Carabao Cup: Alex Iwobi, Andros Townsend fire Everton into third round

Alex Iwobi
Alex Iwobi

Alex Iwobi and Andros Townsend fired Everton into the third round as they overcame the red card shown to Moise Kean to beat Huddersfield 2-1 in their Carabao Cup tie at the John Smith’s Stadium.

Iwobi’s goal for Everton was cancelled out by Tom Lees before Kean was giving his marching orders.

Kean was dismissed after an off-the-ball incident with Sorba Thomas, but Townsend’s first Everton goal made sure there was no upset by the Championship side.

“The sending off of Moise Kean, it’s still in many ways a mistake. We cannot lose our temper but he’s a young player,” Everton manager Rafael Benitez said.

“Hopefully he can learn from that. But the reaction of the team was very good.”

Cameron Archer scored a hat-trick on his first start for Aston Villa as Dean Smith’s much-changed side thrashed Barrow 6-0.

Archer, a 19-year-old youth academy graduate, was one of 10 changes by Smith, with Anwar El Ghazi netting twice and Frederic Guilbert also scoring.

Brentford, who reached the semi-finals last year, survived a scare as they beat fourth-tier Forest Green 3-1.

Jack Aitchison gave Forest Green a shock lead, but second-half goals from Yoane Wissa, Bryan Mbeumo and Marcus Forss put Brentford in the third round.

Norwich, beaten in their first two Premier League games, hammered Championship side Bournemouth 6-0 at Carrow Road.

Brighton boss Graham Potter made 11 changes but his team still advanced with a 2-0 win at second tier Cardiff.

Jakub Moder and Andi Zeqiri both scored their first goals for the Seagulls.

Jack Harrison fired a late double and Kalvin Phillips was also on target as Leeds beat Crewe 3-0 at Elland Road.

Wolves eased through with a 4-0 demolition of Championship strugglers Nottingham Forest at the City Ground.


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