Newcastle 1-0 Blackburn, West Ham 3-0 Charlton: Carabao Cup round two – as it happened

Paul Doyle on 15 September 2020


Aston Villa supporters had spent the day celebrating Jack Grealish’s new five-year contract and his link-up play with their £28m man Ollie Watkins will have added to the optimism for last season’s Carabao Cup finalists.

The striker – making his debut against Burton Albion – levelled the second-round tie at the Pirelli Stadium five minutes before half-time following impressive play by Grealish. The captain set Neil Taylor free inside the area and his low cross was tapped home at the far post by Watkins. The League One side had made a dream start by taking the lead with a minute on the clock through Colin Daniel. But Grealish’s influence grew in the match and it was the playmaker who grabbed a fine late second for Villa before Keinan Davis made it 3-1.

Luton edged past Reading 1-0 in their all-Championship clash at Madejski Stadium. The Hatters’ reward in the third round is a home meeting with Manchester United – the Premier League side’s first involvement in the competition this season – on a date to be confirmed next week. Luton went ahead in the 24th minute when Jordan Clark guided in a clever far-post header.

Patrick Schmidt and Jordan Williams were on target as Barnsley set up a third-round trip to Chelsea following a 2-0 victory against Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium. First-half goals from Schmidt and Williams settled things on Teesside. The Premier League champions, Liverpool, will head to Lincoln in the third round after the League One team hammered Bradford 5-0 in West Yorkshire. Holders Manchester City will play host to Bournemouth in the third round after the Cherries overcame Crystal Palace 11-10 on penalties, following a 0-0 draw at the Vitality Stadium.

Fleetwood beat Port Vale 2-1 and will now play the winners of tonight’s match between Everton and Salford City at Goodison Park.

Watford, still finding their way in the Championship, looked like losing against Oxford after Robert Hall put them ahead. However, an 89th-minute equaliser from Ken Sema saved the day before a 3-0 shootout win. Leyton Orient will take on Tottenham after a 3-2 victory against Plymouth. Guardian sport

Here’s Louise Taylor's match report from St James' Park

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Begovic saves Milivojevic’s second penalty. Bournemouth win the shootout 11-10!

Here are the other results:

Gillingham 1-1 Coventry (5-4 pens)

Middlesbrough 0-2 Barnsley

Millwall 3-1 Cheltenham

Reading 0-1 Luton

Derby 1-2 Preston

Bradford 0-5 Lincoln

Fleetwood 2-1 Port Vale

Newport 1-0 Cambridge

Oxford 1-1 Watford (0-3 pens)

Newcastle 1-0 Blackburn

West Ham 3-0 Charlton

Burton 1-3 Aston Villa

Orient 3-2 Plymouth

Morecambe 1-0 Oldham

Rochdale 0-2 Sheffield Wednesday

We’re back to where we started: David Brooks netted the first penalty, and he scores again on his second shot in the shootout. On it goes ...

After a 0-0 draw, Bournemouth and Crystal Palace can’t stop scoring in the shootout. It’s 10-10, and now the keepers have to shoot ... and Hennessey saves Begovic’s effort! Can the Palace keeper now convert his own to seal the win ... no! He blasts it miles over the bar! Maybe he remembered that the prie for winning this is a tie against Manchester City.



Morecambe 1-0 Oldham

Rochdale 0-2 Sheffield Wednesday

Burton 1-3 Aston Villa

Orient 3-2 Plymouth

Meanwhile, Bournemouth v Palace has gone to a penalty shootout.

GOAL! Orient 3-2 Plymouth. Danny Johnson pounces on a defensive mistake and firs into the net, completing a comeback from 2-0 down as the Os earn a duel against Tottenham Hotspur!

GOAL! Burton 1-3 Villa. Keinan Davies runs on to a through ball from Douglas Luiz and finishes smartly.

GOAL! Rochdale 0-2 Sheffield Wednesday. A clever freekick routine pays off as Josh Windass runs on the the disguised pass and flashes the ball into the net from eight yards.

GOAL! Burton 1-2 Villa. On the day he signed a new five-year contract, Jack Grealish has smashed in the winning goal for Villa, meeting a corner with a ferocious right-footed volley from inside the D.

