On Wednesday, August 24, 2022, a few of the top teams in the English Premier League (EPL), including Newcastle, Leeds, and Brighton, continued to transfer their competitive and convincing EPL football game right on over to the English League Cup by thrashing a number of the weaker lower-league opposition throughout the 2nd round, even when they used some of their truly fringe players.
The draw for the English League Cup's third round was also made, and it proudly includes seven matches between English Premier League teams, including the exciting encounter between the Manchester City football team and the talented Chelsea team.
Tranmere Rovers and Newcastle
Out of the three elite football clubs that hit the field on Wednesday, August 24, 2022, Newcastle was put to the greatest test. Newcastle had to come from behind to upset the weaker Tranmere Rovers with a final score of 2 to 1. This was made possible by thrilling goals from Jamaal Lascelles in the game's 40th minute of play and Chris Wood, who scored the match-winning goal in dramatic fashion in the 52nd minute of play.
Barnsley vs. Leeds
After defeating Chelsea in the league by a score of 3 to 0, Leeds went on to overcome Barnsley in the third tier with a final score of 3 to 1 after Colombian winger Luis Sinisterra scored his first goal ever for his current football team. The other two goals for the football team of Leeds were both scored by Mateusz Klich. One of the strikes resulted in a goal off a penalty kick.
Forest Green vs. Brighton
In the league, Brighton has already defeated both Manchester United and West Ham, and on Wednesday, August 24, 2022, they found that Forest Green, a team from the third tier, was relatively simple to handle. Deniz Undav, who had recently moved from the Belgian team Union SG, found himself making his club's debut as a starter. The other goal scorers in their 3 to 0 triumph were Steven Alzate and Evan Ferguson.
Bristol City Makes Progress
The other club to make it through the thrilling game action on Wednesday was Bristol City, a team from the second division.
Fulham Refuses to Advance
The only team from the English Premier League to be eliminated during the second round was Fulham. The English Premier League teams competing in any of the European football competitions enter the League Cup in the third round, and two of those teams are the storied and venerable football titans Manchester City and Chelsea, who will square off in a pivotal and intense third-round match of the English League Cup competition.
Other Premier League of England Football
Arsenal will meet Brighton in another English Premier League encounter, while Manchester United will face the football team Aston Villa, and Liverpool will try to defend their crown at home against Derby.