Newcastle, Leeds and Brighton breeze through in Carabao Cup second-round as Premier League sides avoid slip-ups

    LEEDS and Newcastle cruised into the Carabao Cup third round on Wednesday.

    The duo were joined by fellow Premier League side Brighton.

    Leeds booked their place in the Carabao Cup third round with a 3-1 win over Barnsley

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    Leeds booked their place in the Carabao Cup third round with a 3-1 win over BarnsleyCredit: PA
    Newcastle came from behind to beat Tranmere 2-1

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    Newcastle came from behind to beat Tranmere 2-1Credit: Rex

    And Championship outfit Bristol City became the final team to make it through before all four discovered their fate in the draw.

    Leeds made light work of Barnsley at Elland Road in a 3-1 win.

    New signing Luis Sinisterra put Jesse Marsch’s men ahead before Mateusz Klich’s penalty made it 2-0.

    Mads Juel Andersen pulled one back for Barnsley moments later.

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    But Klich made sure of the final result with another goal in the second half.

    Meanwhile, Newcastle had to come from behind to beat Tranmere away 2-1.

    The hosts took the lead in the first half thanks to Elliott Nevitt’s strike.

    But Jamaal Lascelles’ equaliser levelled the scores before the break.

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    The full draw for the Carabao Cup third round…

    • Leicester vs Newport
    • West Ham vs Blackburn
    • Wolves vs Leeds
    • Nottingham Forest vs Tottenham
    • Man United vs Aston Villa
    • Bournemouth vs Everton
    • Liverpool vs Derby
    • Burnley vs Crawley
    • Bristol City vs Lincoln
    • Man City vs Chelsea
    • Stevenage vs Charlton
    • MK Dons vs Morecambe
    • Newcastle vs Crystal Palace
    • Southampton vs Sheffield Weds
    • Arsenal vs Brighton
    • Brentford vs Gillingham

    And Chris Wood’s second-half effort sealed the win for Eddie Howe’s side.

    As for Brighton, they emerged 3-0 victors away at Forest Green.

    First-half goals from Deniz Undav and Steven Alzate put the Seagulls in control.

    And Evan Ferguson’s injury-time strike made it a handsome win for Graham Potter.

    Brighton made light work of Forest Green in a 3-0 win

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    Brighton made light work of Forest Green in a 3-0 winCredit: Reuters
    Bristol City defeated Wycombe Wanderers 3-1

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    Bristol City defeated Wycombe Wanderers 3-1Credit: Getty

    Finally, Bristol City left it late to beat Wycombe Wanderers 3-1 away from home.

    The visitors went ahead early on through Dylan Kadji, but Wycombe found an equaliser quickly in the second half.

    Kane Wilson’s 77th minute effort broke the deadlock in City’s favour.

    And Antoine Semenyo struck at the death to wrap up the win for the Championship side.

    After the games, the draw for the Carabao Cup third round was made.

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    Leeds face a trip to Wolves, while Newcastle host Crystal Palace.

    Brighton have a tough visit to Arsenal, and Bristol City will welcome Lincoln.

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