Queens Park Rangers 0-0 Sunderland (1-3 pens): League One side into quarters

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Sunderland is the last League One team left in the tournament

League One Sunderland defeated Championship side QPR with penalties to reach the Carabao Cup quarterfinals.

The Black Cats won their three penalties with Charlie Austin, Ilias chair, and Yoann Barbet all missing for QPR.

QPR believed they had won the match during normal time, but Austin's header on Albert Adomah’s deflected shot was controversially disqualified.

Aiden McGeady came close in injury time, but was stopped by Seny Dieng's good save. It went to spot-kicks.

The quarter-final draw will take place on Saturday, at 10:30 BST.

Both sides are amongst the top scorers of the English Football League this year, but they didn't name their strongest teams. Sunderland made seven changes, while QPR made six.

Each had a chance to win. Sunderland goalkeeper Lee Burge stopped Barbet's halfvolley and Lyndon Dykes shot after Lyndon Dykes had misplaced a pass in midfield.

QPR came even closer when Austin headed into an empty net, but it was disallowed despite Dennis Cirkin appearing not to have Adomah and the ex-Southampton striker onside.

Before McGeady got so close in the last minute, Carl Winchester had two good chances for Sunderland.

McGeady wouldn't regret it, scoring the first penalty for Black Cats to set them up for victory.

Sunderland manager Lee Johnson said that, "barring a 20-minute spell, we were worth a draw then the victory. We were clearly the better team in the second half.

"The boys are bruised and battered, but that's the pace. This is a great learning game if you are looking to compete at Championship level.

"I would love Arsenal or Tottenham away [in round two] and then wait until the really big guns are on the other side when it's two legs."

Mark Warburton, QPR's boss, on Austin's disallowed goal. "It's astounding to be that wrong in a major decision for a game that's that important."

"I just saw the picture, and it's amazing! This is a terrible decision that has resulted in the club losing countless members.

"We are not talking about an inch, or a marginal decision. It's feet between Charlie being onside or offside.

"With all that's at stake, the financial consequences for the club and the large crowds home, away, and everything that comes with progress to the last eight, it's been something I've never seen before.

"To be so far onside, one must question what they saw. This doesn't seem to be a way for me to get too fine.

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