Liverpool and Hull needed extra time to defeat lower-division teams in the second round of the League Cup, while Fulham advanced in a penalty shootout and Crystal Palace was upset.
Liverpool beat Notts County 4-2 last night and Hull won 1-0 at Leyton Orient as Premier League clubs not participating in Europe entered English soccer’s second-tier club competition. Fulham beat Burton Albion 5-4 on penalty kicks after a 2-2 draw and Crystal Palace fell 2-1 at Bristol City.
Daniel Sturridge got his second goal of the game to lift his tally to nine in his past eight matches as record eight-time winner Liverpool scored twice in the extra period against League One’s Notts County. Jordan Henderson added the fourth.
Raheem Sterling and Sturridge gave the Reds a 2-0 first-half lead at Anfield before Yoann Arguin and Adam Coombes tied the game for Notts County. Sturridge made it 3-2 in the 105th minute and Henderson clinched the win five minutes later.
Robbie Brady scored in the 107th minute to give Hull the win at League One leader Leyton Orient, while David Stockdale made the only save of the shootout as Fulham survived against League Two’s Burton Albion.
Jay Emmanuel-Thomas and Scott Wagstaff scored in the second half to lead Bristol City to the home win against Crystal Palace. Sunderland scored three goals after the 87th minute to stun Milton Keynes Dons 4-2, Norwich beat Bury 6-3, West Ham defeated Cheltenham 2-1, West Brom was a 3-0 winner against Newport County, while Southampton won 5-1 at Barnsley.
LEAGUE CUP SECOND ROUND RESULTS Barnsley 1-5 Southampton Bristol City 2-1 Crystal Palace Burnley 2-0 Preston Burton 2-2 Fulham (Fulham wins shootout 5-4) Carlisle 2-5 Leicester Derby 5-0 Brentford Doncaster 1-3 Leeds Huddersfield 3-2 Charlton Leyton Orient 0-1 Hull (After extra time) Liverpool 4-2 Notts County (After extra time) Norwich 6-3 Bury Peterborough 6-0 Reading QPR 0-2 Swindon Sunderland 4-2 MK Dons Tranmere 1-1 Bolton (Tranmere wins shootout 4-2) West Ham 2-1 Cheltenham Yeovil 3-3 Birmingham (Birmingham wins shootout 3-2) West Brom 3-0 Newport