Baggies and Trotters dumped out
By Alex Livie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Bolton boss Sam Allardyce came under fire for fielding a weakened team in the competition last term, and the policy backfired again as they slipped to a 1-0 home defeat at the hands of their Division Three opponents.
French defender Bernard Mendy (pictured) was the unlucky man who put the ball through his own net at the start of the second-half, and Bolton`s miserable night was completed when debutant Akin Bulent was sent off.
At the JJB, West Brom were no match for Wigan.
Nathan Ellington was the hero for Wigan, as he fired in a hat-trick that meant Lee Hughes`s first goal during his second spell at the Hawthorns was nothing more than a consolation.
Aston Villa had no such problems, as Graham Taylor`s men ran out 3-0 winners over Luton Town.
Ulises De La Cruz tapped home the first, but the night belonged to Dion Dublin who netted a brace to seal the win.
Stern John notched a hat-trick as Birmingham worked hard to beat Leyton Orient 3-2.
Southampton avoided a potential banana skin, seeing off the challenge of Tranmere with a 6-1 romp.
Chris Marsden set them on their way with a goal on 17 seconds, but the Wirralsiders sensed a shock when Graham Allen hauled them level.
The Saints regrouped and Brett Ormerod fired home a hat-trick to ease the nerves.
Fabrice Fernandes and Michael Svensson were the other scorers on a comfortable evening for Gordon Strachan`s men.
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