Both Burnley and Derby County booked their places in the Carling Cup Semi-Finals with wins over Premier League opposition.

Once again Owen Coyle's Burnley side stole all the headlines beating Arsenal 2-0 while a last gasp penalty from Nathan Ellington gave County a 1-0 win over Stoke at the Britannia Stadium.

Claret's keeper Brian Jensen was hailed the hero for Burnley as he put in a superb performance to prevent Arsenal's young guns from progressing, saving from Bendtner, Vela and Merida amongst others but alot of the credit has to go to Kevin McDonald.

The young midfielder only joined the Clarets in the summer, from Dundee and he netted both goals on the night to take his tally to just three for the season, and he admitted after the game that they were the best goals of his career so far.

Owen Coyle was understandably delighted after seeing his side complete the treble, with wins over Fulham, Chelsea and now Arsenal:

"People will talk about individual players but it was a team effort. We are trying to make the place a fortress and this is a real football environment.

"We knew we would have to be focused because of the quality Arsenal have. But I felt we deserved the victory on the balance of play. From start to finish the players did everything I asked of them.

"We try and play in the right manner by getting the ball down and passing it. Arsenal are the yardstick.

"But you must have that hunger if you are going to succeed and we have that in abundance."

Derby joined them in the Semi Final draw, after leaving it late against Tony Pulis' side but that doesn't make it any less satisfying for Paul Jewell, who dedicated the win to the Rams fans:

"Our fans were humiliated last season by what happened, they at least have something to feel good about after this.

"We couldn't have left it much later, it was virtually the last kick of the game.

"It was a great victory for us. Stoke is a tough place to go to, as Arsenal, Tottenham and Aston Villa have found out."

Watford, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United and Blackburn Rovers will all be hoping to join the duo in the draw which takes place on Saturday in Sky Sports Soccer Saturday from 12pm.