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Brentford thrashed by Oxford on a night of Capital upsets

Port Vale's Richard Duffy tackles Burnley's Sam Vokes during Tuesday night's Capital One Cup first round match at Vale Park
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BRENTFORD suffered a shock 4-0 home defeat against League Two Oxford as seven Sky Bet Championship sides were ousted from the Capital One Cup on a night of first round upsets.

The visitors ran riot in the opening stages of the game at Griffin Park as Liam Sercombe, Danny Hylton and Kemar Roofe - the latter from 40 yards - put them 3-0 up inside the first 12 minutes, and Johnny Mullins' second half effort completed the rout.

Along with Brentford, Championship rivals Bristol City and Huddersfield were also humbled by opposition from the fourth tier.

The Robins went down 3-1 at Luton, for whom Jack Marriott - with a brace - and Paul Benson got on the scoresheet before Callum Robinson's consolation.

Huddersfield threw away the lead in a 2-1 home loss to Notts County, with Liam Noble's double turning the contest around after Murray Wallace had put the hosts in front.

Four-time champions Nottingham Forest, Bolton, Blackburn and Burnley were other major casualties, all four falling to defeat against League One opposition.

Tom Bradshaw's hat-trick, including a stoppage-time winner from the penalty spot, steered Walsall to a thrilling 4-3 triumph at Forest while Bolton were undone at home by Burton courtesy of Matt Palmer's late goal.

Blackburn succumbed 2-1 at home to Shrewsbury, James Collins and Tyrone Barnett notching for the away team either side of a Liam Lawrence own goal, and Burnley lost 1-0 at Port Vale where Byron Moore's late strike settled things. 

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