Carabao Cup round-up: Aston Villa, Derby and Leeds through
Last Updated: 15/08/18 8:47am
Exeter upset Ipswich on penalties but Leeds, Aston Villa and Derby are safely through to the Carabao Cup second round.
At St James Park on Tuesday night, it looked like going with the form book when Ipswich's Kayden Jackson slotted in before half-time, but Paul Hurst's side were undone by a former academy graduate when Troy Brown levelled. When Exeter hung on to draw 1-1 after 90 minutes, they triumphed on penalties for the biggest shock of the night.
Leeds were 2-1 winners over Bolton at Elland Road, with Patrick Bamford scoring on his first start, while Aston Villa rode their luck at Yeovil, winning 1-0 after the hosts had a goal ruled out and missed a penalty, with Conor Hourihane scoring the decisive goal.
Elsewhere, League One Plymouth Argyle got revenge for their first-round defeat last season by beating Championship Bristol City 1-0 at Ashton Gate thanks to a first-half goal from Yann Songo'o.
Derby bounced back from their weekend humiliation by Leeds with a 2-0 win at Oldham, where a Sam Graham own goal and Mason Mount's second in three games was enough for Frank Lampard's side to progress.
Nottingham Forest were worked hard, eventually beating Bury on spot-kicks but having to bounce back from Eoghan O'Connell's opener for the League Two side and play more than half the game with 10 men as goalkeeper Jordan Smith was sent off.
A last-minute equaliser from Matty Cash saw the game end 1-1 and go to penalties, with a mammoth shoot-out settled by replacement keeper Luke Steele, who netted the winning spot-kick himself to seal a 10-9 win. That was the same method Middlesbrough needed to get past Notts County, after a rather shorter 4-3 penalty triumph following a 3-3 draw at the Riverside.
Here are all of the reports, with video highlights, from the first-round games:
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