Carabao Cup roundup: Nottingham Forest survive on penalties against Bury

• Leeds 2-1 Bolton; Carlisle 1-5 Blackburn Rovers
• Middlesbrough see off Notts County; Exeter knock out Ipswich

Blackburn Rovers were one of the biggest winners in the first round of the Carabao Cup on Tuesday night when they thrashed Carlisle 5-1, with Adam Armstrong scoring twice at Brunton Park, although Mansfield beat that score with their 6-1 home win against Accrington. At the City Ground, Nottingham Forest, who went 1-0 down in the second minute and were down to 10 men after 33, scored through Matty Cash in the third minute of injury time to force their game with Bury to penalties. Forest then went through 10-9 in the shootout, with extra time not being used in any of the ties last night.

Leeds squeezed past Bolton 2-1 at Elland Road, with the Spanish forward Samuel Sáiz scoring the winning goal in the first half. Marcelo Bielsa praised his changed side, saying: “The performance of the team was balanced. We dominated the game.” Bristol Rovers beat Crawley 2-1 at home but Bristol City, also playing at home, crashed out 1-0 to Plymouth Argyle.

Derby County won 2-0 at Oldham, with Mason Mount, on loan from Chelsea, getting one of the goals. Frank Lampard, the Derby manager, said: “Mason’s goal was a really clean strike and his work rate is also very good.”

Blackpool were comfortable 3-1 winners at home to Barnsley, while Rochdale won 2-0 at Grimsby. Another game to feature six goals was Middlesbrough’s epic with Notts County, with Boro equalising three times to make it 3-3 and then winning 4-3 on penalties. Lincoln were 4-0 winners at Port Vale.

Preston were 3-1 winners at Morecambe, a scoreline matched by Rotherham at Wigan and by Walsall away to Tranmere. Newport County made sure their trip across the country was not in vain as they beat Cambridge United 4-1. AFC Wimbledon won 2-1 at Portsmouth thanks to an 88th-minute own goal by Anton Walkes.

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MK Dons strolled to a 3-0 victory against Charlton, who fielded a back-up team, while Norwich beat Stevenage 3-1. QPR bounced back from their Championship defeat on Saturday to beat Peterborough United 2-0 at Loftus Road, while their west London neighbours Brentford beat Southend 4-2. Swindon lost 1-0 at home to Forest Green Rovers. Reading, in one of the evening’s late kick-offs, beat Birmingham 2-0, and West Brom beat Luton 1-0. Hull beat Sheffield United 5-4 on penalties after it finished 1-1 at Bramall Lane.

Exeter were losing to Ipswich before Troy Brown made it 1-1 and they finished off the comeback by beating the Championship side 4-2 on penalties. Fleetwood won 4-3 on penalties after a 1-1 draw with Crewe at Gresty Road. Macclesfield Town were 4-2 winners at home on spot-kicks after it finished 1-1 against Bradford.

Doncaster won 2-1 at Scunthorpe and Burton Albion won 2-1 at Shrewsbury. Cheltenham Town saw Colchester come back from 2-0 down before the Gloucestershire side won 6-5 on penalties. Millwall won 3-1 at home on penalties after it finished goalless against Gillingham and Oxford United won 2-0 at home against Coventry. Wycombe were winners 7-6 on penalties after it finished 1-1 at home to Northampton.

Conrad Leach

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