GOAL! MK Dons 2-0 Morecambe (Dennis 51). Half-time substitute Matthew Dennis didn’t take long to make his mark. He prepares to shoot from the edge of the box. He gets his shirt pulled … but as he falls backwards, he whips a stunning rising shot into the top left.
GOAL! Bristol City 0-3 Lincoln (O’Connor 49). Nigel Pearson makes a slew of half-time changes. It makes no difference. Paudie O’Connor puts the finishing touches to a game of head tennis in the Bristolian six-yard box, and Lincoln are on course to make round four for only the second time in their history.
GOAL! Bournemouth 2-0 Everton (Stanislas 47). The six matches that kicked off on time at 7.45pm are all underway again … and it hasn’t taken long for Bournemouth to double their lead at Dean Court. Mason Holgate slips under no pressure, shipping possession, and a couple of passes later, Junior Stanislas is slamming home from close range. Everton have never won this competition and their long wait to break that strange duck looks likely to last yet another year.
Everton are extremely fortunate not to be down to ten men. Anthony Gordon absolutely scythes through the back of Jordan Zemura, studs showing, in the air, out of control, no chance whatsoever of getting the ball. Pretty much the full house, really, but it’s just a booking. Bournemouth remain 1-0 up.
GOAL! Leicester City 1-0 Newport (Justin 44). Well this was worth waiting for! James Justin sails in from the right flank and aims a curly pearler into the top-left corner from 25 yards.
It’s an evening for the purists. Nothing going on. To assist you in the further whiling away of time …
GOAL! Burnley 1-1 Crawley (Barnes 24). Ashley Barnes makes up for his earlier miss by meeting a deep left-wing cross and steering a header into the top-left corner. Not such a great day out for Telford et al now.
GOAL! Brentford 1-0 Gillingham (Toney 3). In the late kick-off, an early lead for the hosts. Mikkel Damsgaard brings down a high ball with a heavenly touch, and rolls across for Ivan Toney, who can’t miss from six yards.
GOAL! Burnley 0-1 Crawley (Telford 22). Ellery Balcombe in the Crawley goal blooters long. Dominic Telford suddenly finds himself clear. In it goes! Easy as that. Charles Reep would love this one.
GOAL! Stevenage 1-0 Charlton (Norris 22 pen). Luke Norris gives Stevenage the lead against the 1947 FA Cup winners from the spot.
“It pains me to see the juxtaposition of ‘Lincoln’ and ‘Virtue’ on a day when a badly divided U-S-A! U-S-A!! U-S-A!!! is heading to the polls.” Peter Oh, ladies and gentlemen, fielding the political satire so I don’t have to.
GOAL! MK Dons 1-0 Morecambe (O’Hora 18). Warren O’Hora gives MK Dons the lead against fellow League One strugglers Morecambe, pearling a glorious diagonal volley into the bottom right from 12 yards.
GOAL! Bristol City 0-2 Lincoln (House 15). In the centre circle, Ben House shoves young central defender Joe Low off the ball with some candy-baby energy, strides towards the Bristol City box, and slams home. A shock on the cards here, as the League One side double their lead over the Championship men.
Ashley Barnes sees Davies’s rush of blood and raises him a scooped sitter at Turf Moor. He hoicks over from inside the six-yard box when it was surely easier to slot, and it remains Burnley 0-0 Crawley.
Tom Davies has just missed a sitter for Everton at Dean Court. Sent clean through down the middle by Anthony Gordon, he blazes wildly over from the edge of the box. A proper rush of blood to the noggin. It remains 1-0 to Bournemouth.
GOAL! Bristol City 0-1 Lincoln (Virtue 6). An absolute belter, this one. Matty Virtue takes a touch in from the left flank and sends a heatseeker into the top left. The net bulged in a very pleasing goalframe-foundations-testing fashion.
GOAL! Bournemouth 1-0 Everton (Lowe 7). Jamal Lowe’s curling shot is deflected off Nathan Patterson and loops over a stranded Asmir Begovic. Gary Naylor’s nightmare didn’t take long to start unfolding.
It’s kick-off time in the EFL Cup, then … with the sole exception of Brentford v Gillingham, which has been put back to 8.05pm after the visitors were caught in traffic.
CHANGES BY TEAM. As diligently recorded by the Guardian’s official Carabao Cup Commitment team using their patented Taking Things Seriously-o-meter™.
9: Bournemouth, Burnley
8: Bristol City
7: Crawley, Leicester, MK Dons
6: Brentford, Lincoln
4: Charlton, Newport, Stevenage
“I’m at the theatre for From Here To Eternity,” writes Gary Naylor. “Having seen Everton’s team, I suspect that phrase describes my wait for another trophy.”
