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Grimsby beats Tottenham in League Cup

EUROPEAN FOOTBALL Portsmouth was the other English Premier League loser, falling 3-2 to Gillingham, ranked 20th in League One, after play in extra time


Tottenham was eliminated from the League Cup by lower-ranked Grimsby on Tuesday in the second round of English football's second-tier knockout competition.

Jean-Paul Kamudimba Kalala scored in the 89th minute for the 1-0 win at Blundell Park. Grimsby is the leader of League Two -- 60 places below Tottenham, which had fielded a strong side.

"The lads were tremendous," Grimsby manager Russell Slade said. "It is a great night for the town, the club, supporters and players. We have worked so hard this season and we deserved it."

Portsmouth lost 3-2 to Gillingham after extra time.

Other Premier League winners Tuesday were: Aston Villa, Charlton, Birmingham, West Ham, West Bromwich Albion and Wigan.

Tottenham manager Martin Jol was furious, criticizing his underperforming players.

"We deserved it," Jol said. "All credit to them. They didn't do a lot in the second half but it is a big lesson for our lads. If you only create three or four chances against a League Two club you don't deserve anything.

Tottenham was one of 12 Premier League clubs that entered the second round of the League Cup. The remaining eight, which had been given a bye because they had been involved in European competition at any stage of this season, will enter in the third round.

Villa was the biggest winner of the night after scoring seven unanswered goals to beat Wycombe 8-3. Sean Davis, James Milner and Gareth Barry all scored two goals each, with Milan Baros and a Craig Easton own-goal rounding off the comeback.

West Brom beat Bradford 4-1, with Nathan Ellington scoring twice. The Baggies had defender Martin Albrechtsen sent off in the 82nd minute.

Bobby Zamora scored twice and West Ham beat Sheffield Wednesday 4-2. In other results, Charlton beat Hartlepool 3-1, Birmingham won 2-0 at Scunthorpe, Wigan had a 1-0 win over Bournemouth.

Rangers needed three extra-time goals to beat Clyde 5-2 and advance to the fourth round of the Scottish League Cup.

Thomas Buffel scored for Rangers in the fifth and 74th minutes, but the division one club answered with goals from Craig Bryson and Stephen O'Donnell.

During extra time, Federico Nieto scored twice for Rangers on his debut, with Marvin Andrews adding the fifth goal.

In other third-round matches, Inverness Caledonian Thistle beat Dundee United 2-0; Kris Boyd scored in the 90th for Dunfermline to edge Kilmarnock; and Aberdeen beat Stranraer 2-0.

David Clarkson and Darren Lee Smith scored in extra time for Motherwell to beat St. Mirren.

Bayern Munich ran its record league winning streak to 15 matches when Peru forward Paolo Guerrero scored in a 1-0 victory against Eintracht Frankfurt.

Playing without the injured Michael Ballack, Bayern's sixth straight league win -- the other nine wins were last season -- opened up a five-point gap over second-placed Werder Bremen, a 2-1 loser to Moenchengladbach.

"We played well, but we had a little bit of luck today," Bayern goalkeeper Oliver Kahn said. "We can't take our lead over Bremen too seriously -- these things change fast in football."

Substitute Guerrero headed in from close range in the 72nd minute after good lead-up play from Mehmet Scholl and Ali Karimi. No. 15th-placed Frankfurt's Arie van Lent had earlier missed a couple of chances.

Also, Borussia Dortmund beat Arminia Bielefeld 2-0 and Wolfsburg defeated Hannover 4-2.

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