Carabao Cup: Nottingham Forest stuns Newcastle, Everton rolls

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A smaller slate of action took place on Wednesday as the Carabao Cup continued, but there was no shortage of drama as yet another Premier League side was knocked out of the competition.

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Although Everton and Watford both reached the third round of the competition, Newcastle wasn’t as fortune against their Championship opponent.

Nottingham Forest found a way through for a 3-1 victory over Newcastle behind Matty Cash and Gil Dias’ stoppage-time strikes.

Salomon Rondon had brought Newcastle level at 1-1 just as stoppage time began with a brilliant far-post finish, but Cash restored the lead for Forest just minutes later to prevent a penalty shootout.

Rafa Benitez‘s group mustered just one shot on target during the match, after Forest managed to stifle the PL side throughout, but Rondon’s chance was converted.

Meanwhile, the Toffees benefitted from Gylfi Sigurdsson and Dominic Calvert-Lewin goals to get past Championship side Rotherham, 3-1, while Watford scored twice in the second half to defeat Reading.

Wednesday’s Carabao Cup results

Everton 3-1 Rotherham
Millwall 3-2 Plymouth
Nottingham Forest 3-1 Newcastle
Reading 0-2 Watford