Carabao Cup second-round round-up: Bournemouth edge past Forest Green on penalties while Rotherham fall to late Sheffield Wednesday winner
- Bournemouth had Mark Travers to thank after beating Forest Green in shoot-out
- Portsmouth managed a 2-0 win at QPR while Swansea beat Cambridge 6-0
- Atdhe Nuhiu scored a late winner for Sheffield Wednesday against Rotherham
Eddie Howe was indebted to Bournemouth goalkeeper Mark Travers as the Premier League side squeezed past Sky Bet League Two Forest Green on penalties following a 0-0 draw in the Carabao Cup.
Travers saved from Joseph Mills, Kevin Dawson and James Morton as Bournemouth won 3-0 in the shoot-out.
Jordon Ibe also saw his penalty saved by Rovers goalkeeper Jojo Wollacott but Joshua King, Dominic Solanke and Philip Billing scored to send the hosts into round three.
Bournemouth had Mark Travers to thank for their penalty shootout win against Forest Green
Portsmouth managed an upset against Championship QPR, with Marcus Harness scoring
Elsewhere, Portsmouth won 2-0 on their visit to Queens Park Rangers.
Championship side QPR dominated for large spells but John Marquis’ 76th-minute penalty put the visitors ahead and Marcus Harness sealed their win five minutes later.
They will now face their south coast rivals Southampton in the third round.
Meanwhile, Atdhe Nuhiu’s late winner ensured Sheffield Wednesday got past local rivals Rotherham 1-0.
The Kosovo international finally settled the tie deep into stoppage time when the match looked destined to go to penalties.
Atdhe Nuhiu’s late winner ensured Sheffield Wednesday got past local rivals Rotherham
He reacted quickest from Kadeem Harris’s centre to smash into the roof of the net and put Wednesday into the third round.
And Swansea reached the third round with a 6-0 thrashing of Sky Bet League Two side Cambridge at the Liberty Stadium.
A brace from Sam Surridge and goals from Kristoffer Peterson, George Byers and Jordan Garrick put Steve Cooper’s side, who are still unbeaten so far this season, in complete control before the break.
It was a fine way for Swansea to warm up for Saturday’s top-of-the-table Championship clash with Leeds and Wayne Routledge completed the scoring in the second period.
Swansea rattled six past Cambridge United as they easily advanced to the third round