Date: 25th August 2016 at 8:49am
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Liverpool started their EFL [English Football League] Cup campaign with a bang as they romped to a 5-0 win at Championship side Burton Albion.

The Reds got off to the perfect start as Divock Origi flicked home from close-range in the 15th minute, before Roberto Firmino nodded in a second just seven minutes later.

Albion’s misery continued in the second-half as Tom Naylor put the ball in his own net shortly after the hour mark.

Substitute Daniel Sturridge then converted a James Milner cross before firing in from distance to put the visitors comfortably into Round Three.

Chelsea advanced to the next round of the EFL Cup after beating League One outfit Bristol Rovers 3-2 at Stamford Bridge.

The Blues took the lead through £33m summer signing Michy Batshuayi, before Victor Moses added a quick-fire second.

Peter Hartley headed in for Rovers to halve the deficit, but Batshuayi restored the Premier League sides’ two-goal lead just before the interval.

Ellis Harrison converted from the spot for Rovers and he also struck the bar later on, but Chelsea held on to maintain their 100% start to the season.

Accrington Stanley shocked Burnley 1-0 after extra-time as they secured their first-ever victory against a Premier League side.

Matty Pearson calmly slotted home in the 119th minute following a scramble in the Burnley area in the first competitive meeting between the clubs since 1893. Stanley have been rewarded with a trip to West Ham United’s Olympic Stadium in the next round.

League One Gillingham came from behind to shock Premier League club Watford 2-1 in extra-time.

The Hornets had taken the lead through Odion Ighalo early in the second-half, but Mark Byrne levelled the tie with a thunderbolt to take the game to extra-time.

Highly-rated Bradley Dack scored the winner on 100 minutes as the Gills advanced to Round Three.

A penalty shootout saw League One Northampton Town dump West Brom out of the EFL Cup at Sixfields, following a 2-2 draw.

Zander Diamond nodded the hosts into the lead before James McClean levelled for the Baggies.

Albion then took the lead through veteran defender Gareth McAuley, but a late Alex Revell strike took the game to extra-time.

Kenji Gorre scored the penalty that gifted the Cobblers a home tie against Manchester United.

 Kyle Lafferty of Northern Ireland - Photo: Marc Atkins / Offside.

Northern Ireland international Lafferty opened the scoring for Norwich at home to Coventry – Photo: Marc Atkins / Offside.

Norwich City hit League One Coventry City for six (6-1) as they eased into the next round of the EFL Cup.

Kyle Lafferty fired in before Sergi Canos made it 2-0 before the break. Coventry were given brief hope from the spot as Ruben Lameiras pulled one back.

Russell Martin added a third and Jacob Murphy struck from distance to crush any hope the Sky Blues had.

Canos rolled in a second before debutant Ben Godfrey ended Coventry’s misery.

Crystal Palace comfortably earned their place in Round Three with a 2-0 victory over League Two Blackpool. Goals from Scott Dann and Conor Wickham secured the Eagles win.

Everton fielded a strong line-up as they beat League Two Yeovil Town 4-0 at home.

Goals from Aaron Lennon, Ross Barkley and an Arouna Kone brace saw the Toffee’s advance to Round Three.

A late Adnan Januzaj goal earned David Moyes his first win as Sunderland manager as the Black Cats scraped past Shrewsbury Town at home.

Peter Crouch rolled back the years with a hat-trick as Stoke cruised to victory at Stevenage. Phil Bardsley scored the other goal as the Potters won 4-0.

AFC Bournemouth won 2-1 at Morecambe as Marc Wilson scored the winner on his third appearance for the Cherries.

Max Gradel had opened the scoring for the away team before the Shrimpers equalised via Cole Stockton.

Lasse Vigen Christiensen scored the winner as Premier League new-boys Middlesbrough were beaten 2-1 in extra-time at Fulham.

Boro took an early lead through David Nugent, but a Julien de Sart own-goal took the game to added time.

Swansea City booked their place in the next round with a 3-1 win at Peterborough United and Hull City won at League Two Exeter by the same score-line.

A Tyler Denton stunner sealed Leeds United’s place in the next round as they overcame Luton Town 1-0 at Kenilworth Road.

Photo: Marc Atkins / Offside.

Full-back Denton netted Leeds’ winner at Luton Town on his first-team debut – Photo: Marc Atkins / Offside.

Derby County won a marathon penalty shootout as they beat Carlisle United 14-13 following their 1-1 draw.

Blackburn Rovers edged a 4-3 thriller in extra-time as they overcame League Two Crewe Alexandra at Ewood Park.

Brighton continued their strong start to the season with a 4-2 victory at Oxford United.

Elsewhere, Reading knocked out Milton Keynes Dons 4-2 on penalties following a 2-2 draw and Wolves ran out 2-1 winners at home to Cambridge United.

Championship side Nottingham Forest won 2-1 at Millwall and Preston North End were also victorious as they beat Oldham 2-0 at Deepdale.

Queens Park Rangers came from behind at Loftus Road to beat Rochdale 2-1, while Newcastle United beat Cheltenham Town 2-0 at St James’ Park.

And finally, Bristol City were triumphant at Glanford Park as they beat Scunthorpe United 2-1.

 
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