Wolves and Hull win on pens
A review of Saturday's action in the first round of the Capital One Cup.
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Sheffield United crashed out of the first round of the Capital One Cup on penalties but Wolves, Hull, Doncaster and MK Dons all narrowly avoided shoot-out upsets.
Eight matches went to extra-time and five required spot-kicks on a dramatic Saturday but the likes of Leeds and Middlesbrough both progressed in comparatively straightforward fashion to the second round where they could meet Premier League opponents.
Following a 2-2 draw after extra time, Sheffield United suffered more penalty pain as Burton recorded a 5-4 spot-kick win over Danny Wilson's side, who also lost last season's League One play-off final to Huddersfield in a shoot-out.
Stale Solbakken was given a rude awakening to English football after his Wolves side nervously required penalties to defeat Aldershot 7-6 in the shoot-out at Molineux following a 1-1 draw after extra time.
Steve Bruce will have been a relieved man after Hull came from a goal down in his first competitive game in charge before eventually defeating League Two Rotherham 7-6 on penalties.
Last season's Conference play-off winners Yorkcame close to causing one of the shocks of the day but eventually lost a penalty shoot-out 4-2 to Doncaster.
MK Dons overcame the 40th minute red card of Stephen Gleeson as, despite their numerical disadvantage, they managed to defeat League Two Cheltenham 5-3 on penalties.
Barnsley overcame the 90th minute red card of Ben Alnwick to win 4-3 after extra time against Rochdale at Spotland to also reach the second round.
On a day when they announced the signing of El Hadji Diouf, Leeds picked up a 4-0 victory over Shrewsbury at Elland Road with goals from Luciano Becchio, Luke Varney, David Norris and a Ross McCormack penalty.
Middlesbrough edged into the next round with a 2-1 success against Bury at Gigg Lane, with Marvin Emnes (32) and Grant Leadbitter (61) securing Boro's progress.
James Hanson's goal five minutes into extra time gave Bradford a narrow 1-0 success at Notts County among the more than half-a-dozen games which required an additional half-an-hour.
A lively encounter between Walsall and 10-man Brentford, who had Jake Reeves sent off, at Banks' Stadium ended in a 1-0 win for the home side after Ashley Hemmings' eighth minute goal.
Substitute Chris Iwelumo's goal in extra-time saw Watford sneak into the next round after being made to work hard for a 1-0 victory over Wycombe.
After a dream first half in which they took a four-goal lead, Crewe defeated Hartlepool 5-0 to go into the hat for the second round, with Max Clayton and Mathias Pogba both among the goals with two apiece.
Matty Robson's 39th minute goal was enough to give Carlisle a 1-0 win over League Two Accrington.