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.
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.
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)
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)
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)
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