RECAP: MIDWEEK ENGLISH ACTION
JOHN KRETLOW - Thursday, August 29, 2013
Jozy Altidore opened his account in Sunderland's come from behind victory over Milton Keynes Dons, while Brek Shea played his first minutes for Stoke since March in their victory over Walsall.

Carlisle United 2-5 Leicester City

Zak Whitbread and Leicester City had an easy time in the League Cup as they walloped Carlisle United.

Whitbread started and went the distance in the Foxes backline.

The game looked to be competitive after the first half ended, as the teams went to the locker rooms tied at one. David Amoo put the Cumbrians up in the 16th minute and Chris Wood leveled the game in the 38th minute for Leicester.

It was a different story in the second half however, as the Foxes blew the game open.

Wood added two more goals and Antony Knockaert notched one as Leicester ended with an impressive five goals, while James Berrett found the back of the net for Carlisle.

The Foxes will take on Derby County in the next round.

Sunderland 4-2 Milton Keynes Dons

Jozy Altidore opened his scoring account in Sunderland's cup win over Milton Keynes Dons.

Altidore went the distance once again for the Black Cats.

MK Dons looked like they had booked their ticket into the next round as Patrick Bamford and Izale McLeod gave the road team the lead deep into the second half.

However, Sunderland made a strong push starting with Altidore's first goal of the season.

Connor Wickham sent a through ball that the American was able to knock into the net in the 78th minute.

Wickham then knocked home an Ondrej Celustka cross in the 87th minute to level the game.

Just two minutes later the Black Cats got the lead as Wickham sent a shot that was deflected and went passes a wrong-footed ‘keeper Ian McLoughlin and into the net.

As MK Dons pushed numbers forward to try and move the game into extra time, Sunderland was able to catch the League One side off guard and score a fourth goal as Adam Johnson found the back of the net deep in injury time.

The Black Cats move on and take on Peterborough United.

Yeovil Town 3-3 Birmingham City (2-3)

Jonathan Spector went the distance in Birmingham City's thrilling shootout win over Yeovil town.

Spector started and played the full 120 minutes in the League Cup game.

The Blues looked to be heading to a win in regular time but Town's Byron Webster scored in injury time to level the game.

Yeovil then took the lead in the 105th minute with a goal from Luke Ayling, however Birmingham equalized just a minute later with a goal from Lee Novak.

In penalty kicks, the Blues were able to triumph 3 goals to 2.

City will take on Swansea City in the next round.

Peterborough United 6-0 Reading

Danny Williams and Reading lost in a forgettable match at Peterborough United.

The American midfielder went the distance for the Royals.

Lee Tomlin notched a hat-trick for the home team, while Danile Swanson, Britt Assombalonga, and Jack Payne also found the back of the net for Posh.

Reading look to bounce back in league play when they take on Yeovil Town this weekend.

Stoke City 3-1 Walsall

Brek Shea helped Stoke City notch a League Cup win over Walsall.

Shea started and played the first half, while Geoff Cameron and Maurice Edu did not dress.

Kenwyne Jones was the hat-trick hero on the day as he notched in the 22nd, 31st, and 84th minutes, while Walsall scored their lone goal in the 57th minute rom Ashley Hemmings.

The Potters take on West Ham United this weekend.

Notes

Tim Ream did not feature in Bolton's loss to Tranmere.

Eric Lichaj did not dress in Nottingham Forest's win over Millwall.

Brad Guzan did not play in Aston Villa's win over Rotherham United.

Tim Howard did not feature in Everton's win over Stevenage.