SOCCER

Palace knocked out of League Cup by 3rd tier side

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 28 August, 2013, 10:08am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 28 August, 2013, 10:11am

Premier League side Crystal Palace was knocked out of the League Cup by third tier side Bristol City on Tuesday as Fulham, Liverpool and Sunderland recovered to avoid being embarrassed by lowly opposition.

Palace, which has lost both of its games back in the topflight, was beaten 2-1 in Bristol.

Sunderland avoided a similar upset by fighting back from 2-0 down at home to another League One side, MK Dons, to win 4-2.

US striker Jozy Altidore started the comeback by scoring his first goal for the club before Connor Wickham netted twice and Adam Johnson drilled in the fourth.

Liverpool was 2-0 up against Notts County, but the League One side scored twice to force the game into extra time when the hosts re-asserted their authority to win 4-2.