Wednesday 28 August 2013
West Bromwich Albion Academy product Saido Berahino scored a stunning 36-minute hat-trick to help his team beat Newport County 3-0 and reach the third round of the Capital One Cup.
The 20-year-old, who came to England from war-torn Burundi as a 10-year-old, was making his full debut and opened the scoring on seven minutes when he dinked the ball over the Newport goalkeeper. The second came via a powerful left-foot drive while Berahino, who was called up to the England Under-21 squad earlier in the day, completed his hat-trick from the penalty spot after Craig Dawson was fouled in the area.
"He's a credit to Mark Harrison and the rest of his Academy staff"
Steve Clarke on Saido Berahino
"I'm delighted for the boy because he’s worked ever so hard to get his chance," West Brom head coach Steve Clarke told the club's website. "He took his opportunity with both hands.
"He's given me a lot to think about and I'm really pleased about that. Saido's a born goalscorer, who’s hungry to do well. His talent is there and he has played for England at almost every age level.
"Tonight's great for the club because he's an Academy graduate. He's a credit to Mark Harrison and the rest of his Academy staff. It's a difficult job trying to get a player through any Academy system but they've done a great job with Saido."
Elsewhere, Southampton continued their impressive start to the season with a comfortable 5-1 win away to Barnsley. Saints opened the scoring through Steven Davis on 26 minutes with Jay Rodriguez adding a second after half-time with a fine curling shot. Stephen Dawson pulled a goal back for Barnsley but Emmanuel Mayuka, Davis and Gaston Ramirez sealed victory.
Two goals from Daniel Sturridge helped Liverpool overcome Notts County at Anfield. The home side looked to be on their way to a straightforward victory when Raheem Sterling and Sturridge put them 2-0 ahead, only for the Magpies to hit back through Yoann Arquin and substitute Adam Coombes.
Liverpool were reduced to 10 men when, with all three substitutes used, Kolo Toure was forced off with a groin problem but they progressed thanks to extra-time goals from Sturridge and Jordan Henderson.
Norwich City hit six as they made it through after a thrilling contest against Bury at Carrow Road. Martin Olsson, Anthony Pilkington and two goals from Johan Elmander, his first since signing on loan, gave the Canaries a 4-1 lead while new signing Leroy Fer and Steven Whittaker completed the scoring for the hosts.
Fulham survived a scare as they reached the next round but only after beating League Two side Burton Albion 5-4 on penalties. Adel Taarabt scored his first goal for the club and it looked as though that would be enough as the contest entered the final five minutes but Jack Dyer’s shot forced extra-time. Michael Symes put the home side ahead but Hugo Rodallega's powerful shot with three minutes to go made sure the tie went to penalties.
The shoot-out was all square until Dyer missed his kick, leaving John Arne Riise to convert the winning penalty.
Hull City left it late to defeat Leyton Orient in London, Robbie Brady scoring the winner in a 1-0 victory only a minute after coming on in the second half of extra-time. Brady latched on to a loose ball inside the Orient penalty area to fire home from eight yards out.
A late flurry of goals helped Sunderland come from behind to record a 4-2 victory over Milton Keynes Dons.
The visitors took a 2-0 lead through Patrick Bamford and Izale McLeod and they looked to be heading through as the clock reached 78 minutes. But the Black Cats launched an impressive fightback with goals from Jozy Altidore, Connor Wickham (two) and Adam Johnson.
Ravel Morrison claimed his first goal for West Ham United as the Hammers recorded a 2-1 victory over Cheltenham Town. Ricardo Vaz Te's free-kick gave the home side the lead before Morrison scored from outside the penalty area just after half-time. Matt Richards converted from the penalty spot to give Cheltenham hope but West Ham held on.
Crystal Palace could not make it through to the next round after they were defeated 2-1 by Bristol City at Ashton Gate. Jay Emmanuel-Thomas and Scott Wagstaff scored in the second half for the hosts and, although Owen Garvan struck with a superb volley in the final minute, Palace could not force the match into extra-time.
Five Barclays Premier League clubs are in action this evening with Everton, Stoke City and Aston Villa, facing lower-league opposition at home, while Newcastle United and Cardiff City will have to travel.
Barnsley 1-5 Southampton
Bristol City 2-1 Crystal Palace
Burton Albion 2-2 Fulham (Fulham won 5-4 on penalties)
Leyton Orient 0-1 Hull City
Liverpool 4-2 Notts County
Norwich City 6-3 Bury
Sunderland 4-2 MK Dons
West Ham United 2-1 Cheltenham Town
West Bromwich Albion 3-0 Newport County
Nottingham Forest v Millwall
Everton v Stevenage
Stoke City v Walsall
Aston Villa v Rotherham United
Morecambe v Newcastle United
Watford v AFC Bournemouth
Accrington Stanley v Cardiff City