🏆 EFL Cup: A good night for the Premier League clubs

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Alex Mott

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There were 16 games to get our heads’ around on Tuesday evening as the EFL cup enter its second round.

Here’s a summary of the main events.

Newcastle 1-0 Blackburn

Scorers: Fraser 35′

Newcastle haven’t won a trophy since the mid-60s and they made it a step closer to Wembley here after beating Blackburn at St James Park.

Ryan Fraser opened the scoring, netting his first goal for the Magpies, and that was how it stayed for Steve Bruce’s men who made it through to the third round.


Blackburn Rovers

West Ham 3-0 Charlton

Scorers: Haller 23′, 26′, Felipe Anderson 80′

After a nightmare Premier League start, the Hammers got off to winning ways this season after dispatching Charlton.

Sebastien Haller tapped in from close range after 23 minutes and then doubled his account just moments later.

But it was Felipe Anderson who cemented the result with 10 minutes of the game to go.


West Ham
Charlton Athletic

Bournemouth 0-0 Crystal Palace

This was a pretty abysmal encounter between one of the Premier League’s favourites to get relegated this season, and a club who finally slid out of the division last time out.

A game devoid of any talking points until it went to penalties which Bournemouth won 11-10.


AFC Bournemouth
Crystal Palace

Burton 1-3 Aston Villa

Scorers: Daniel 2′; Watkins 45′, Grealish 89′, Davies 90′

What amounted to a strong Aston Villa side went to Burton, and shockingly conceded after only two minutes thanks to Colin Daniel’s finish.

But the Premier League club equalised on the stroke of half time as Ollie Watkins netted from a yard out on his debut.

It was looking like a tough night for the visiting side as they struggled in the second half, but right on the stroke of full time, up stepped Jack Grealish who won the game on the same day he celebrated a new contract.

Keinan Davies completed the scoring in injury time to add some gloss to the result.


Burton Albion
Aston Villa

Other results

Gillingham 1-1 Coventry – Gillingham win on pens

Middlesbrough 0-2 Barnsley

Millwall 3-1 Cheltenham

Reading 0-1 Luton

Derby 1-2 Preston

Bradford 0-5 Lincoln

Fleetwood 2-1 Port Vale

Newport 1-0 Cambridge

Oxford 1-1 Watford – Watford win on penalties

Leyton Orient 3-2 Plymouth

Morecambe 1-0 Oldham

Rochdale 0-2 Sheffield Wednesday