NEWCASTLE needed an last-ditch, extra-time winner from Fabricio Coloccini to see off Championship Nottingham Forest and reach the fourth round of the Carling Cup.
Danny Simpson looked to have won it in the 93rd minute but Marcus Tudgay dragged Steve McClaren’s Forest level for a third time – only for defender Coloccini to have the last word in the 120th minute.
On-loan Chelsea youngster Gael Kakuta marked his debut with a goal as Bolton eliminated Aston Villa 2-0 in an all-Premier League encounter. Winger Chris Eagles grabbed the other for Bolton, who have lost four straight league games.
League One strugglers Leyton Orient gave Blackburn a late fright at Ewood Park, before going down 3-2. Goals from Jason Roberts, Ruben Rochina and Simon Vukcevic gave Rovers a 3-1 lead, before Dean Cox’s late strike, added to David Mooney’s earlier effort, to set up a nervy finale.
Highly-rated teenager Wilfried Zaha and Calvin Andrew scored as Crystal Palace beat high-flying Championship rivals Middlesbrough 2-1 at Selhurst Park. London neighbours Millwall endured a night to forget, however, losing 5-0 at Molineux against top-flight Wolves.