Villa’s Jack Grealish volleys in from just inside the D.
Villa’s Jack Grealish volleys in from just inside the D. Photograph: Getty Images


Burton are still holding Villa 1-1, with five minutes to go before a shootout. Villa are pushing for a winner before then, and Jota has just spanked a fierce shot inches over the bar from long range.

Full times:

Newcastle 1-0 Blackburn

West Ham 3-0 Charlton

GOAL! Orient 2-2 Plymouth. The Os have come from two goals down, with Jobi McAnuff drawing them level. If there are no more goals in the net 15 minutes, we’ll have a shootout to decide which of these teams will take on Spurs in the next round.

GOAL! West Ham 3-0 Charlton Unless the Hammers truly balls things up - which we can never discount, of course - then Felipe Andersen has confirmed their date with Leeds or Hull in the next round.

Watford have beaten Oxford on penalties thanks to three saves in the shootout by Daniel Bachmann.

GOAL! Rochdale 0-1 Sheffield Wednesday. Fresh from his arrival from Huddersfield, Elias Kachunga scores for Wednesday.

GOAL! Orient 1-2 Plymouth Louis Dennis steers a dainty volley into the net from 10 yards to give Orient hope.

Fleetwood have beaten Port Vale 2-1 and will meet either Everton or Salford City in the next round.

GOAL! Bradford 0-5 Lincoln. Callum Morton completes the scoring as Lincoln book a tie with Liverpool.

GOAL! Oxford 1-1 Watford. This one could be headed for penalties after Ken Sema sweeps the ball into the net from seven yards after a mix-up in the box.

Watford’s Ken Sema (12) scores a late equaliser.
Watford’s Ken Sema (12) scores a late equaliser. Photograph: Dennis Goodwin/ProSports/Rex/Shutterstock


GOAL! Newport 1-0 Cambridge Scott Twine lashes a shot into the net from the edge of the box to give Newport the lead with 10 minutes to go.

Another wonderful flourish by Grealish to set up another chance for Watkins. This time the striker doesn’t finish, his shot skimming the bar on the way over. Burton 1-1 Villa.

GOAL! Fleetwood 2-1 Port Vale (Josh Morris)

GOAL! Burton 1-1 Villa. Ollie Watkins scores on his competitive debut! Naturally Grealish created it, working a little magic down the left before flipping the ball through for Taylor to cross. All Watkins had to do was make sure he was in the right place to finish, which he did.

GOAL! Derby 1-2 Preston Daniel Johnson converts a late penalty with style. Unless something freakish happens in the last seconds, Preston will be taking on Brighton or Portsmouth in the next round.

GOAL! Orient 0-2 Plymouth Kelland Watts extends the Pilgrims’ lead.

Gillingham beat Coventry on penalties after a 1-1 draw. They will play Wolves or Stoke in the next round.

GOAL! Fleetwood 1-1 Port Vale. Danny Whitehead equalises for Vale.

GOAL! Derby 1-1 Preston Tom Barkhuizen smashes a superb shot into the roof of the net from just outside the area.

GOAL! Newcastle 1-0 Blackburn. Following goals for Jeff Hendrick and Callum Wilson last weekend, another of Newcastle’s new signings has hit the net, Ryan Fraser giving them the lead against Blackburn.

Newcastle United’s Ryan Fraser puts his side ahead.
Newcastle United’s Ryan Fraser puts his side ahead. Photograph: Getty Images


GOAL! Orient 0-1 Plymouth. Panutche Camara taps home to give the Pilgrims the lead against the run of play. WIll that be enough to secure them a tie against Spurs in the next round?

GOAL! Gillingham 1-1 Coventry Jordan Graham sends this tie to a shootout by netting a penalty in the last minute of stoppage time.


Hause stretches to meet a cross by Grealish bu can’t keep his header down, nodding over from eight yards. Burton still lead Villa 1-0.

GOAL! West Ham 2-0 Charlton Haller gets his second of the game, this one an excellent header from a cross from the left.

West Ham United’s Sebastien Haller heads in his side’s second.
West Ham United’s Sebastien Haller heads in his side’s second. Photograph: Rob Newell/CameraSport/Getty Images


Full times:

Reading 0-1 Luton. The Hatters face Manchester United in the next round

Millwall 3-1 Cheltenham 1. Next up is Burnley or Sheffield United.

