Leeds claimed a significant scalp as they held off late pressure from Everton to move into the fourth round of the Capital One Cup with a 2-1 victory at Elland Road.
Neil Warnock's side made an ideal start to the game with a fine individual effort by Aidan White, the midfielder weaving his way through the visiting defence before unleashing a fierce drive into the net in just the fourth minute.
The hosts doubled their lead with 20 minutes remaining. A free-kick from the left of the area found an unmarked Danny Pugh whose shot was backheeled in by Rodolph Austin.
Everton clawed their way back into the game with nine minutes remaining when Victor Anichebe's cross into the box found Sylvain Distin whose header looped into the net, but they could not muster an equaliser.
Two moments of individual magic proved enough for 10-man Sunderland to see off a spirited MK Dons side 2-0 at Stadium:mk.
A last-minute goal by Garry Monk saw Swansea secure a hard-earned 3-2 win at Crawley.
The Premier League side went ahead through a fierce Miguel Michu shot after 27 minutes before the hosts levelled through Josh Simpson just before half-time. The League One team then took the lead thanks to Hope Akpan 17 minutes into the second half, only for the Swans to equalise 12 minutes later through Danny Graham's close-range header.
With extra-time looming, Crawley were just found wanting as Monk headed home Wayne Routledge's corner.
Jay Rodriguez scored in the 30th minute and with a penalty 12 minutes from time as Southampton beat Championship side Sheffield Wednesday 2-0 at St Mary's, while
League One Swindon moved into the fourth round with a 3-1 win over Championship Burnley and Middlesbrough beat Preston 3-1 at Deepdale.