AFC Bournemouth: Travers, Stacey, Mepham, Stephens, Zemura, Rothwell, Pearson, Christie, Stanislas, Anthony, Lowe.
Subs: Fredericks, Cook, Marcondes, Tavernier, Dembele, Hill, Greenwood, Plain, Sadi.
Everton: Begovic, Holgate, Keane, Mina, Patterson, Davies, Doucoure, Garner, Ruben Vinagre, Maupay, Gordon.
Subs: McNeil, Gray, Iwobi, Lonergan, Mills, Price, Welch, Samuels-Smith, Cannon.
Brentford: Raya, Roerslev, Jorgensen, Pinnock, Henry, Norgaard, Onyeka, Damsgaard, Ghoddos, Toney, Lewis-Potter.
Subs: Jensen, Dasilva, Mee, Mbeumo, Crama, Cox, Trevitt, Yarmolyuk, Gilbert.
Gillingham: Turner, McKenzie, Wright, Baggott, Law, Jefferies, O’Keefe, Williams, Adelakun, Walker, Green.
Subs: Morris, Alexander, MacDonald, Mandron, Kashket, Akehurst, Gbode.
Bristol City: Bajic, Low, Klose, Atkinson, Sykes, Kadji, King, Dasilva, Weimann, Martin, Semenyo.
Subs: Scott, Williams, O’Leary, Conway, Pring, Bell, Wells, Vyner, Morrison.
Lincoln City: Rushworth, Eyoma, Jackson, O’Connor, Poole, Virtue, Sanders, Roughan, Oakley-Boothe, House, Vernam.
Subs: Sorensen, Davenport, Wright, Draper, Gallagher, Ahui.
Burnley: Peacock-Farrell, Roberts, Lowton, McNally, Taylor, Egan-Riley, Bastien, Gudmundsson, Costelloe, Benson, Barnes.
Subs: Brownhill, Zaroury, Vitinho, Long, Maatsen, Dodgson, Muric, Bauress, Lewis.
Crawley Town: Balcombe, Johnson, Lynch, Ransom, Tsaroulla, Davis, Jenks, Wells, Chukwuemeka, Oteh, Telford.
Subs: Powell, Nichols, Nadesan, Francillette, Addai, Hessenthaler.
Leicester City: Iversen, Justin, Evans, Faes, Thomas, Soumare, Perez, Praet, Ndidi, Barnes, Vardy.
Subs: Tielemans, Albrighton, Smithies, Iheanacho, Amartey, Daka, Vestergaard, Mendy, Braybrooke.
Newport County: Townsend, Aaron Lewis, Farquharson, Demetriou, Norman, Moriah-Welsh, Dolan, Waite, Adam Lewis, Bogle, Collins.
Subs: Day, Bowen, Bennett, Zimba, Nevers, Lindley, Bright, Evans, Karadogan.
Milton Keynes Dons: Cumming, Tucker, O’Hora, Jules, Lawrence, Robson, Johnson, Watson, Burns, Eisa, Grant.
Subs: Smith, Holland, Oyegoke, Kemp, Barry, Harvie, Ravizzoli, Devoy, Dennis.
Morecambe: Ripley, O’Connor, Rawson, Delaney, Bedeau, Watts, Weir, Gibson, Cooney, McLoughlin, Phillips.
Subs: Fane, Stockton, Connolly, Smith, Gnahoua, Obika, Mayor.
Stevenage: Chapman, Wildin, Sweeney, Vancooten, Piergianni, Clark, Read, Taylor, Bostwick, Rose, Norris.
Subs: Campbell, Ashby-Hammond, Reid, Earley, Amoo.
Charlton: Wollacott, Clare, Inniss, Lavelle, Chin, Rak-Sakyi, Fraser, Dobson, Payne, Stockley, Morgan.
Subs: Sessegnon, Forster-Caskey, MacGillivray, Kirk, Aneke, Blackett-Taylor, Henry, Campbell, Elerewe.
Welcome to our time-stamp-based coverage of tonight’s League Cup third-round fixtures. They are …
AFC Bournemouth v Everton
Brentford v Gillingham
Bristol City v Lincoln City
Burnley v Crawley Town
Leicester City v Newport County
Milton Keynes Dons v Morecambe
Stevenage v Charlton Athletic
In the event of a draw, there’s to be no extra time; we’ll go straight to penalties. Kick off is at 7.45pm GMT. It’s on!