Middlesbrough 0-2 Barnsley. The winners takes on Chelsea next.

GOAL! West Ham 1-0 Charlton Sebastien Haller taps into the net from three yards after a set-up by Yarmolenko. West Ham have found their level.

GOAL! Burton 1-0 Aston Villa Dean Smith’s team tightened up amazingly towards the end of last season but their defence has not begun this one well: they conceded within a minute of their first game, as burton’s Colin Daniel arrives unmarked to meet a low cross from the right and slam it into the net from 10 yards.

Burton Albion’s Colin Daniel slams in the opening goal.
Burton Albion’s Colin Daniel slams in the opening goal. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/AFP/Getty Images


RED CARD! Derby’s Mike Tewierik gets sent to the naughty step for taking down Séan Maguire at the edge of the area. Derby are one goal up but a man down.

GOAL! Derby 1-0 Preston. Jason Knight pokes into the net from close range after an amusing scramble in the box.

GOAL! Bradford 0-4 Lincoln. Be afraid, Vrigil van Dijk! Lincoln are coming for you! James Jones has added to their impressive tally; it’s not half-time yet but Lincoln are surely on their way to Liverpool.

Oxford, despite making eight changes, are running the show against Watford and creating numerous chances. They’ve just hit the post from one and ballooned the ball over the bar from close range from another. Watford need to get their act together to avoid embarrassment. They currently trail 1-0.

GOAL! Bradford 0-3 Lincoln. Lewis Montsma turns a freekick from the right into the net to send the Imps close to a showdown with Liverpool in the next round.

GOAL! Millwall 3-1 Cheltenham Finn Azaz blasts on into the net from 20 yards, but a Cheltenham comeback remains a very long shot.

GOAL! Gillingham 0-1 Coventry A cross comes in from the left and Maxime Biamou guides a deft header into the top corner.

GOAL! Oxford 1-0 Watford. Rob Hall does the business.

Here’s a little diversion from the Carabao Cup razzmatazz:


GOAL! Millwall 3-0 Cheltenham. Matt Smith increases Millwall’s lead. Only the most idiotic punter would back Cheltenham to win from here.

GOAL! Fleetwood 1-0 Port Vale. It’s the evergreen Irishman Paddy Madden on the mark again, albeit with the help of a big deflection off a defender.

GOAL! Millwall 2-0 Cheltenham. Conor Mahoney edges Millwall a little close to a date with Premier League opposition in the next round: either Burnley or Sheffield United await the winners of this one.

GOAL! Bradford 0-2 Lincoln A swift counter-attack down the right, followed by a neat side-footed finish fro 15 yards by Anthony Scully. The prospect of meeting Liverpool in the next round seems to have fired up Lincoln.


GOAL! Bradford 0-1 Lincoln A painful start for Tyler French, who has scored in his own goal.

Aston Villa play their first match of the season today, with their Premier League campaign not starting until’s Monday’s joust with Sheffield United. Today they are in action at Burton Albion and Dean Smith is NOT taking it lightly: Jack Grealish starts on the day he pledged his long-term future to the club by signing a new five-year deal and record signing Ollie Watkins will be hoping to get his first competitive goal after netting in Saturday’s friendly against Manchester United. Here is the full lineup:

Villa: Nyland; Elmohamady, Hause, Mings, Taylor; Nakamba, J.Ramsey, Lansbury; El Ghazi, Watkins, Grealish. Subs: Steer, Guilbert, Konsa, Douglas Luiz, Jota, Davis, Samatta.



Latest scores from 6pm kickoffs:

Gillingham 0-0 Coventry

Middlesbrough 0-2 Barnsley

Millwall 1-0 Cheltenham

Reading 0-1 Luton


Derby 0-0 Preston


Bradford – Lincoln

Fleetwood 0-0 Port Vale

Newport – Cambridge

Oxford – Watford


Newcastle - Blackburn

West Ham – Charlton’s


Bournemouth – Crystal Palace

Burton Albion – Aston Villa.

Orient – Plymouth

Morecambe – Oldham

Rochdale – Sheffield Wednesday

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