🏆 League Two Gillingham knock out Brentford; Bournemouth thrash Everton | OneFootball

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Joel Sanderson-Murray·8 November 2022

🏆 League Two Gillingham knock out Brentford; Bournemouth thrash Everton

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The third round of the EFL Cup kicked off on Tuesday night with four Premier League teams in action, and you can follow what went down here.

League Two strugglers knock out Brentford

Scorers: Toney 3′, Mandron 75′.

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Gillingham, third bottom of League Two, have knocked Premier League Brentford out of the EFL Cup on penalties.

Thomas Frank’s side did take the lead after just three minutes when Ivan Toney tapped home from Mikkel Damsgaard’s ball across goal.

But the Gills pulled level with 15 minutes to go when Mikael Mandron powered home Alex McDonald’s cross taking the game to a penalty shootout.

Both teams scored their first five penalties taking the shootout to sudden death where McDonald saw his effort go in off the bar before Damsgaard struck the crossbar to see the Bees knocked out at the third round to lower league opposition.

Bournemouth dump out sluggish Everton

Scorers: Lowe 7′, Stanislas 47′, Marcondes 77′, Anthony 82′; Gray 67′.

Bournemouth took advantage of some sloppy defending by Everton to knock the Toffees out of the EFL Cup.

The Cherries were ahead in the first 10 minutes when Jamal Lowe’s goal-bound shot from just inside the box took a huge deflection off James Garner before looping over Asmir Begović and into the back of the net.

Mason Holgate’s slip then allowed Ryan Christie and Lowe to combine to set Junior Stanislas up to tap home at the far post at the start of the second half.

Demarai Gray came off the bench to curl in from the edge of the area to drag Everton back into it with 23 minutes to go but Emiliano Marcondes then reacted quickest to a rebound to tap home from close range to restore the two-goal advantage.

Nathan Patterson was then caught in possession by Siriki Dembélé who laid the ball on a plate for Jadon Anthony to dance past the Everton defence and slot into the bottom corner to wrap up the victory for Gary O’Neill’s side.

Vardy brace seals Foxes progress

Scorers: Justin 44′, Vardy 70′, 82′.

Leicester saw off a stubborn Newport County side to seal their place in the last-16.

The League Two had held firm for the majority of the first half before James Justin broke the deadlock after gliding into the centre of the pitch before rifling a shot in off the post.

Jamie Vardy then doubled the advantage with a glancing header from Marc Albrighton’s cross before he rounded the goalkeeper and tapped into an empty net after being played in by Harvey Barnes.


Wednesday’s fixtures

Arsenal v Brighton

Newcastle v Crystal Palace

Nottingham Forest v Tottenham

Southampton v Sheffield Wednesday

West Ham v Blackburn

Wolves v Leeds

Liverpool v Derby

Manchester City v Chelsea