Carabao Cup round-up: Jamie Vardy scores twice as Leicester ease through, while Burnley also progress… but Bristol City fall to League One side Lincoln City
- Jamie Vardy scored twice as Leicester beat Newport County comfortably
- Burnley came from behind to beat Crawley Town and move into the next round
- Bristol City were beaten at home by League Two outfit Lincoln City
Leicester cruised into the last 16 of the Carabao Cup courtesy of a routine 3-0 win against Newport County on Tuesday.
The Foxes have returned to form in recent weeks in the Premier League, and continued their resurgence as James Justin put them ahead just before half time.
Jamie Vardy then scored twice in the second half to round off a comfortable evening for Brendan Rodgers’ side.
Jamie Vardy scored two second-half goals to help Leicester ease past Newport County
Burnley had to survive a brief scare as they fell behind to Crawley Town when Dom Telford found the net in the 22nd minute.
Ashley Barnes pulled the Championship side level two minutes later, and substitute Anass Zaroury ensured that a shock wasn’t on the cards as he netted two late goals to seal a 3-1 win for the Clarets.
It was not all plain sailing for Championship teams against lower-league opposition, though, as Bristol City were beaten 3-1 at home by Lincoln City.
Anass Zaroury scored twice as Burnley came from behind to beat Crawley Town
Matty Virtue and Ben House scored inside the opening 15 minutes to put Lincoln in control, and Paudie O’Connor made it three shortly after the interval.
Tommy Conway pulled a late goal back for Bristol City, but it was a mere consolation.
Elsewhere, MK Dons saw off Morecambe 2-0 in front of their home fans to move into the next round of the competition.
Warren O’Hora got the opening goal in the 18th minute, and Matthew Dennis put the result beyond doubt in the second half.