Carabao Cup round-up: Brentford and Middlesbrough suffer shock exits

Carabao Cup round-up: Brentford and Middlesbrough suffer shock exits to League Two outfits while Charlie Austin’s debut goal for West Brom is not enough to defeat Millwall

  • Brentford were dumped out of the Carabao Cup first round on penalties 
  • Rafael Cabral was the Reading hero on debut by saving two penalties on Tuesday
  • Jonathan Woodgate’s first taste of the Cup as a manager ended in a shock exit 

Toothless Brentford were dumped out of the Carabao Cup first round on penalties by League Two Cambridge after it ended 1-1 at Griffin Park.

Substitute Harvey Knibbs scored the winning spot-kick in a 5-4 success after Bees defender Luka Racic was denied by Callum Burton in sudden death.

Rafael Cabral was the Reading hero on debut by saving two penalties to give his side a Carabao Cup shoot-out win at Wycombe after a 1-1 draw.

Brentford were dumped out of the Carabao Cup first round on penalties by Cambridge

AFC Wimbledon 2 2 Milton Keynes Dons

Milton Keynes Dons win 4-2 on penalties

Accrington Stanley 1 3 Sunderland 

Barnsley 0-3 Carlisle United

Blackburn Rovers 3-2 Oldham Athletic 

Blackpool 2-2 Macclesfield Town 

Macclesfield Town win 4-2 on penalties

Bradford City 0 4 Preston North End

Brentford 1-1 Cambridge United 

Cambridge United win 5-4 on penalties

Bristol Rovers 3-0 Cheltenham Town

Charlton Athletic 0-0 Forest Green Rovers

Forest Green Rovers win 5-3 on penalties

Colchester United 3-0 Swindon Town

Coventry City 4-1 Exeter City

Gillingham 2 2 Newport County AFC

Newport County AFC win 4-1 on penalties

Grimsby Town 1-0 Doncaster Rovers

Huddersfield Town 0-1 Lincoln City

Luton Town 3-1 Ipswich Town

Mansfield Town 2-2 Morecambe

Morecambe win 6-5 on penalties

Middlesbrough 2-2 Crewe Alexandra

Crewe Alexandra win 4-2 on penalties

Nottingham Forest 1-0 Fleetwood Town

Oxford United 1-0 Peterborough United

Plymouth Argyle 2-0 Leyton Orient

Port Vale 1-2 Burton Albion

Queens Park Rangers 3-3 Bristol City

Queens Park Rangers win 5-4 on penalties

Rochdale 5-2 Bolton Wanderers

Salford City 0-3 Leeds United

Scunthorpe United 0-1 Derby County

Shrewsbury Town 0-4 Rotherham United

Stevenage 1-2 Southend United

Swansea City 3-1 Northampton Town

Tranmere Rovers 0-3 Hull City

Walsall 2-3 Crawley Town

Wigan Athletic 0-1 Stoke City

Wycombe Wanderers 1-1 Reading

Reading win 4-2 on penalties.

West Bromwich Albion 1-2 Millwall

The Royals won 4-2 on penalties after the Brazilian, who signed from Sampdoria last week, denied Nick Freeman and Fred Onyedinma.

Jonathan Woodgate’s first taste of the Carabao Cup as a manager ended in a shock exit as Middlesbrough lost 4-2 on penalties against League Two side Crewe.

Boro were eventually made to pay for two disappointing goals in a poor first-half performance against David Artell’s side, as boos rang out in a sparsely-occupied Riverside Stadium.

Forest Green sent Championship high-fliers Charlton out of the Carabao Cup with a 5-3 penalty shootout victory at The Valley.

Lee Bowyer made 11 changes to the side which beat Stoke on Saturday and paid the price as the underdogs went through after the game finished 0-0.

Blackburn produced a remarkable turnaround with two stoppage-time goals to beat Oldham 3-2 in the Carabao Cup first round.

Latics took a shock 14th-minute lead through Gevaro Nepomuceno’s drilled strike but Bradley Dack equalised 20 minutes from time.

Millwall came from behind to beat West Brom 2-1 at The Hawthorns in the Carabao Cup first round.

Charlie Austin put the Baggies ahead on his debut but Tom Bradshaw equalised and Aiden O’Brien scored the winner, just three days after the teams drew 1-1 in the Sky Bet Championship.

Luton eased into the second round of Carabao Cup by beating League One Ipswich to register the first win of manager Graeme Jones’ reign.

Early on, Harry Cornick came close to an opener, his effort tipped on to the bar by keeper Will Norris.

QPR defeated Bristol City in a seesaw Carabao Cup first-round encounter at the Kiyan Prince Community Stadium.

The deadlock was broken in the 13th minute when Antoine Semenyo played an inch-perfect through-ball to Famara Diedhiou, who rounded debutant Liam Kelly before slotting home from a tight angle.

Carlisle caused a shock on their first trip to Oakwell since 1986 as they beat Barnsley 3-0 in the first round of the Carabao Cup.

Goals from Harry McKirdy, Jack Bridge and Nathan Thomas secured the Sky Bet League Two side an impressive away win against Championship opposition.

A moment of brilliance from Tiago Silva helped Nottingham Forest edge past Fleetwood with a 1-0 win at the City Ground in the Carabao Cup.

Joey Barton’s organised outfit were a tough nut to crack for long spells but Sabri Lamouchi’s side earned a place in the second round as Silva controlled, turned and finished wonderfully from 10 yards to provide the only goal of the game.

Harry Anderson scored the winner as League One side Lincoln dumped Championship opponents Huddersfield out of the Carabao Cup with a shock 1-0 win.

The 22-year-old midfielder scored with a sweet 55th minute volley as the Imps stunned the Terriers at the John Smith’s Stadium.

Andre Ayew climbed off the bench to score his first Swansea goals since May 2016 as Steve Cooper’s side progressed to the second round of the Carabao Cup after a 3-1 win over Northampton.

The League Two Cobblers went ahead through Matt Warburton, but Ayew was introduced straight after and a second-half brace from the Ghana captain turned the game on its head.

Hull breezed into the second round of the Carabao Cup after securing a 3-0 victory over Tranmere at Prenton Park.

A Jon Toral goal after only 19 seconds got the Tigers off to a flyer before David Milinkovic added a second five minutes later.

Tom Barkhuizen scored twice as Preston cruised into the Carabao Cup second round with a 4-0 win at League Two Bradford.

The Championship team, who made 11 changes from Saturday’s home win over Wigan, went in front in the 14th minute after a corner was only partially cleared and skipper Tom Clarke’s cross was turned in by Andre Green.

Crewe players celebrate with keeper Dave Richards after winning on penalties on Tuesday

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