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Chelsea and Everton Secure Narrow Wins in League Cup Round Two

 Chelsea and Everton Secure Narrow Wins in League Cup Round Two

Chelsea and Everton Secure Narrow Wins
Chelsea and Everton Secure Narrow Wins(Image-Getty)

Chelsea Secures Comeback Win Against AFC Wimbledon, Everton Survives Scare from Doncaster Rovers in League Cup Round Two

During Wednesday's League Cup second round, both Chelsea and Everton, Premier League giants, experienced tense moments as they fought their way to 2-1 victories against lower-tier opponents. Chelsea faced AFC Wimbledon, with the latter taking an early lead through a penalty converted by James Tilley. Chelsea managed to equalize with a penalty of their own, taken by Noni Madueke. The decisive goal was delivered by substitute Enzo Fernandez, securing Chelsea's triumph.

In a separate encounter, Everton confronted Doncaster Rovers, a team from the League Two. Doncaster caught Everton off guard by taking the lead with a goal from Joe Ironside just before halftime, amidst claims of potential offside. Everton's struggles to break through continued until new signing Beto made an immediate impact, scoring the equalizer in the 73rd minute. Arnaut Danjuma sealed Everton's fate with a late goal, extinguishing Doncaster's hopes.

Meanwhile, Premier League outfit Sheffield United met their demise against third-tier side Lincoln City. A goalless draw was followed by a penalty shootout, ultimately favoring Lincoln City, thus eliminating Sheffield United from the competition.

Amidst the captivating clashes, Chelsea's presence in the League Cup's second round holds significance, as their absence from European competition last season propelled them into this stage for the first time since 2016. The tournament's next phase, the third round, will feature intriguing matchups including Newcastle United facing Manchester City, Chelsea taking on Brighton & Hove Albion, and an exhilarating London derby as Arsenal travels to Brentford.

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