After losing their opening game in the championship Birmingham City, who narrowly avoided relegation last season, had to be a quick pick-me-up and the League Cup is an excellent opportunity, which they seized, with the ready want.durability against League Two Crawley Town 5-1 in St. Andrews
The hero of the hour for Harry Redknapp ‘ s side of Che Adams, was a hat-trick, David Davis, and substitute Robert Tesche scored on the opponent in front of Panutche Camara replied late for Harry Kewell side.
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Accrington gained some revenge for their division by knocking out Preston North End in a dramatic finish at the Wham-stadium. The replacement Billy Kee won with a 3-2 victory in stoppage time, after Jordan Hugill had levelled for the second time only moments earlier. It was only four minutes after Jordan Clark had given, Accrington a 2-1 lead, their first goal has been scored, the defender Ben Richards-Everton in the 20th minute.
Accrington manager John Coleman said: “I am thrilled. It was a full-blood game, Preston are a good side, but they looked a different animal to the team they played in the pre-season, if they beat us. It is a good game to see, there are lots of opportunities was wide open, but the boys showed incredible character, she never gave up and chased lost causes. If it’s 2-2, I’m sure most people thought it would be extra-time and Preston would win, but the boys are made of stern stuff and showed to grab bucket loads of character, is the winner.”
To report to Yeovil Town, so embarrassing from an 8-2 defeat at Luton Town, the players agreed to,, 258 fans that travelled to watch, have their supporters proud in defeat, only 1-0 lose to Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux, where Nouha Dicko the winner scored with 15 minutes left
Bristol City have scored five goals in a League Cup game for only the second time, and a clean sheet kept as they continued their bright opening of the season against Plymouth Argyle at Ashton Gate. The city made six changes to the 18-year-old striker Freddy Hinds, signed from Luton in January, took the eye with the selection of five targets for a powerful drive from 25 metres. Jens Hegeler, Nathan Baker and Korey Smith had hit the home team with 3: 0 in 20 minutes in front of Hinds in the vicinity of the break. Substitute Jamie Paterson left completed the scoring with 11 minutes. City assistant manager Jamie McAllister said Hinds: “He is a natural finisher. He is desperate to improve, so I was thrilled he scored a wonderful goal.”
There was late drama at Oakwell, where Ryan Hedges scored a winner deep into injury time when Barnsley defeated League Two sea at Morecambe 4-3. Tom Bradshaw and Ike Ugbo had given Barnsley the beginning of the initiative, but Sam Lavelle, the deficit is reduced just before half-time. Bradshaw led the home side back in front, but a penalty from Michael Rose and Vadaine Oliver, late effort tracks, sent the Band in the extension, before the hedges are beaten
Barnsley’s manager Paul hecking bottom said: “It had everything, isn’t it? I’m just glad we won it and won it in normal time.”
Ipswich Town chalked up their second victory of the campaign by winning 2-0 at Luton with a goal in each half from Republic of Ireland forward David McGoldrick, while you Eat Anglia rivals Norwich City defeated Swindon 3-2 at Carrow Road.
Neil Warnock had harsh words for his Cardiff players in the half, when she fell silent, Portsmouth and it seemed to do the trick, although they needed extra time and a 113.-to see minute goal by Greg Halford from the League One side.
“I thought we started the game well, but then we were sloppy half,” said Warnock. “We had to say a few words in the mid-term, you could say, it was a little hard. But in the second half, and in the extra-time I thought we were super.”