Thursday, August 27, 2015

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A late double from Romelu Lukaku ensured that the Toffees battled their way into the next round of the competition, despite a fantastic all-round performance from the plucky hosts

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The Belgium international hit a superb brace in a pulsating League Cup encounter, with Roberto Martinez's side coming back from 2-0 down to earn an excellent victory

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Despite handing in a transfer request, amid interest from Chelsea John Stones starts for the Toffees who are in League Cup action at Oakwell

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

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Having turned their home ground into something of a fortress under the former Oldham Athletic boss, Al Hain-Cole expects the Tykes to make life difficult for Roberto Martinez's men

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The 19-year-old scored in his first home game for the Villans in Tuesday's 5-3 defeat of Notts County but suffered an ankle injury about which his manager is concerned

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The Black Cats ran out 6-3 winners over Exeter City on Tuesday, with Jermain Defoe netting a hat-trick, but the Dutchman was displeased with his side's defensive performance

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Matt Tootle's early goal stunned the Eagles but Alan Pardew's men eventually made their superiority count in extra time as they booked their spot in round three of the League Cup

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The Black Cats turned in a poor defensive performance against their lower-league opponents, but the striker's treble gave Dick Advocaat's side their first victory in 2015-16

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The former Manchester City man netted a superb hat-trick as Tim Sherwood's men survived a scare against the League Two side in the League Cup second round on Tuesday

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Holders Chelsea travel to League One Walsall, while Manchester City are one of four all-Premier League clashes as they head to the Stadium of Light to take on Sunderland

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Geoff Cameron netted the decisive penalty as Mark Hughes side narrowly escaped the upset Kenilworth Road, after conceding a stoppage-time equalizer

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The 20-year-old hit a hat-trick, while Andrej Kramaric was also on target as Claudio Ranieri's men eased into the League Cup third round

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The Premier League side struggled to overcome their League Two opponents at Kenilworth Road and needed spot-kicks to move into the third round of the competition

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An unlikely goalscorer helped secure the Canaries a place in the League Cup third round but goalkeeper Declan Rudd also proved crucial

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The former West Ham man netted a superb brace, with Yann Kermorgant and Dan Gosling also on the scoresheet, as Eddie Howe's men eased into the third round of the League Cup

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Nathan Dyer, Matt Grimes and substitute Marvin Emnes were all on the scoresheet as the Premier League side swept aside their lower-league rivals on Tuesday evening

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The Frenchman was signed last week from Marseille and turned in a dazzling performance, netting a goal and providing three assists in a resounding Magpies victory

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Rickie Lambert and Salomon Rondon went close for Tony Pulis's side but it eventually took a shootout to separate the Premier League team from the League One club

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The Premier League side face their League Two rivals in the League Cup on Tuesday evening, with Mark Hughes' men facing a potential banana skin at Kenilworth Road

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

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The Toffees full-back has made a strong start to the new campaign and is targeting progression to the next round of the Capital One Cup when they meet the Tykes on Wednesday