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Nigel Clough’s Burton end wait for win with Carabao Cup success

Posted Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by PA1 hits

Nigel Clough was relieved to see his Burton Albion side claim their first win of the season after they came from a goal down to beat Shrewsbury 2-1 in the Carabao Cup first round.Shaun Whalley fired the hosts in front but David Templeton pulled Burton level on the stroke of half-time before Lucas Akins converted a 64th-minute penalty.Burton, relegated from the Championship last season, had opene...Full Story »

Ardley savours first ever League Cup win for Dons

Posted Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by PA5 hits

Neal Ardley toasted a historic victory for AFC Wimbledon as they came from behind to beat Portsmouth 2-1 at Fratton Park and claim a first ever League Cup win.Anton Walkes’ 88th-minute own goal finally ended the Dons’ run of first-round defeats at the eighth time of asking.Ardley said: “It’s a great night for everyone associated with the football club.“We don’...Full Story »

Monk defends wholesale changes after Blues exit Carabao Cup

Posted Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by PA1 hits

Birmingham manager Garry Monk defended his decision to make 11 changes to his side as they lost 2-0 at Reading in the first round of the Carabao Cup.Reading dominated the first half and went ahead in the 11th minute when Yakou Meite thundered home a drive from the edge of the area.Understrength Birmingham improved after the break but were undone again when John Swift cleverly curled in a 72nd-mi...Full Story »

Daniel Farke relieved as Norwich avoid League Cup giant-killing

Posted Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by PA1 hits

Daniel Farke was happy to avoid a Carabao Cup giant-killing after Norwich eased past League Two Stevenage 3-1 at Carrow Road.The Canaries needed two goals in the final seven minutes, with the first a complete fluke, to avoid a potential penalty shoot-out drama, before booking a place in round two.James Ball’s thumping free-kick drew the visitors level prior to the interval after Marco Stie...Full Story »

Phil Brown believes Swindon were the better team in cup defeat to Forest Green

Posted Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by PA5 hits

Swindon manager Phil Brown claimed the best team lost after Swindon suffered a 1-0 Carabao Cup first-round defeat to Forest Green.Tahvon Campbell scored the only goal after an hour to fire Forest Green into round two for the first time in their history.Swindon were made to pay the price for a string of missed chances and Brown said: “We have had nine shots on target, they have had one on t...Full Story »

Collins praises players despite defeat in Carabao Cup shootout

Posted Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by PA3 hits

Bradford boss Michael Collins praised his side’s performance despite being knocked out of the Carabao Cup by League Two side Macclesfield.A goal from debutant Luca Colville levelled the scores in the second half, cancelling out a goal from Fiacre Kelleher but despite losing the resulting penalty shootout Collins said he was “pleased” with the performance.“I’m quite ...Full Story »

Alex Neil hails Preston’s strength in depth after Carabo Cup victory

Posted Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by PA4 hits

Preston boss Alex Neil was thrilled with his side’s strength in depth as they eased into the Carabao Cup second round with a 3-1 victory over Morecambe.Neil made 11 changes to the side that lost at Swansea at the weekend with Brandon Barker and Graham Burke both scoring on their first Preston starts.Louis Moult scored between their efforts with Liam Mandeville goal’s in first-half st...Full Story »

Ainsworth hopes cup win inspires league campaign

Posted Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by PA1 hits

Manager Gareth Ainsworth has challenged his Wycombe side to transform their EFL Cup form into League One points.The Chairboys narrowly squeeed past Northampton 7-6 on penalties after a 1-1 draw in 90 minutes. Adam El-Abd scored the decisive penalty but after a winless start to their League One campaign, Ainsworth has called for more of the same.Randell Williams scored his first goal since re-sig...Full Story »

Joey Barton hails Fleetwood’s strength in depth after Carabao Cup win at Crewe

Posted Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by PA1 hits

Joey Barton was delighted to see the depth in his squad as his much-changed Fleetwood side progressed via a penalty shoot-out in their Carabao Cup clash at Crewe.Alex Cairns saved Perry Ng’s kick before Cod Army substitute Ashley Hunter sent Crewe’s Dave Richards the wrong way to clinch a 4-3 shoot-out win after the first-round tie had finished 1-1.Barton gave his fringe players the ...Full Story »

Wycombe end long wait for League Cup win with shoot-out success over Northampton

Posted Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by PA3 hits

Adam El-Abd scored the decisive penalty as Wycombe beat Northampton 7-6 in a shoot-out after a 1-1 draw in the Carabao Cup first round.Randell Williams scored his first goal since re-signing for the Chairboys on loan, but Northampton substitute Sam Hoskins equalised for the visitors with less than 10 minutes remaining.Northampton’s Ash Taylor had a penalty saved in normal time and Jordan T...Full Story »

