EFL Cup: Bristol clubs shock higher-division opponents

Both Bristol clubs have beaten more illustrious opponents in tonight’s EFL Cup action.

League One Bristol Rovers defeated Championship Fulham 1-0 at Craven Cottage.

Ellis Harrison scored in the 13th minute to secure Rovers place in the third round.

Local rivals Bristol City repeated the feat against Watford.

Etienne Capoue gave Watford the lead in the 47th before goals from Freddie Hinds, Bobby Reid and Niclas Eliasson.

Adrian Mariappa pulled a goal back in stoppage time but City hung on to claim the victory.

Brentford thrashed West London rivals Queens Park Rangers 4-1 at Loftus Road.

The Bees took an early lead after an Ariel Borysiuk own goal before John Egan and Neal Maupay made it 3-0 after 32 minutes.

Darnell Furlong pulled a goal back before half time but Josh Clarke scored late on to extend Brentford’s lead.

Reading needed extra time to beat Millwall.

It was 1-1 after 90 minutes after goals from Leandro Bacuna and Shane Ferguson before goals from George Evans and Sam Smith saw Reading through.

Elsewhere, Brighton scraped past League Two Barnet thanks to a James Tilley goal and Matej Vydra scored from the penalty spot as Derby County beat Grimsby Town 1-0.

Burton Albion defeated Cardiff City 2-1 and Bolton Wanderers beat Sheffield Wednesday 3-2.

EFL Cup results in full: Crystal Palace 2-1 Ipswich Town, Accrington Stanley 1-3 West Bromwich Albion, Aston Villa 4-1 Wigan Athletic, Birmingham City 1-2 Bournemouth, Brighton & Hove Albion 1-0 Barnet, Cardiff City 1-2 Burton Albion, Carlisle United 1-2 Sunderland, Doncaster Rovers 2-0 Hull City, Fulham 0-1 Bristol Rovers, Grimsby Town 0-1 Derby County, Leeds United 5-1 Newport County, Middlesbrough 3-0 Scunthorpe United, Milton Keynes Dons 1-4 Swansea City, Norwich City 4-1 Charlton Athletic, Queens Park Rangers 1-4 Brentford, Sheffield United 1-4 Leicester City, Watford 2-3 Bristol City, Bolton Wanderers 3-2 Sheffield Wednesday, Reading 3-1 Millwall

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