EFL Cup: Newcastle survive early slip up; Brighton and Leeds advance 🏆 | OneFootball

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Chloe Beresford·24 August 2022

EFL Cup: Newcastle survive early slip up; Brighton and Leeds advance 🏆

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Three Premier League teams entered the EFL Cup for the second round of action on Wednesday night.

This is what went down.

Brighton through with straightforward win

Scorers: Undav 38′, Alzate 45′, Ferguson 90′

Brighton are through to the third round with a win over Forest Green Rovers.

Forest Green had kept Brighton at bay for most of the first half but couldn’t stop new man Deniz Undav scoring at the near post, following some superb build-up play from Graham Potter’s side.

Just on the stroke of half-time, the Seagulls doubled their advantage Steven Alzate as he picked up the ball 25 yards from goal and found the net with a superb finish.

And deep into stoppage time Brighton rammed home their advantage with a goal from 17-year-old Evan Ferguson.

Barnsley rue missed penalty as Leeds advance

Scorers: Sinisterra 21′, Klich 32′, 57′; Andersen 35′

Barnsley will rue a missed penalty which would’ve given them a chance to draw level with Yorkshire rivals Leeds, as the Premier League side advanced through to Round Three.

Luis Sinisterra scored his first goal for Leeds with a lovely curling effort from 20 yards out, and the Colombian was soon causing problems again as he was brought down in the box and earned his side a penalty.

Mateusz Klich converted the spot-kick and it looked like it would be a simple evening for Leeds from thereon in.

Yet that wasn’t the case, as Barnsley pulled one back thanks to a Mads Andersen header. The League One side were then presented with a golden opportunity to level the scores as they were awarded a penalty, but Callum Styles hit the post with his effort and Leeds were able to clear.

Sinisterra was involved again, when as cross deflected into Klich’s path and he netted for his second goal of the evening.

Newcastle survive early scare at Tranmere

Scorers: Nevitt 21′; Lascelles 40′, Wood 52′

A fast-paced tie saw Tranmere hold their own at home to Premier League Newcastle, but ultimately succumbed to a 2-1 defeat.

The League Two side took a shock lead, as Josh Dacres-Cogley left Newcastle’s defence static with an explosive run into the box before squaring it to Elliott Nevitt for a simple finish.

Eddie Howe’s rotated team were struggling to get a foothold in the game, but found the equaliser from a set-piece when Jamal Lascelles’ header hit a Tranmere defender only for the centreback to slam home the rebound.

Tranmere striker Kane Hemmings was a little fortunate not to be sent off when he went in hard on Newcastle stopper Karl Darlow, the referee opting to just show a yellow card.

Newcastle took the lead themselves when Kieran Tripper put a dangerous ball in from a corner which was met by a powerful header from Chris Wood.

Other results

The draw for the third round will take place following the conclusion of Newcastle’s match at Tranmere.