EFL Cup Second Round Results: One Less Trophy For Ange Postecoglu’s Spurs, Premier League Clubs Impress

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The second round of the English Football League (EFL) Cup is halfway gone, with some teams already booking their place in the third round of the competition.

Some giants have fallen, and some unexpected performances have also been seen as cupsets and upsets were witnessed in distinct centers.

The all-Premier League affair resulted in some regular names falling off, as others booked their place in the next round.

Superior teams also showed their dominance over small oppositions, while some top teams were also dragged into the mud of failure.

However, only one winner can emerge in the competition, as it continues to get tougher and tougher.

8 more teams in the echelon of the English Football Pyramid would kick off the competition via the third round and that definitely has its significance.

Teams continue to battle to dethrone Manchester United, who won the competition last term, but Erik Ten Hag’s side are also not relenting in their pursuit of more success.

EFL Cup Second Round Results
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EFL Cup Second Round Result

Fulham 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur (5-3 pens)

Newport County 1-1 Brentford (0-3 pens)

Plymouth Argyle 2-4 Crystal Palace

Swansea City 2-3 Bournemouth

Wolverhampton Wanderers 5-0 Blackpool

Luton Town 3-2 Gillingham

Tranmere Rovers 0-2 Leicester City

Salford City 1-1 Leeds United (9-8 pens)

Birmingham City 1-3 Cardiff City

Bolton Wanderers 1-3 Middlesbrough

Bristol City 0-1 Norwich City

Exeter City 1-1 Stevenage (5-3 pens)

Port Vale 0-0 Crewe Alexandra (2-0 pens)

Portsmouth 1-1 Peterborough (4-5 pens)

Sheffield Wednesday 1-1 Mansfield (4-5 pens)

Stoke City 6-1 Rotherham United

Wrexham 1-1 Bradford (3-4 pens)

Wycombe Wanderers 0-1 Sutton United

Reading 2-2 Ipswich Town (1-3 pens) 

How many goals were scored on Matchday 2 of the 64th edition of the EFL Cup?

EFL Cup Second Round Results
Richarlison on target for Tottenham Hotspur against Fulham

Meanwhile, 58 goals were scored on Tuesday, August 29, 2023, as teams wore their scoring boots pumping goals into their oppositions’ net.

English giants Chelsea will play AFC Wimbledon on Wednesday, August 30, 2023, and Mauricio Pochettino is talking tough ahead of the encounter.

Pochettino expressed that Chelsea will be competing on all fronts this season, as they look to win every trophy in sight.

He said: “I want to win the Carabao Cup, win the FA Cup and win the Premier League. There is no time to waste.”

The Argentine is yet to win a trophy in England and despite winning several trophies in France with Paris Saint Germain, many still have some asterisks over his ability to deliver in England.

There is a positive ray of looming sunshine with his time at Stamford Bridge, as Chelsea have made impressive signings that could lead them to success.

Anyway, the English Football League (EFL) Cup is always action-packed as teams across the pyramid of English football look to reign supreme.

Liverpool are the most successful team in the history of the English Football League Cup, and they have won an impressive 9 titles since its inception in 1961.

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