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Review: EFL Cup Round Two review

24 August 2016

Accrington Stanley produced the shock of EFL Cup Round Two with a last-gasp victory over Burnley.

Matty Pearson struck in the last minute of extra-time to see the Sky Bet League Two outfit past their Lancastrian neighbours.

Twenty-four hours earlier, Northampton Town and Gillingham caused upsets by seeing off West Brom and Watford respectively.

The League One duo held their Premier League opposition in 90 minutes before advancing.

While the Cobblers saw off the Baggies 4-3 on penalties after a 2-2 draw, Justin Edinburgh’s Gills beat the Hornets 2-1 in extra-time.

Penalties were also needed at the iPro, where a mammoth shoot-out ended 14-13 to Derby County, seeing them advance past Carlisle United.

West Brom and Watford may have fell, but seven other Premier League teams advanced on Tuesday, including Stoke City, who beat Stevenage 4-0 thanks largely to a Peter Crouch hat-trick.

Who netted a hat-trick?👆
Who got star of the night?👆

The big man has still got it. 😎👏

— EFL Cup (@EFLCup) August 23, 2016

Crystal Palace won 2-0 against Blackpool, Chelsea saw off Bristol Rovers 3-2 and Liverpool thumped Burton Albion 5-0 in front of the Sky Sports cameras.

The blue half of Merseyside also won comfortably, with Everton beating Yeovil Town 4-0, while Championship Norwich City scored six goals in a 6-1 victory over Coventry City.

It was also goals galore at Ewood Park, where Blackburn Rovers avoided an upset by edging past Sky Bet League Two Crewe Alexandra 4-3 in extra-time, having fought back from 2-0 down.

In addition to the aforementioned Accrington triumph, three further games took place on Wednesday, with Fulham edging past Middlesbrough 2-1 in extra-time. Bournemouth and Sunderland avoided becoming Round Two casualties, seeing off Morecambe and Shrewsbury Town respectively.

Here’s a look at the EFL Cup Round Two results in full:

Tuesday 23rd August 2016

Blackburn Rovers 4-3 Crewe Alexandra (AET)
Burton Albion 0-5 Liverpool
Chelsea 3-2 Bristol Rovers
Derby County 1-1 - Carlisle United (14-13 penalties)
Everton 4-0 Yeovil Town
Exeter City 1-3 Hull City
Luton Town 0-1 Leeds United
Millwall 1-2 Nottingham Forest
Newcastle United 2-0 Cheltenham Town
Northampton Town 2-2 West Bromwich Albion (4-3 penalties)
Norwich City 6-1 Coventry City
Oxford United 2-4 Brighton & Hove Albion
Peterborough United 1-3 Swansea City
Preston North End 2-0 Oldham Athletic
Queens Park Rangers 2-1 Rochdale
Scunthorpe United 1-2 Bristol City
Stevenage 0-4 Stoke City
Watford 1-2 Gillingham (AET)
Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-1 Cambridge United
Reading 2-2 Milton Keynes Dons (4-2 penalties)

Wednesday 24th August 2016

Accrington Stanley 1-0 Burnley (AET)
Fulham 2-1 Middlesbrough (AET)
Morecambe 1-2 AFC Bournemouth
Sunderland 1-0 Shrewsbury Town

Draw: Click here for the EFL Cup Round Three draw

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