Sporf’s exclusive Carabao Cup Round Two review

Another round of the Carabao Cup took place early last week with some brilliant games on display.

Leeds United travelled to Crewe Alexandra with an abundance of away support and managed to beat the Cheshire side 3-0 – Kalvin Phillips’ effort and a Jack Harrison’s brace sending Marcelo Bielsa‚Äôs men into the next stage.

Cardiff City were knocked out after goals from Brighton City’s Jakub Moder and Andi Zeqiri saw the southern side breeze through.

Premier League new-boys Brentford were able to turnover a goal’s deficit to beat Forest Green 3-1 on home soil.

Sheffield United beat fellow Championship outfit Derby 2-1, while the other competitors in the second tier of English football faced off in the tournament, with Fulham beating Birmingham City 2-0.

Preston North End enjoyed a free-scoring Lancashire derby against Morecambe, with the Lilywhites winning 4-2 at the Mazuma Stadium.

In a huge result, Norwich City smashed past Bournemouth 6-0, in a game that featured 18 changes from the weekend’s games collectively. Both Christos Tzolis and Josh Sargent managed two goals each while Lukas Rupp and Kenny McLean also got on the scoresheet.

Barrow came into their game against Aston Villa as one of the underdogs but there was no fairytale ending as Aston Villa won 6-0 at Holker Street, as the home side played a Premier League club for the first time in their history.

Crystal Palace continued their abysmal form with a 1-0 loss to Watford – while Andros Townsend repaid his manager’s faith by burying a 79th-minute goal earned a 2-1 win for 10-man Everton against Huddersfield.

The following night, the second lot of fixtures got underway.

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