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Capital One Cup Round 2 review

26 August 2015

Carlisle United caused the biggest shock of Round 2 in the Capital One Cup as they saw off Queens Park Rangers 2-1 at Loftus Road in a pulsating round of action.

The Cumbrians are yet to win a league match this season but Jason Kennedy’s late goal secured their passage into Round 3, where they’ll face eight-time League Cup winners Liverpool.

Read more: Capital One Cup Round 3 draw

The ball hit the back of the net 80 times in total on Tuesday night of Round 2 and five games featured five goals in a 4-1 scoreline.

A Joe Dodoo debut hat-trick fired Leicester City to success at Bury, while Ipswich Town needed extra-time to eventually see off Doncaster Rovers.

It was also 4-1 at St James’ Park, where Newcastle United comfortably eased past Northampton Town, and Charlton Athletic hit four against Peterborough United.

The other game to finish 4-1 was between Crystal Palace and Shrewsbury Town. Despite the League 1 Shrews taking the lead, Palace eventually turned it around around to advance after extra-time.

Elsewhere, Aston Villa and Sunderland were made to work hard for victories against Football League opposition, with the top-flight duo eventually seeing off Notts County (5-3) and Exeter City (6-3) respectively.

3 - Jermain Defoe has scored his first hat-trick in England since November 2012 (v Maribor in Europa League). Treble.

— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) August 25, 2015
Two games went all the way to penalties, with Stoke City overcoming Luton Town 8-7 on spot kicks live on Sky Sports, and West Bromwich Albion beating Port Vale 5-3 from 12 yards.

On Wednesday, Everton beat Barnsley 5-3 at Oakwell in what was a pulsating match to conclude the Round 2 action. 

Here's a look at the results from the Capital One Cup Second Round...

Tuesday 25th August

Aston Villa 5-3 Notts County
Birmingham City 2-0 Gillingham
Burton Albion 1-2 Middlesbrough
Bury 1-4 Leicester City
Crystal Palace 4-1 Shrewsbury Town
Doncaster Rovers 1-4 Ipswich Town
Fulham 3-0 Sheffield United
Hartlepool United 0-4 Bournemouth
Hull City 1-0 Rochdale
Luton Town 1-1 Stoke City (Stoke won 8-7 on penalties)
Milton Keynes Dons 2-1 Cardiff City
Newcastle United 4-1 Northampton Town
Peterborough United 1-4 Charlton Athletic
Portsmouth 1-2 Reading
Preston North End 1-0 Watford
Queens Park Rangers 1-2 Carlisle United
Rotherham United 1-2 Norwich City
Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 Oxford United
Sunderland 6-3 Exeter City
Swansea City 3-0 York City
Walsall 2-1 Brighton & Hove Albion
Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-1 Barnet
West Bromwich Albion 0-0 Port Vale (West Brom won 5-3 on penalties)

Wednesday 26th August

Barnsley 3-5 Everton

You can see the draw for Round 3 of the Capital One Cup by clicking here

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