Reading rise to beat Birmingham in Carabao Cup

Posted Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by PA1 hits

Reading secured their first victory of the season when they eased past Sky Bet Championship rivals Birmingham 2-0 in the Carabao Cup first round.Yakou Meite gave Reading a half-time lead with a thumping drive and John Swift’s clever free-kick secured the win against a hugely understrength Birmingham team.Reading, who are bottom of the Championship after losing their opening two matches, we...Full Story »

MK Dons ease past Charlton to reach Carabao Cup second round

Posted Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by PA3 hits

Teenager Dylan Asonganyi netted his first goal for MK Dons as Paul Tisdale’s side ran out convincing 3-0 winners over Charlton.The 17-year-old academy graduate made his first senior start against Bury on Saturday and wasted no time finding the net after just seven minutes.Ryan Watson added a second in the first half to put the hosts in contol before Addicks defender Jo Cummings put through...Full Story »

Shoot-out success for Fleetwood as Hunter sinks Crewe cup hopes

Posted Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by PA2 hits

Substitute Ashley Hunter sealed a 4-3 penalty shoot-out win for Fleetwood against Crewe after Jason Holt cancelled out Ryan Wintle’s opener in normal time.Fleetwood manager Joey Barton rang the changes for the Carabao Cup tie at Gresty Road, making eight changes to the side that won on League One duty at Oxford on Saturday.But Fleetwood still looked a cut above their League Two opponents i...Full Story »

Doncaster see off Scunthorpe in Carabao Cup

Posted Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by PA1 hits

Doncaster eased into the second round of the Carabao Cup for the seventh time in eight seasons with a 2-1 victory at rivals Scunthorpe.On-loan Leeds striker Mallik Wilks set the ball rolling with a crisp finish in the 36th minute before Danny Andrews looped in a second nine minutes into the second half.The Iron bagged a consolation in stoppage time via substitute Stephen Humphrys, but never look...Full Story »

Villa leave it late to beat Yeovil in Carabao Cup

Posted Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by PA1 hits

Aston Villa left it late to beat Yeovil as Conor Hourihane’s 77th-minute strike saw them advance in the Carabao Cup.Hourihane’s simple tap-in came as a relief for Steve Bruce after he saw the Glovers enjoy several chances and have a second-half penalty from Alex Fisher saved.Yeovil were on top for much of the first half, with Fisher twice forcing good saves out of Villa goalkeeper An...Full Story »

Jamie Proctor at the double as Rotherham reach Carabao Cup second round

Posted Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by PA5 hits

Jamie Proctor banished almost a full year of injury misery as he netted a brace in Rotherham’s 3-1 victory over Championship rivals Wigan in the first round of the Carabao Cup.The striker missed the bulk of last season with a cruciate ligament injury but had a sweet return to first-team football as he scored either side of Semi Ajayi’s header.Rotherham took their first clear-cut chan...Full Story »

Walsall ease past Tranmere in Carabao Cup

Posted Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by PA2 hits

Walsall reached the second round of the Carabao Cup after securing a hard-fought 3-1 victory over League Two Tranmere at Prenton Park.Rovers provided stiff opposition for their League One guests but a goal from Morgan Ferrier gave the Saddlers a hal -ftime lead.Josh Ginnelly and Zeli Ismail increased Walsall’s advantage after the break before Larnell Cole grabbed a consolation for the host...Full Story »

Mitchell Rose out of Mariners’ cup clash after red card

Posted Tuesday, August 14, 2018 by PA21 hits

Grimsby midfielder Mitchell Rose will miss the visit of League One Rochdale as he begins a three-match ban.Rose was sent off against Macclesfield and manager Michael Jolley has decided against an appeal.Akin Famewo and Andrew Fox are doubts and Harry Cardwell remains in rehabilitation with a foot injury.Striker Elliott Whitehouse (knee) is expected to miss most of the season.Dale manager Keith H...Full Story »

Karanka expected to mix things up for Nottingham Forest’s cup clash with Bury

Posted Tuesday, August 14, 2018 by PA13 hits

Nottingham Forest manager Aitor Karanka is expected to make wholesale changes for his team’s Carabao Cup first round appointment with Bury at the City Ground.Karanka is keen to rest some of the players involved in Forest’s opening three games – an eight-day schedule that saw them tackle Bristol City, West Brom and Reading.With Wigan next up in the league, Karanka could look at ...Full Story »

Miller in line for cup return

Posted Monday, August 13, 2018 by PA10 hits

Crewe striker Shaun Miller could be back in contention for the visit of Fleetwood in the Carabao Cup.The 30-year-old, who signed a permanent deal with the club in the summer, has missed the first two games of the season with a minor knee injury but is now back in training.Captain George Ray is unlikely to be risked after missing the defeat at Newport on Saturday with hip and back problems.Forwar...Full Story »

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