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  1. Listen to BBC Radio 5 live commentary of Sheffield United v Leicester
  2. Eighteen second-round EFL Cup ties
  3. 274 changes made by teams across 19 games
  4. Third-round draw in Beijing, China on Thursday at 04:15 BST

Live Reporting

By Gary Rose and Jay Freeman

All times stated are UK

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Well that was fun wasn't it?

Lots of goals and a shock or two along the way. More of the same tomorrow night?

There's six EFL Cup ties tomorrow night as well as Liverpool in Champions League play-off action against Hoffenheim. Join us again for it all.

See you later.

When's the third-round draw?

Fans of the teams that progressed tonight, set your alarms. The draw for the EFL Cup third round takes place at 04:15 BST on Thursday.


Reading 3-1 Millwall

That's that! The 19th tie tonight is complete as Reading beat Millwall to progress to round three.

'Players took their chance'

Watford 2-3 Bristol City

Bristol City assistant boss Dean Holden: "We're delighted for the young members of our side. We've got competition for places and we challenged the players coming into the squad to take that chance. They did that."

GOAL Reading 3-1 Millwall

Sam Smith

The win is in the bag for Reading as Sam Smith surely wraps things up with his first senior goal.

Reading 2-1 Millwall

A quick break by Millwall is ended as Jed Wallace is flagged offside. Not long left...

Brighton 1-0 Barnet

Brighton boss Chris Hughton: "It was a tough game. They are very well organised. They have started their season well and they made it tough for us.

"We had a nice balance of giving the young ones an opportunity and given those that have been part of the squad and needed a run out."

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Too many changes?

Mark Farley: Why ask a club to name a squad at the start of season if they can't utilise it? It's good management.

Andrew Neil: Most of the 'superstars' probably started their club career as a starter in an EFL cup game or similar. It helps develop talent.

Reading 2-1 Millwall

Ten minutes left and Reading are in control. All it takes is one goal for Millwall though...

'We've taken it seriously'

Accrington 1-3 West Brom

West Brom boss Tony Pulis clearly wants a good run in the EFL Cup. He made just four changes and was rewarded with a comfortable win.

"We've taken the competition seriously," he said. "It gives us a chance to get to Wembley. I've ben fortunate to take Stoke there and it would be lovely to do that with West Brom."

GOAL - Reading 2-1 Millwall

George Evans (105 mins)

Advantage Reading! George Evans thumps an effort into the top corner right on the stroke of half time.

Reading 1-1 Millwall

It's Reading doing the pressing at the moment as Mo Barrow bursts into the area but his shot is straight at the goalkeeper. Almost half-time in extra-time.

Leeds 5-1 Newport County

Leeds boss Thomas Christiansen: "Newport County put in a good performance and made it difficult for us in the first half.

"I had some strong words at half time, I wasn't happy with our performance. In the second half, our quality came through and I was very satisfied."

Reading 1-1 Millwall

No messing about by either side as they promptly use their fourth sub.

Leandro Bacuna is replaced by 16-year-old striker Danny Loader for Reading while Jed Wallace is on for Shane Ferguson for Millwall.

Crystal Palace 2-1 Ipswich

Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace boss Frank de Boer: "You're always waiting for that moment (the first goal), so I'm very pleased for the fans.

"A lot of players showed that they are ready, so for that spirit I am pleased."

Reading 1-1 Millwall


Both Reading and Millwall used their three substitutes in normal time but teams are now allowed an extra sub in extra time.


Bolton 3-2 Sheffield Wednesday

All over, so just the one game going to extra time then.

Who's sticking around for a bit of Reading versus Millwall then...?

Bolton 3-2 Sheffield Wednesday

Sheffield Wednesday win a couple of late corners as Bolton try to hang onto victory. Not long to go...


Reading 1-1 Millwall

We've got one tie definitely going to extra time as neither Reading or Millwall can find a winner in normal time.

Sheffield United 1-4 Leicester

Leicester boss Craig Shakespeare: "We could have had more conviction first half, but I've got to be pleased with the second. Objective was to advance. We've done that.

"Players needed game time tonight and they've produced a good performance, which does their chances no harm."

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Too many changes?

Leon Osman

Ex-Everton midfielder on BBC Radio 5 live

West Brom are on a roll at the start of this season. These cup competitions offer a great opportunity and it's good to see Tony Pulis taking it really seriously. Leicester made lots of changes but still put out a really strong outfit. The problem comes when you make changes and lose the game.

