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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