Carabao Cup LIVE: Follow all the action as Harrogate take on West Brom

Harrogate and Salford will be dreaming of major upsets when they take on West Brom and Everton in the second-round of the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night.

There are five Premier League clubs in action with Leeds, Southampton and Fulham also playing.

Join Sportsmail’s SAM BLITZ for all the LIVE coverage, with kick-off coming first from the Hawthorns at 6pm… 

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The 7.45pm kick-offs at Bristol City, Leeds and Southampton are now underway. The Football League sides are struggling to shock the Premier League sides, can these sides conjure up a cupset?


GOAL! Ipswich Town 0-1 Fulham (Mitrovic 38)

Back in the team, back in the goals.

Aleksandar Mitrovic heads home debutant’s Kenny Tete’s cross to give Fulham to lead at Portman Road.


GOAL! West Brom 3-0 Harrogate Town (Robinson 77)

What a run this is by Kyle Edwards. He does a Maradona turn in the corner flag and is steaming up the byline. He squares for substitute Callum Robinson who has the simple task of touching the ball into the net.

It’s the striker’s first goal for the Baggies since making his move permanent this summer.


Knockheart fires over

It’s Fulham’s turn to hit the front foot but Anthony Knockheart can only fire over from the edge of the area.


Ipswich growing into the game

Chance for League One Ipswich against Fulham. Gwion Edwards does well on the wing and puts the ball in for Oli Hawkins, who fires wide. Encouraging signs for the third tier side.


Off the line!

What does Charlie Austin have to do to score this evening?

Matt Phillips does well down the left and manages to cut the ball back to his strike partner, whose effort goalwards is cleared away by Warren Burrell.

At the other end, Conor Hall heads over from two yards out after a dangerous corner.


Everton vs Salford City Team News

Carlo Ancelotti makes 10 changes from the Everton side that beat Tottenham over the weekend. Jonjoe Kenny starts after an impressive loan spell at Schalke last season while Theo Walcott and Moise Kean lead the attack.

League Two side Salford, owned by Manchester United’s Class of 92, have made four changes for the challenging trip. 


Carlo makes 10 changes for tonight's #CarabaoCup tie against Salford City, with debuts for Virginia and Nkounkou.


— Everton (@Everton) September 16, 2020


Four changes for Graham Alexander as Jordan Turnbull, Richie Towell, James Wilson and Brandon Thomas-Asante are all in!#WeAreSalford 🦁🔴

— Salford City FC (@SalfordCityFC) September 16, 2020


Half an hour for Harrogate…

Harrogate are knocking on the door at The Hawthorns but are still not giving West Brom too many problems…


Mitro’s back

Serbian striker Aleksandar Mitrovic is back in the Fulham starting line-up for the first time this season. 

He started on the bench for all of the Cottagers’ play-off matches earlier in the summer and was not named in the line-up for the defeat to Arsenal on Saturday.

Slow start at Portman Road from both teams, though Frank Zambo Anguissa has fired an early shot wide of the target from distance.


Close for Austin!

Nearly a third for West Brom just two minutes into the second period.

Kyle Edwards bursts down the left and puts a delicious ball in the box. Charlie Austin is at full strength but can’t divert the ball into the net. 


Second-half underway in the Midlands…

Back underway at the Hawthorns where West Brom lead Harrogate 2-0. Can the League Two side find a way back in this game?


Here’s team news for Bristol City vs Northampton Town…

🔴 UP THE CITY! 🔴#BRCNOR | #BristolCity

— Bristol City FC (@BristolCity) September 16, 2020

📋 CONFIRMED: Keith Curle names his side for tonight’s @Carabao_Cup tie against Bristol City 👊

— Northampton Town (@ntfc) September 16, 2020


Underway at Portman Road

We’re now underway at Ipswich – can Scott Parker make it a better week for Fulham?



Strong Saints side to tackle Bees

Ralph Hasenhuttl has named a strong team for the test last season’s Championship play-off finalists Brentford at St Mary’s this evening.

Danny Ings, James Ward-Prowse, Che Adams and Nathan Redmond all start in a very attacking Saints line-up. 

Brentford have also stuck with some big names such as Bryan Mbuemo and Henrik Dalsgaard in their starting XI, while young forward Marcus Forss, on loan at AFC Wimbledon last season is also in.

