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Carabao Cup round-up: Bournemouth win thrilling shoot-out, Villa through but Rooney flops

WAYNE ROONEY didn’t put on his shooting boots as Derby crashed out of the Carabao Cup after losing 2-1 to Preston North End.

England’s record goalscorer lined up as a striker but the 36-year-old’s influence was minimal as Derby only managed one shot on target.

Daniel Johnson’s 92nd-minute penalty capped off a comeback by Preston after Jason Knight put The Rams ahead in the 51st-minute.

Preston should have been infront in the first half after former Manchester United youngster Josh Harrop forced Kelle Roos into a good save.

Derby were then down to ten men after Mike Te Wierik was sent off which allowed Preston sub Tom Barkhuizen to smash an equaliser in off the bar before Johnson slotted home from the spot.

West Ham secured their spot in the next round after easing past Charlton to win 3-0 at the London Stadium.

A double from Sebastien Haller and a late goal from Felipe Anderson proved to be the difference.

Elsewhere, Asmir Begovic ended a marathon shoot-out to deny Luka Milivojevic and seal Bournemouth a Carabao Cup third round trip to Manchester City.

The veteran keeper had fluffed his own penalty, only to come up trumps to keep out the Crystal Palace captain and decide the tie after 24 spot-kicks had been taken in all.

Jack Grealish celebrated signing a new long-term contract with Aston Villa by capping a five star display with a late decider against Burton Albion.

Grealish had already teed up record signing Ollie Watkins’ first competitive goal for the club and then ended fears of Villa being dragged into a penalty shoot-out.

He smashed a 20-yarder past Burton keeper Teddy Sharman-Lowe with just two minutes remaining, with Keinan Davis adding a third in injury-time.

Barnsley delivered a Carabao Cup KO blow to fizzless Middlesbrough to set-up a third round clash at Chelsea.

Luke Thomas was the star of the show as his two assists for Patrick Schmidt and Jordan Williams helped secure a 2-0 win and trip to Stamford Bridge to take on his old Derby boss Frank Lampard next week.

Meanwhile, Newcastle edged past Blackburn at St James’ Park thanks to Ryan Fraser’s debut goal.

The Magpies will now travel to Morecambe next week, after they beat Harry Kewell’s Oldham Town courtesy of Aaron Wildig’s 22nd minute strike.

Millwall will face Premier League opposition Burnley or Sheffield United in the third round after a 3-1 win against Cheltenham Town.

Alfie May had an equaliser chalked off for offside for the League Two side before Connor Mahoney tapped in Shane Ferguson’s cross to double Millwall’s lead.

Matt Smith then got in on the act for the Lions with a fine volley before Finn Azaz scored a consolation for the Robins.

Gary Monk’s Sheffield Wednesday brushed past Rochdale with a 2-0 victory.

Elias Kachunga opened the scoring after netting his first goal for the club since his move from Huddersfield in the 54th-minute before Josh Windass added a second late on.

Championship new boys Coventry City suffered defeat on penalties to League One side Gillingham to miss out the possibility of Stoke or Wolves in the next round.

Max Biamou put the visitors ahead on the hour mark before Jordan Graham netted from the spot in the 94th-minute to take it to penalties which the Gills eventually won 5-4.

Joey Barton’s Fleetwood Town saw themselves through to round three with a 2-1 win over Port Vale.

Paddy Madden gave the hosts an early lead as his deflected shot ricocheted in before Danny Whitehead levelled shortly after the break.

But a 75th-minute Josh Morris volley was enough to set up a tie against either Everton or Salford City.

Newport County left it late to beat Cambridge United 1-0. 

Scott Twine rifled a strike from outside the box into the top corner ten minutes before the final whistle.

Elsewhere Luton beat Reading 1-0 away thanks to Jordan Clark’s first half goal.

Meanwhile Lincoln hit Bradford for five, and Watford prevailed on penalties away at Oxford.

The two teams couldn’t be separated after 90 minutes with the scores level at 1-1, and it was the Championship side that cruised to victory in the spot-kicks.

And finally Leyton Orient overcome Plymouth in a five-goal thriller as they won 3-2 at Brisbane Road.

A 93rd minute strike from Danny Johnson settled the game as Orient came back from 2-0 down to win the tie.

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