London - A fine curling
effort by journeyman Adam McGurk heaped the pressure on English Premier League strugglers Queens Park Rangers manager Harry
Redknapp as fourth tier Burton beat them 1-0 in the second round of the League Cup on Wednesday.
QPR, who came
into the game on the back of a 4-0 hammering by Spurs last weekend, were not
the only Premier League outfit to fall prey to
giant-killers as Aston Villa also exited beaten 1-0 by third tier side Leyton
Orient, Romain Vincelot's goal three minutes from time proving the difference.
several other Premier League sides, most notably
Manchester United, to fail to make it through to the third round.
season's finalists did make it to Wednesday's third round draw with holders
Manchester City getting a home draw with Sheffield Wednesday while Sunderland,
who beat Birmingham City 3-0 on Wednesday, will host Stoke in an all Premier League tie.
side are yet to win in three matches this season, was phlegmatic about the
humiliating defeat which earned Burton a home game with Championship side
players an opportunity and you hope they can take it. But they didn't' take the
opportunity tonight," he told BBC radio.
wants to get beat. You want to win every game. We came here - I picked a strong
team on paper - with senior players, but they were poor and didn't take the
short of quality tonight."
His Aston Villa
counterpart Paul Lambert, who could be facing a second successive battle
against relegation, was left extremely disappointed by the defeat to Orient.
disappointed," said the Scotsman.
Orient took their chances and we didn't take ours. Darren Bent, who is deadly
from that range, would normally get you one.
we conceded was poor and I didn't think we were strong defensively.
"The team I
picked was strong. I expected us to win the game." added Lamber
Redknapp and Lambert will probably be given some more time that is unlikely to
be the case for David Hockaday, the manager of second tier ailing giants Leeds
United, as they went out 2-1 to third tier Bradford City.
Massimo Cellino, a renowned firer of coaches from his days in Serie A,
apparently toyed with the idea of sacking him on Sunday after a 4-1 defeat by
Watford and their exit on Wednesday will not have done the inexperienced
manager's cause much good.