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Carabao Cup: Middlesbrough and Nottingham Forest survive scares, Patrick Bamford scores in Leeds victory, plus all the results

Championship sides Middlesbrough and Nottingham Forest both survived scares among a host of Carabao Cup first-round ties to be settled on penalties.

Middlesbrough were held 3-3 over 90 minutes by League Two Notts County in an eventful game at the Riverside Stadium but prevailed 4-3 on spot-kicks.

Karanka’s Forest eventually progressed

Boro trailed three times in normal time but two goals from Ashley Fletcher and another from Enes Mahmutovic cancelled out a Jon Stead double and Tom Crawford strike. With extra time no longer played at this stage of the competition, Andy Lonergan then made two saves in the shoot-out.

Forest, reduced to 10 men after the first-half sending off of goalkeeper Jordan Smith, looked to be heading out at the City Ground until Matty Cash made it 1-1 against Bury with a stoppage-time equaliser. The Shakers had led since Eoghan O’Connell’s second-minute strike. Forest won 10-9 on penalties.

Bristol City did go out to lower division opposition, falling 1-0 to League One Plymouth at Ashton Gate. Yann Songo’o claimed the only goal.

Blackburn had no such worries as they thrashed Carlisle 5-1. Adam Armstrong and Bradley Dack both got on the scoresheet twice for Rovers with Kasey Palmer also on target.

Bamford scored on his full Leeds debut

Aston Villa were made to work hard for their 1-0 victory over League Two Yeovil at Huish Park. Alex Fisher missed a penalty for the Glovers before Conor Hourihane claimed Villa’s 77th-minute winner.

West Brom also found things far from straightforward against League One Luton but eventually came through at The Hawthorns with a 62nd-minute goal from Oliver Burke.

Leeds prevailed 2-1 in their all-Championship clash with Bolton at Elland Road. Patrick Bamford and Saiz Samuel struck before Erhun Otzumer replied.

Reading saw off Birmingham 2-0 in another Championship meeting, Yakou Meite and John Swift netting their goals.

Full Carabao Cup results:

Nottingham Forest 1-1 Bury (Forest win 10-9 on pens)

Blackpool 3-1 Barnsley

Carlisle United 1-5 Blackburn Rovers

Crewe Alexandra 1-1 Fleetwood Town (Fleetwood win 4-3 on pens)

Grimsby Town 0-2 Rochdale

Leeds United 2-1 Bolton Wanderers

Macclesfield Town 1-1 Bradford City (Macclesfield win 4-2 on pens)

Mansfield Town 6-1 Accrington Stanley

Middlesbrough 3-3 Notts County (Boro win 4-3 on pens)

Lampard returned to winning ways

Oldham Athletic 0-2 Derby County

Port Vale 0-4 Lincoln City

Preston North End 3-1 Morcambe

Rotherham United 3-1 Wigan Athletic

Scunthorpe United 1-2 Doncaster Rovers

Sheffield United 1-1 Hull City (Hull win 5-4 on pens)

Chris Wilder’s Sheffield United lost on pens

Shrewsbury Town 1-2 Burton Albion

Tranmere Rovers 1-3 Walsall

Bristol City 0-1 Plymouth Argyle

Bristol Rovers 2-1 Crawley Town

Cambridge United 1-4 Newport County

Cheltenham Town 2-2 Colchester United (Cheltenham win 6-5 on pens)


Exeter City 1-1 Ipswich Town (Exeter win 4-2 on pens)

Millwall 0-0 Gillingham (Millwall win 3-1 on pens)

Milton Keynes Dons 3-0 Charlton Athletic

Norwich City 3-1 Stevenage

Oxford United 2-0 Coverntry City

Portsmouth 1-2 AFC Wimbledon

Queens Park Rangers 2-0 Peterborough United

Steve McClaren watched a comfortable win for his QPR side

Southend United 2-4 Brentford

Swindown Town 0-1 Forest Green Rovers

Wycombe Wanderers 1-1 Northampton Town (Wycombe win 7-6 on pens)

Yeovil Town 0-1 Aston Villa

Reading 2-0 Birmingham City

West Bromwich Albion 1-0 Luton Town

 

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