County march on

LONDON: League Two’s Notts County knocked Premier League side Wigan out of the competition on Tuesday with a 2-0 victory.

Wolves also tumbled out of the world’s oldest knockout competition after Crystal Palace handed them 3-1 defeat with Danny Butterfield scoring a six-minute hat-trick.

Notts County were on the back foot for most of their match at Wigan. But with 15 minutes left, Stephen Hunt headed home from a Ben Davies corner to give them the lead and, three minutes later, Wigan’s recently-signed Scottish defender Gary Caldwell deflected another Davies cross into his own net.

Karl Hendry pulled one back for Wolves in the final minute but Butterfield’s 62nd, 65th and 68th-minute strikes had made the game safe by then.