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Review: EFL Cup Round One review

11 August 2016

A drama-filled Round One of EFL Cup football kicked off with 10 teams winning in extra-time on Tuesday - one of those being Oxford United.

The U’s struck late on against Birmingham City through Liam Sercombe, and that was enough for the Sky Bet League One side to progress 1-0.

Another League One side, Northampton Town, beat Championship opposition in the EFL Cup for the third year in succession - seeing off Barnsley 2-1 - while Blackpool, Cambridge United, Coventry City and Exeter City also won in extra-time.

Scunthorpe United and Yeovil Town both triumphed in the additional 30 minutes by a 2-0 scoreline, and Crewe Alexandra edged past Sheffield United 2-1 thanks to a Ryan Lowe brace.

This guy. 🙌

Off the bench in the 68th min...

89th-min leveller...

Winner in the 100th min.


— EFL Cup (@EFLCup) August 9, 2016

The other game which went to extra-time was a nine-goal thriller between Rotherham United and Morecambe, and the Sky Bet League Two Shrimps won it 5-4 thanks largely thanks to a Jack Dunn hat-trick.

RESULT OF THE NIGHT: This game was something else...@ShrimpsOfficial 👏👏👏

— EFL Cup (@EFLCup) August 9, 2016

Newport County and Milton Keynes Dons also produced goals - five to be precise - and it was Karl Robinson's side who advanced after coming from 2-0 down to snatch it 3-2.

The game between Accrington Stanley and Bradford City, meanwhile, failed to produce any goals after 120 minutes of action, but Stanley took it 11-10 on spot-kicks.

Elsewhere, Sky Bet League Two duo Cheltenham Town and Stevenage caused upsets in 90 minutes, claiming the scalps of Charlton Athletic and Ipswich Town respectively.

Blackburn Rovers won for the first time under Owen Coyle, easing past Mansfield 3-1, and fellow Championship sides Brighton, Derby, Fulham, Preston, Wolves, Bristol City and Reading progressed.

The Seagulls' success was by a 4-0 margin against Colchester United, and that was also the score recorded by League One Millwall over Martin Allen's Barnet, cruising their way through to Round Two.

The drama continued on Wednesday night with three games going to extra-time, two of which were settled by spot-kicks.

The story of the night was written by Sky Bet League Two leaders Luton Town, who came from a goal down to beat Aston Villa 3-1. Jake Gray, Cameron McGeehan and a Jores Okore own goal sent the Hatters through after Jordan Ayew’s opener.

Burton Albion saw off Bury 3-2 in extra-time, while QPR and Leeds United both needed penalties to edge past League One opposition after 2-2 draws.

The R’s defeated Swindon Town 4-2 from the spot, while Robert Green saved the crucial penalty as Garry Monk’s men overcame Fleetwood Town 5-4 from 12 yards.

In the final Round One tie on Thursday night, Bristol Rovers became the 10th team to knock out Championship opposition by beating Cardiff City 1-0 in extra-time at the Memorial Stadium. Chris Lines' stunning strike from range booked the Gas a trip to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea in Round Two.

Draw: Click here for the EFL Cup Round Two draw 

Here’s a look at the EFL Cup Round One results:

Tuesday 9th August 2016

Accrington Stanley 0-0 Bradford City (11-10 on pens)
Barnsley 1-2 Northampton Town
Barnet 0-4 Millwall
Birmingham City 0-1 Oxford United
Blackpool 4-2 Bolton Wanderers
Brighton & Hove Albion 4-0 Colchester United
Cambridge United 2-1 Sheffield Wednesday
Carlisle United 2-1 Port Vale
Cheltenham Town 1-0 Charlton Athletic
Coventry City 3-2 Portsmouth
Derby County 1-0 Grimsby Town
Doncaster Rovers 1-2 Nottingham Forest
Exeter City 1-0 Brentford
Ipswich Town 0-1 Stevenage
Leyton Orient 2-3 Fulham
Mansfield Town 1-3 Blackburn Rovers
Newport County 2-3 Milton Keynes Dons
Oldham Athletic 2-1 Wigan Athletic
Peterborough United 3-2 AFC Wimbledon
Preston North End 1-0 Hartlepool United
Reading 2-0 Plymouth Argyle
Rochdale 3-1 Chesterfield
Rotherham United 4-5 Morecambe
Scunthorpe United 2-0 Notts County
Sheffield United 1-2 Crewe Alexandra
Shrewsbury Town 2-1 Huddersfield Town
Southend United 1-3 Gillingham
Walsall 0-2 Yeovil Town
Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-1 Crawley Town
Wycombe Wanderers 0-1 Bristol City

Wednesday 10th August 2016

Burton Albion 3-2 Bury
Fleetwood Town 2-2 Leeds United (4-5 on pens)
Luton Town 3-1 Aston Villa
Queens Park Rangers 2-2 Swindon Town (4-2 on pens)

Thursday 11th August 2016

Bristol Rovers 1-0 Cardiff City

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