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Vital View - League Cup - 22nd-23rd August 2017

Vital View - League Cup - 22nd-23rd August 2017

The League Cup season continued with the second round games, which were played in midweek.

On Tuesday, an outstanding first round tie, previously abandoned due to the weather, saw Derby secure a narrow win over Grimsby, booking a second round meeting with Championship rivals Barnsley.

Crystal Palace were among the Premier League sides that entered into the competition at the second round stage and Frank De Boer secured a first win as Eagles boss when Ipswich were overcome 2-1 at Selhurst Park.

Tuesday was a good night for topflight sides on the whole as Watford were the only Premier League side knocked out when the Hornets lost by the odd goal in five when Lee Johnson's Bristol City won at Vicarage Road.

West Brom, Bournemouth, Brighton, Swansea and Leicester saw off Accrington, Birmingham, Barnet, MK Dons and Sheffield United, respectively.

Championship sides Aston Villa (4-1), Leeds (5-1), Middlesbrough (3-0), Norwich (4-1) and Brentford (4-1) had comfortable wins over Wigan, Newport, Scunthorpe, Charlton and QPR to move into round three.

A few surprise defeats saw Championship leaders Cardiff beaten by visiting Burton and League One side Doncaster ended Hull's involvement with a win at the Keepmoat Stadium - Fulham also bowed out when Bristol Rovers went away from Craven Cottage with a 1-0 win.

Wednesday was the night for the upsets, albeit good Championship sides advancing against their Premier League opponents.

Burnley, from a Lancashire derby, West Ham, Huddersfield and Stoke saw off competition from League One opposition, League two in the case of the Hammers, when Blackburn, Cheltenham, Rotherham and Rochdale were overcome.

However, Newcastle's troubles continued when Nottingham Forest saw off the Magpies in extra time, recording a 3-2 win at St James' Park. Meanwhile, Wolves' impressive start to the campaign continued when they won at Southampton's St Mary's.

23rd August
Blackburn Rovers 0-2 Burnley 19:45
Cheltenham Town 0-2 West Ham United 19:45
Huddersfield Town 2-1 Rotherham United 19:45
Newcastle United 2-3 Nottingham Forest AET 19:45
Southampton 0-2 Wolverhampton Wanderers 19:45
Stoke City 4-0 Rochdale 20:00

Here's a round-up of the League Cup results.

Results

Tuesday 22nd August - First Round
Grimsby Town 0-1 Derby County 19:45

Tuesday 22nd August - Second Round
Crystal Palace 2-1 Ipswich Town 19:30
Accrington Stanley 1-3 West Bromwich Albion 19:45
Aston Villa 4-1 Wigan Athletic 19:45
Birmingham City 1-2 Bournemouth 19:45
Brighton and Hove Albion 1-0 Barnet 19:45
Cardiff City 1-2 Burton Albion 19:45
Carlisle United 1-2 Sunderland 19:45
Doncaster Rovers 2-0 Hull City 19:45
Fulham 0-1 Bristol Rovers 19:45
Leeds United 5-1 Newport County AFC 19:45
Middlesbrough 3-0 Scunthorpe United 19:45
Milton Keynes Dons 1-4 Swansea City 19:45
Norwich City 4-1 Charlton Athletic 19:45
Queens Park Rangers 1-4 Brentford 19:45
Sheffield United 1-4 Leicester City 19:45
Watford 2-3 Bristol City 19:45
Bolton Wanderers 3-2 Sheffield Wednesday 20:00
Reading 3-1 Millwall AET 20:00

Wednesday 23rd August
Blackburn Rovers 0-2 Burnley 19:45
Cheltenham Town 0-2 West Ham United 19:45
Huddersfield Town 2-1 Rotherham United 19:45
Newcastle United 2-3 Nottingham Forest AET 19:45
Southampton 0-2 Wolverhampton Wanderers 19:45
Stoke City 4-0 Rochdale 20:00

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Date:Thursday August 24 2017
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