Date: 24th August 2016 at 12:54pm
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The Brighton run in the League Cup is continuing for at least one more round after the second round win against Oxford at the Kassam Stadium on Tuesday.

Three late goals ensure Brighton took a place in the next round of the League Cup after a four-two win at League 1 side Oxford.

It took a little over minute for Brighton to breakthrough with Adekugbe opening the scoring but Oxford were level before the half hour mark when Thomas equalised.

With the match heading into the final 15-minutes LuaLua’s 25-yard effort put Brighton ahead again, which came shortly after Oxford’s Lundstram had been denied by the underside of the crossbar.

Manu made it three on 81-minutes before Hemed came off the bench to confirm the win five-minutes from time but it was Oxford who had the last say with Crowley getting a U’s consolation deep into injury-time.

Here’s a round up of the League Cup action from the other matches played, with some still to take place.


Tuesday 23rd August 2016 – Football League Cup Second Round
Crystal Palace 2-0 Blackpool 19:30
Blackburn 4-3 Crewe 19:45
Burton 0-5 Liverpool 19:45
Chelsea 3-2 Bristol Rovers 19:45
Derby 1-1 Carlisle 19:45
(Derby won 14-13 on penalties)
Everton 4-0 Yeovil 19:45
Exeter 1-3 Hull 19:45
Luton 0-1 Leeds 19:45
Millwall 1-2 Nottm Forest 19:45
Newcastle 2-0 Cheltenham 19:45
Northampton 2-2 West Brom 19:45
(Northampton won 4-3 on penalties)
Norwich 6-1 Coventry 19:45
Oxford Utd 2-4 Brighton 19:45
Peterborough 1-3 Swansea 19:45
Preston 2-0 Oldham 19:45
QPR 2-1 Rochdale 19:45
Scunthorpe 1-2 Bristol City 19:45
Stevenage 0-4 Stoke 19:45
Watford 1-2 Gillingham 19:45
Wolves 2-1 Cambridge 19:45
Reading 2-2 MK Dons 20:00
(Reading won 4-2 on penalties)

To be played

Wednesday 24th August 2016 – Football League Cup Second Round
Accrington V Burnley 19:45
Fulham V Middlesbrough 19:45
Morecambe V Bournemouth 19:45
Sunderland V Shrewsbury 19:45

Some very high scoring matches, with an upset or two as well with the biggest of Tuesday night being the West Brom exit to Northampton.

After an extra time two-two draw the match needed penalties with Northampton going through four-three with another penalty shootout needed for Derby to see off Carlisle after a one-one draw at the iPro Stadium. The Rams eventually winning 14-13!

Premier League side Watford also bowed out after a two-one Vicarage Road defeat to League 1 side Gillingham but most other Premier League and Championship sides advanced and quite comfortably from potential banana skins really.

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