Crawley stun Fulham, Leicester sneak previous Stockport as 9 PL groups progress

Crawley City produced the shock of the evening within the EFL Cup as they eradicated Fulham, whereas Leicester wanted penalties to beat Stockport County as 9 Premier League groups progressed into the third spherical.

Struggling Crawley put aside their depressing League Two kind to dump Fulham out with a surprising 2-0 success.

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Kevin Betsy’s aspect sit second backside of the English Soccer League following a single level from 5 video games however deservedly progressed to spherical three because of targets from captain Tom Nichols and Liverpool loanee James Balagizi.

Leicester debutant Daniel Iversen made three shootout saves because the Foxes edged into the third spherical with a 3-1 win on penalties at League Two Stockport after the 90 minutes ended goalless.

Bournemouth edged previous Norwich as former Cherries loanee Todd Cantwell missed the decisive penalty in a tense shoot-out.

Adam Idah thought he had marked a return from a six-month damage lay-off with a late winner off the bench, just for Brooklyn Genesini to drag Bournemouth stage in stoppage time and safe a 2-2 draw to take the tie to penalties.

Aston Villa got here from behind to spare supervisor Steven Gerrard an uncomfortable evening with a convincing 4-1 Carabao Cup win at Bolton.

The Premier League aspect had been shocked as Dion Charles gave the hosts a Twenty fourth-minute lead in Tuesday’s second-round tie on the College of Bolton Stadium however Douglas Luiz levelled straight from a nook.

Danny Ings put Villa forward with a 62nd-minute penalty after being fouled by goalkeeper Joel Dixon, who blundered once more quickly after at hand Lucas Digne the third. Substitute Leon Bailey added one other late on.

Odsonne Edouard and Luka Milivojevic each broke hefty scoring droughts as Crystal Palace eased previous Oxford 2-0.

Edouard netted his first purpose in 15 matches and since January because the Eagles coasted to victory on the Kassam Stadium.

Milivojevic then buried a late penalty to gloss the scoreline – and register his first Palace purpose since March 2021.

Raul Jimenez plundered his first purpose of the season as Wolves survived Preston’s swashbuckling Carabao Cup fightback.

The Mexico star – who celebrated his opener with an eye fixed patch and pirate hook – set the hosts on the way in which to a 2-1 second-round win.

Adama Traore’s spectacular strike additionally ensured Bruno Lage’s aspect secured their first win of the season, even after Hwang Hee-Chan’s first-half penalty miss and Ben Woodburn’s comfort.

Che Adams’ brace and a late debut strike by teenager Dominic Ballard helped Southampton win their first-ever assembly with Cambridge 3-0.


EFL Cup second spherical outcomes:

Sheffield Wednesday 3-0 Rochdale

Shrewsbury City 0-1 Burnley

Barrow 2-2 Lincoln Metropolis (1-3 pens)

Bolton Wanderers 1-4 Aston Villa

Bradford Metropolis 1-2 Blackburn Rovers

Derby County 1-0 West Bromwich Albion

Fleetwood City 0-1 Everton

Grimsby City 0-3 Nottingham Forest

Rotherham United 0-1 Morecambe

Stockport County 0-0 Leicester Metropolis (1-3 pens)

Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-1 Preston North Finish

Walsall 0-1 Charlton Athletic

Cambridge United 0-3 Southampton

Colchester United 0-2 Brentford

Crawley City 2-0 Fulham

Gillingham 0-0 Exeter Metropolis (6-5 pens)

Newport County 3-2 Portsmouth

Norwich Metropolis 2-2 AFC Bournemouth (5-3 pens)

Oxford United 0-2 Crystal Palace

Stevenage 1-0 Peterborough United

Watford 0-2 Milton Keynes Dons


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