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Watford the only PL casualty on big-scoring League Cup night

Watford the only Premier League team eliminated but others face tough night in League Cup

Watford the only PL casualty on big-scoring League Cup night

LONDON (AP) -- Watford was the only Premier League casualty on a frenzied, high-scoring night in the League Cup but other topflight teams were given a rough ride by lower-league opponents on Tuesday.

Watford was eliminated by Preston, with Marnick Vermijl scoring the only goal for the second-tier side in the second round. Miguel Britos was sent off on his debut for Watford, which is still searching for its first win after returning to the Premier League.

West Bromwich Albion and Stoke only advanced by winning on penalties.

After being held 0-0 by Port Vale, West Brom beat the third-tier side 5-3 in the shootout. Stoke edged fourth-tier Luton 8-7 on penalties after being held 1-1 over 120 minutes.

The third round, when the Premier League teams involved in European competitions enter, should offer more drama with two derbies: Tottenham-Arsenal and Aston Villa-Birmingham.

Here is a look at the other Premier League teams in action on Tuesday, with three hat-trick scorers:

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SUNDERLAND 6 EXETER 3

A wild match was settled by Jermain Defoe scoring a hat trick, compensating for defensive gaffes which allowed the fourth-tier side to make it 3-3 at half time.

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ASTON VILLA 5 NOTTS COUNTY 3

Scott Sinclair's treble ensured Villa nudged past the fourth-tier side in extra time after it finished 3-3 at the end of 90 minutes.

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BURY 1 LEICESTER 4

Joe Dodoo's Leicester debut was even more memorable thanks to his three goals against the third-tier side. Some Leicester fans invaded the pitch after the 20-year-old winger completed his treble in the last minute.

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NEWCASTLE 4 NORTHAMPTON 1

Newcastle winger Florian Thauvin scored three minutes into his first start following a $20-million transfer from Marseille to help Steve McClaren register his first win as manager.

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CRYSTAL PALACE 4 SHREWSBURY 1

Palace was forced into extra time by the third-tier visitors but Glenn Murray then scored a penalty before Chung-yong Lee and Wilfried Zaha also netted.

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ROTHERHAM 1 NORWICH 2

Norwich's winner against the second-tier side came from Ricky Van Wolfswinkel scoring his first goal for the club since his debut two years ago. The Dutch striker spent last season on loan at French side St Etienne.

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EASY WINS

Swansea, the 2013 winners, eased into the third round with a 3-0 victory over York and Premier League newcomer Bournemouth went one better by beating another fourth-tier side, Hartlepool, 4-0.

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THIRD ROUND

Following Tuesday's draw, the games involving Premier League teams in the third round in the week commencing Sept. 21:

Aston Villa v Birmingham

Crystal Palace v Charlton

Fulham v Stoke

Hull v Swansea

Leicester v West Ham

Liverpool v Carlisle

Manchester United v Ipswich

MK Dons v Southampton

Newcastle v Sheffield Wednesday

Norwich v West Brom

Preston v Bournemouth

Reading v Barnsley or Everton (who play Wednesday)

Sunderland v Manchester City

Tottenham v Arsenal

Walsall v Chelsea


Updated : 2021-09-23 15:25 GMT+08:00