CARABAO CUP ROUND-UP: Brentford hit SEVEN past Oldham, Watford are dumped out by Stoke City while Southampton sneak through to the next round on penalties
- Premier League outfits Brentford, Southampton and Burnley all made it through
- The newly-promoted Bees smashed in seven against League Two side Oldham
- Burnley cruised to victory against Rochdale, but Watford lost 3-1 to Stoke
- Southampton required a penalty shootout win to see off Sheffield United
Brentford showed they are serious about the Carabao Cup this season after a 7-0 demolition of Oldham Athletic on Tuesday night to move to the fourth round.
The newly-promoted Bees have already caught the eye in their first Premier League campaign and were excellent at home to the League Two outfit as they mercilessly put them to the sword thanks to four goals from Marcus Forss and a double from Yoane Wissa, while Raphael Diarra netted an own goal.
They are set to be joined in the hat for the next round by fellow Premier League sides Burnley, who cruised to a 4-1 win over Rochdale courtesy of another quadruple scorer – this time Jay Rodriguez, who hit all his goals in the second half after the unfancied visitors had taken a shock lead.
Brentford were in seventh heaven against Oldham as they ran riot to win 7-0 on Tuesday night
Marcus Forss scored four and Yoane Wissa (pictured) also netted a double in the romp
Southampton are also through after emerging victorious in a penalty shootout against Championship side Sheffield United – with the contest level at 2-2 after Enda Stevens had put the Blades ahead.
The Saints turned the game on its head with Ibrahima Diallo and Mohammed Salisu putting them ahead.
Oli McBurnie equalised with half an hour remaining to force a shootout, and the away side won it 4-2 after the home side’s goalscorer missed with his effort, and Oriel Romeu slotted home to seal it.
Southampton edged through to the next round after a shootout win over Sheffield United
But Watford were dumped out of the cup by Championship side Stoke City at Vicarage Road
It didn’t go to plan for Watford, however, with the Hornets stung by Stoke City, who won 3-1 at Vicarage Road with Nick Powell putting them ahead before Ashley Fletcher equalised for the home side in the second half.
But the Potters left it late to secure a shock win through Sam Clucas and Josh Tymon to advance into the next round.
Elsewhere, there were wins for lower league sides as Preston North End beat Cheltenham 4-1 while Sunderland saw off the threat of Wigan to win 2-0.