GOAL! West Ham 1-0 Charlton Sebastien Haller taps into the net from three yards after a set-up by Yarmolenko. West Ham have found their level.
GOAL! Burton 1-0 Aston Villa Dean Smith’s team tightened up amazingly towards the end of last season but their defence has not begun this one well: they conceded within a minute of their first game, as burton’s Colin Daniel arrives unmarked to meet a low cross from the right and slam it into the net from 10 yards.
RED CARD! Derby’s Mike Tewierik gets sent to the naughty step for taking down Séan Maguire at the edge of the area. Derby are one goal up but a man down.
GOAL! Derby 1-0 Preston. Jason Knight pokes into the net from close range after an amusing scramble in the box.
GOAL! Bradford 0-4 Lincoln. Be afraid, Vrigil van Dijk! Lincoln are coming for you! James Jones has added to their impressive tally; it’s not half-time yet but Lincoln are surely on their way to Liverpool.
Oxford, despite making eight changes, are running the show against Watford and creating numerous chances. They’ve just hit the post from one and ballooned the ball over the bar from close range from another. Watford need to get their act together to avoid embarrassment. They currently trail 1-0.
GOAL! Bradford 0-3 Lincoln. Lewis Montsma turns a freekick from the right into the net to send the Imps close to a showdown with Liverpool in the next round.
GOAL! Millwall 3-1 Cheltenham Finn Azaz blasts on into the net from 20 yards, but a Cheltenham comeback remains a very long shot.
GOAL! Gillingham 0-1 Coventry A cross comes in from the left and Maxime Biamou guides a deft header into the top corner.
GOAL! Millwall 3-0 Cheltenham. Matt Smith increases Millwall’s lead. Only the most idiotic punter would back Cheltenham to win from here.
GOAL! Fleetwood 1-0 Port Vale. It’s the evergreen Irishman Paddy Madden on the mark again, albeit with the help of a big deflection off a defender.
GOAL! Millwall 2-0 Cheltenham. Conor Mahoney edges Millwall a little close to a date with Premier League opposition in the next round: either Burnley or Sheffield United await the winners of this one.
GOAL! Bradford 0-2 Lincoln A swift counter-attack down the right, followed by a neat side-footed finish fro 15 yards by Anthony Scully. The prospect of meeting Liverpool in the next round seems to have fired up Lincoln.
GOAL! Bradford 0-1 Lincoln A painful start for Tyler French, who has scored in his own goal.
Aston Villa play their first match of the season today, with their Premier League campaign not starting until’s Monday’s joust with Sheffield United. Today they are in action at Burton Albion and Dean Smith is NOT taking it lightly: Jack Grealish starts on the day he pledged his long-term future to the club by signing a new five-year deal and record signing Ollie Watkins will be hoping to get his first competitive goal after netting in Saturday’s friendly against Manchester United. Here is the full lineup:
Villa: Nyland; Elmohamady, Hause, Mings, Taylor; Nakamba, J.Ramsey, Lansbury; El Ghazi, Watkins, Grealish. Subs: Steer, Guilbert, Konsa, Douglas Luiz, Jota, Davis, Samatta.
Latest scores from 6pm kickoffs:
Gillingham 0-0 Coventry
Middlesbrough 0-2 Barnsley
Millwall 1-0 Cheltenham
Reading 0-1 Luton
Derby 0-0 Preston
Bradford – Lincoln
Fleetwood 0-0 Port Vale
Newport – Cambridge
Oxford – Watford
Newcastle – Blackburn
West Ham – Charlton’s
Bournemouth – Crystal Palace
Burton Albion – Aston Villa.
Orient – Plymouth
Morecambe – Oldham
Rochdale – Sheffield Wednesday