Carabao Cup Roundup: Wigan Collapse, Swansea Shocked by Newport County, Huddersfield Slip Up & More

05 September 2020 08:30

The Carabao Cup - everyone's favourite secondary domestic cup competition. It's so good that other countries don't even bother having one!

Luckily for us, this tournament is taken very seriously in the United Kingdom, and another batch of first round fixtures took place on Saturday afternoon, with a whole bunch of Championship sides looking to secure their spot in the next phase.

But what exactly went down? Well, 90min is on hand to walk you through the best bits of a fantastic day of Carabao action.

We start with poor Wigan Athletic, who really can't seem to catch a break. The Latics started well away at Fleetwood Town, opening up a two-goal lead inside half an hour. But the hosts pulled one back on the stroke of half-time through Ched Evans, and that goal changed the match entirely.

Fleetwood pulled level 20 minutes into the second half, and it was Evans who struck again on 77 minutes to clinch a 3-2 win for Joey Barton's men, plunging Wigan into further despair.

Elsewhere, Plymouth Argyle stunned Championship outfit Queens Park Rangers, completing another 3-2 victory over the London side, while Huddersfield Town were also dumped out by lower league opposition, losing 1-0 at home to Rochdale. Northampton Town surprised Cardiff City on Saturday, hammering the Bluebirds 3-0, with Ryan Watson rounding off the scoring on the hour-mark.

Norwich City's return to action since relegation did not go to plan, either. The Canaries slipped to a 3-1 defeat to Luton Town, with James Collins bagging a hat-trick for the Hatters. Swansea City fell victim to this curse too, sinking to a 2-0 defeat to League Two side Newport County, thanks to a brace from Tristan Abrahams.

League One club Sunderland were drawn against newly-relegated Hull City, and after neither side could break the deadlock, the game was decided on penalties. The Tigers came out on top of the Black Cats on this occasion, and Harrogate also benefitted from spot-kicks, toppling Tranmere Rovers following a 1-1 draw.

Oldham Athletic also put three past Carlisle United, ending the Blues' journey at the first hurdle.

Source: 90min