Date: 27th August 2015 at 2:37pm
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The Exeter run in the Capital One Cup is over for another year after the second round defeat against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light on Tuesday.

Sunderland were given a run for their money by Exeter, however the Premier League side eventually won through six-three with Defoe grabbing a hat-trick for the Black Cats.

Rodwell (12) had Sunderland ahead early on with Defoe (16) doubling this lead before Oyeleke (19) got one back for Exeter with Wheeler (31) levelling it up at two-two just past the half hour mark.

Defoe (39) restored the Sunderland lead, however Exeter still went into half time level at three-three when McCready (43) scored for the Grecians!

A second from Rodwell (64) was added to a fifth by Watmore 78 before Defoe (87) completed his hat-trick three-minutes from time.

The full second round results were:-

Tuesday 25th August
A Villa 5 – 3 Notts Co
Birm’ham 2 – 0 Gillingham
Burton Alb 1 – 2 M’boro
Bury 1 – 4 Leicester
C Palace 4 – 1 Shrewsbury
Doncaster 1 – 4 Ipswich
Fulham 3 – 0 Sheff Utd
Hartlepool 0 – 4 B’mouth
Hull City 1 – 0 Rochdale
Luton 1 – 1 Stoke (7-8 on pens)
MK Dons 2 – 1 Cardiff
Newcastle 4 – 1 Northamptn
Peterboro 1 – 4 Charlton
Portsmth 1 – 2 Reading
Preston 1 – 0 Watford
QPR 1 – 2 Carlisle
Rotherham 1 – 2 Norwich
Sheff Wed 1 – 0 Oxford Utd
S’land 6 – 3 Exeter
Swansea 3 – 0 York City
Walsall 2 – 1 Brighton
Wolves 2 – 1 Barnet
W Brom 0 – 0 Port Vale (5-3 on pens)

Wednesday 26th August
Barnsley 3-5 Everton

A few upsets weren’t there, perhaps not as many as it might have been expected before and/or seemed during some ties but, on the whole, most who might have been expected to progress did….

The stand out results, with them causing upsets to progress, have to be the wins for Preston, Carlisle and Walsall, beating Watford, QPR and Brighton respectively, to put them into round three and keep those cup hopes alive!

Goals flowed in a number of ties but the result of the round surely has to be Carlisle’s two-one win at Loftus Road against a QPR?

This is a QPR side that would be expected to challenge for an instant return to the Premier League following relegation, whereas the Blues haven’t won this season apart from in the League Cup!

Following the outcome of the match on Wednesday when Everton beat Barnsley five-still we knew Exeter wouldn’t be in this third round draw anyway so it didn’t make any difference when the draw was made!

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