walsall v Crystal Palace
MK Dons v Man Utd

  • Ties to be played August 26-27.