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Richard Buxton·26 September 2023

Wolves blow two-goal lead to exit EFL Cup; Man Utd coast through

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The EFL Cup’s third round kicked off on Tuesday with five Premier League teams in action.

Here’s what went down.

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Wolves crash out at Ipswich after throwing away lead

Scorers: Hutchinson 28′, Ladapo 39′, Taylor 58′; Hwang 4′, Toti 15′

Wolves’ dismal start to the season continued as they threw away a two-goal lead against The Championship’s Ipswich Town.

Hwang Hee-chan opened the scoring for the Premier League outfit after just four minutes in with a sweeping close-range effort helped in by Václav Hladký.

A second followed for Gary O’Neil’s side just 11 minutes later when Toti pounced on Hladký parrying Santiago Bueno’s header from a corner.

But the Tractor Boys’ fightback began shortly before the half-hour mark as Marcus Harness sent Omari Hutchinson clear to beat Daniel Bentley at his near post.

Harness played an integral role in the hosts levelling just 11 minutes later courtesy of a threaded pass before Freddie Ladapo drilled home an equaliser.

Ipswich completed their comeback early in the second half as Harness chalked up a hat-trick of assists by setting up Jack Taylor for a long-range wonder strike.

Man Utd kick off EFL Cup defence in style

Scorers: Garnacho 21′, Casemiro 27′, Martial 55′

Manchester United’s EFL Cup defence began in fine fashion with a comfortable win over Crystal Palace.

Dean Henderson was forced off for the visitors with an injury concern on his return to Old Trafford, making way for fellow ex-United goalkeeper Sam Johnstone.

The reigning holders went ahead midway through the first half as Alejandro Garnacho slid home after Diogo Dalot’s cutback from the byline.

A second followed barely five minutes later when Casemiro converted a corner by Mason Mount, making a first appearance since recovering from injury.

United continued to dominate proceedings after the interval and went further ahead when Sofyan Amrabat picked out Anthony Martial’s cross at the far post.

Other results

  1. Bradford City 0-2 Middlesbrough
  2. Exeter City 1-0 Luton Town
  3. Mansfield Town 2-2 Peterborough United (3-1 on penalties)
  4. Port Vale 2-1 Sutton United
  5. Salford City 0-3 Burnley