Southampton: McCarthy; Walker-Peters, Stephens, Bednarek, Bertrand; Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Tella, Redmond; Ings, Adams

Brentford: Daniels; Dalsgaard, Goode, Bech Sorensen, Thompson; Norgaard, daSilva, Baptiste; Mbuemo, Forss, Fosu



Rodrigo makes full Leeds debut

It’s changes galore for Marcelo Bielsa as Leeds make 11 changes from their thrilling 4-3 defeat to Liverpool on Saturday.

Record signing Rodrigo makes his first start for the club while Tyler Roberts, Kiko Casilla and Ivan Poveda also start.

There’s a first Hull appearance for Lewie Coyle, who came through the Leeds academy as a youngster, and the 24-year-old captains the visitors this evening. 

📋 11 changes to the #LUFC Starting XI, with Charlie Cresswell due to make his debut against Hull tonight

— Leeds United (@LUFC) September 16, 2020

🐯 Your Hull City line-up to face Leeds United…

🔶 Lewie Coyle makes his debut and captains the side.
⬛️ Thomas Mayer features on the bench.#hcafc | #theTigers

— Hull City (@HullCity) September 16, 2020


Areola and Mitrovic strart for Fulham

While we wait for the second-half to get underway, let’s take a look at some team news for the later matches this evening…

Fulham are the other newly-promoted Premier League side in action this evening as they travel to Ipswich – and Scott Parker has handed a debut to goalkeeper Alphonse Areola who joined from PSG this week.

Parker has made nine changes overall, with Kenny Tete, Mario Lemina and Antonee Robinson also making their debuts. Alesksandar Mitrovic leads the line up front.

League One Ipswich have made seven changes from the side that beat Wigan 2-0 but centre-halves Toto Nisala and James Wilson keep their places.

Ipswich: Cornell; Donacien, Nsiala, Wilson, Kenlock; Nolan, Dozzell, Huws; Dobra, Hawkins, Edwards

Fulham: Areola; Tete, Odoi, Le Marchand, Robinson; Zambo Anguissa, Lemina; Knockheart, Decordova-Reid, Kebano; Mitrovic


Here's how Town line up to face Fulham in tonight's Carabao Cup second round tie.

COYB | #itfc

— Ipswich Town FC (@IpswichTown) September 16, 2020

9⃣ changes for #FFC, including debuts for:

▪️ @AreolaOfficiel
▫️ Kenny Tete
▪️ @LeminaM_13
▫️ @Antonee_Jedi #IPSFUL

— Fulham Football Club (@FulhamFC) September 16, 2020


HALF TIME: West Brom 2-0 Harrogate Town

The referee blows the half-time whistle at the Hawthorns and it’s all going to plan for the Premier League outfit.

Long-range strikes from Rekeem Harper and Hal Robsun-Kanu have put Slaven Bilic’s side in front at the break. Simon Weaver’s Harrogate have had chances though…


Nearly for Harrogate…

The League Two visitors nearly had a goal back at the Hawthorns but Scottish forward Mark Beck could only fire straight at Albion goalkeeper David Button.

The Baggies shot stopper has been busy tonight despite the scoreline – he was forced into a stunning one-armed stop from Aaron Martin’s header earlier in the game. 


Here are tonight’s fixtures…

West Brom 2-0 Harrogate Town (Latest score)

Ipswich Town vs Fulham (7pm kick-off)

Bristol City vs Northampton Town (7.45pm kick-off)

Leeds United vs Hull City (7.45pm kick-off)

Southampton vs Brentford (7.45pm kick-off)

Everton vs Salford City (8.15pm kick-off)


Baggies off to a flyer…

We’re about half an hour into West Brom’s fixture at home to Football League newsboys Harrogate Town.

And it could be a long night for the visitors as superb long-range efforts from Rekeem Harper and Hal Robson-Kanu have given Albion a two-goal lead.

Slaven Bilic has made ten changes from the side who were beaten by Leicester City on Sunday, only Dara O’Shea keeps his place.

Harrogate, on the other hand, are unchanged from the side that thumped Southend 4-0 in their first League Two match on Saturday.

West Brom: Button; Peltier, Kipre, O’Shea, Townsend; Edwards, Field, Harper Grosicki; Austin, Robson Kanu

Harrogate: Cracknell; Fallowfield, Smith, Hall, Burrell; Thomson, Falkingham, Kerry, Muldoon; Beck, Martin


Who will move one step closer to Wembley?

Good evening everyone and welcome to our live coverage of Wednesday’s Carabao Cup action!

We’ve got six second-round fixtures in tonight’s schedule – with five Premier League sides involved.

Games are already well underway, so let’s have a look at the action so far…




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