Bolton 3-2 Sheffield Wednesday

An eventful end to this game as both managers are sent to the stands.

Into injury time.

Fiery end here as both Phil Parkinson and Carlos Carvalhal are sent to the stands after a difference of opinion. (89) #BWFC 3-2 #SWFC ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿฐ

Just two games left then and, amazingly, only one fixture is heading to extra time.

Bolton are currently beating Sheffield Wednesday 3-2 while Reading are drawing 1-1 with Millwall with just a couple of minutes remaining.

EFL Cup full-time results

Fulham 0-1 Bristol Rovers

Grimsby 0-1 Derby

Accrington 1-3 West Brom

Aston Villa 4-1 Wigan

Birmingham 1-2 Bournemouth

Brighton 1-0 Barnet

Cardiff 1-2 Burton

Carlisle 1-2 Sunderland

Doncaster 2-0 Hull

Crystal Palace 2-1 Ipswich

Leeds 5-1 Newport

Middlesbrough 3-0 Scunthorpe

MK Dons 1-4 Swansea

Norwich 4-1 Charlton

QPR 1-4 Brentford

Sheff Utd 1-4 Leicester

Watford 2-3 Bristol City

GOAL - Bolton 3-2 Sheffield Wednesday

Jordan Rhodes (85 mins)

Could this go to extra time? Jordan Rhodes, who not long ago gave the Owls what could have been a consolation, has scored again to give the visitors hope.


Birmingham 1-2 Bournemouth

Sheffield United 1-4 Leicester

Leon Osman

Ex-Everton midfielder on 5 live

Sheffield United put in a spirited display but have got bigger things to concentrate on. Leicester played well second half and this competition could be a great opportunity for them to win some silverware. No injuries, fringe players performing well - Craig Shakespeare will be pleased.

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Too many changes?

Benjamin David: Not every team makes wholesale changes, West Brom put out a strong team tonight and reaped the dividends. Great display.

Thomas Hollern: They are all squad players ,the only thing disrespectful is calling them weak. They are in the squad and have the right to play.

Gavin Witt: Give Champions League places to FA Cup & EFL Cup winners rather than clubs happy to play for 4th - then see how seriously teams take the cups.


Brighton 1-0 Barnet

Brighton join their Premier League rivals Leicester in round three with a narrow win over Barnet.


Sheffield United 1-4 Leicester City

All over and Leicester ease into round three.


Watford 2-3 Bristol City

There's not enough time for Watford to get another and Bristol City are through! Great win for the Championship side.

GOAL - Watford 2-3 Bristol City

Adrian Mariappa (90+5 mins)

They think it's all over? Not quite...

Adrian Mariappa gives Watford hope but there's seconds left...

GOAL - Bolton 3-1 Sheffield Wednesday

Jordan Rhodes (76 mins)

Jordan Rhodes has tapped in at close range for Sheffield Wednesday. They've got less than 15 minutes of normal time to find another two goals and force extra time against Bolton Wanderers.

GOAL - Sheffield United 1-4 Leicester

Ahmed Musa (90+3 mins)

Ahmed Musa puts the icing on the cake with a late fourth for his side.

GOAL - Watford 1-3 Bristol City

Niclas Eliasson (90+3 mins)

Shock o'clock!

Bristol City are going into the third round as they grab a third, Niclas Eliasson with the goal.

GOAL - Norwich City 4-1 Charlton Athletic

Tom Trybull (90 mins)

A debut goal for Tom Trybull and Norwich City are heading through to the EFL Cup third-round in style.


Accrington 1-3 West Brom

The Baggies bounce through to the next round.

GOAL - Leeds United 5-1 Newport County

Ronaldo Vieira (88 mins)

Well that's that. Ronaldo Vieira scores Leeds United's fifth of the night and Newport County are heading out of the EFL Cup.

GOAL - MK Dons 1-4 Swansea

Jordan Ayew (86 mins)

A fourth for Swansea as Jordan Ayew sweeps home. Job done.

RED CARD - Jose Holebas

Watford 1-2 Bristol City

It gets worse for Watford as they are reduced to 10 men. Jose Holebas, on a booking, loses the ball and clumsily swipes the feet of a Bristol City player as he tries to get the ball back. Second yellow and off he goes.