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Carabao Cup

Round Two: Team of the Round

24 August 2017

Round Two of the Carabao Cup is complete, and it's time to unveil the second Team of the Round selection! Another hat-trick hero from Leeds United makes the line-up, along with the key men behind the big wins and the major upsets.

Goalkeeper: Will Norris (Wolverhampton Wanderers)

An excellent Wolves performance saw them knock last year's finalists Southampton out of the competition, and Norris was one of many star performers in the 2-0 win.

In his first appearance against a top-flight team, the young goalkeeper excelled, including producing a stunning save to deny Maya Yoshida with the scores level.

Defender: Joe Worrall (Nottingham Forest)

Nottingham Forest may have conceded twice to Newcastle United in their Round Two tie, but that takes nothing away from a fine defensive display from Worrall and his team-mates.

The centre-back but his body on the line to deny the Premier League side, and he was rewarded when Tyler Walker grabbed an extra-time winner. A special mention must go to Jason Cummings for his two goals in the 3-2 win.

Defender: Joe Wright (Doncaster Rovers)

Doncaster booked themselves an away tie at the Emirates Stadium with a second successive victory against a seeded side – Hull City becoming the latest scalp.

Alfie May and Tommy Rowe hit the target, but Wright was outstanding at the back to thwart the Tigers throughout.

Defender: Ryan Sweeney (Bristol Rovers)

Another League One outift to keep a side from the tier above at bay were Bristol Rovers, who held firm to defeat Fulham at Craven Cottage.

Going a goal ahead early on, Darrell Clarke's men were prepared for an onslaught, but Sweeney – along with his fellow defenders – dealt with everything the Cottagers had to offer.

Midfielder: Demarai Gray (Leicester City)

Gray dazzled as Leicester ran riot in the second half against Sheffield United, in a Round Two tie screened live on Sky Sports.

After a fine individual opener, Gray turned provider for Islam Slimani, who deserves an honorary mention for his brace in the 4-1 win.

Midfielder: Ben Fox (Burton Albion)

Fox enjoyed a night to cherish as he scored his first professional goal, helping Burton past a Cardiff City side who have won every match of the 2017/18 season so far.

The midfielder's delivery led to the Brewers' first on the night, before heading home what proved to be the match-winning goal with 20 minutes remaining.

Midfielder: Kemar Roofe (Leeds United)

In Round One, it was Samu Saiz, but in Round Two, Roofe stepped up to the plate by scoring a hat-trick in a convincing Leeds victory.

A goal down early on, the 24-year-old inspired an Elland Road turnaround, and rounded off his treble with a fine overhead kick.

Midfielder: Leroy Fer (Swansea City)

Another man behind a turnaround was Fer, who made sure Swansea weren't behind for long against Milton Keynes Dons.

The Dutchman restored parity just two minutes after the Swans conceded, and he added another as his side went on to ease to a 4-1 win.

Midfielder: Josh Clarke (Brentford)

Brentford had a Tuesday night to remember, cruising to a biggest ever away victory against West London foes Queens Park Rangers, defeating them 4-1.

Clarke was one of the stand-out performers against the R's, playing a part in the first goal and adding the gloss with the final goal of the win, on what was his 50th appearance for the Bees.

Forward: Scott Hogan (Aston Villa)

Hogan netted in Aston Villa's Round One tie against Colchester United, and he took his Carabao Cup season tally to three with a double against Wigan Athletic.

After sliding in to score the opener, he added a fine second on the stroke of half-time to restore a two-goal cushion and end the Latics fightback.

Forward: Josh Murphy (Norwich City)

Norwich edged past Swindon in the Round One, and they may have thought they were in for another testing night when Charlton Athletic took an early lead at Carrow Road.

But Murphy made sure that wasn't the case with a majestic performance, scoring twice and creating another in a 4-1 win for the Canaries.

Manager: Lee Johnson (Bristol City)

Bristol City marched on to Round Three following a stunning second-half display to see off Premier League Watford at Vicarage Road.

Johnson's half-time introduction of Bobby Reid was one of his inspired decisions, with the in-form forward netting one as the Robins fought back to claim a 3-2 triumph.

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