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Swansea City knock out holders Aston Villa

16 Mar 2019
Ben Cabango, SWA PL2

Goals from Cabango and Garrick seal win in last 16 of competition to avenge last year's final

Defending cup holders Aston Villa exited the competition in the last 16, losing 2-0 to Swansea City on Friday.

Swansea 2-0 Aston Villa

Two first-half goals, from Ben Cabango (pictured) and Jordon Garrick, helped Swansea gain revenge in a repeat of last season’s final, which Villa won on penalties. 

See: Swansea report 

Stoke City 1-4 Blackburn Rovers

Joe Rankin-Costello was the hero, scoring twice for Blackburn Rovers at Stoke City. Hayden Carter put Rovers ahead, but Stoke levelled before half-time through Nathan Collins.

Rankin-Costello restored Rovers' advantage with a fine goal and struck again late on .

See: Stoke report | Blackburn report 

Nottingham Forest 2-1 AFC Bournemouth

Two first-half goals for Nottingham Forest secured a win against AFC Bournemouth at the City Ground.

Kieran Hayes headed Forest in front on 44 minutes and Jamie Ward added a second in stoppage time. Brennan Camp's strike 10 minutes from time for the Cherries was not enough.

See: Forest report | AFC Bournemouth report

Burnley 1-0 Leicester City

Dan Agyei was the hero again for Burnley with another winner in the victory over Leicester City.

After securing the Clarets’ last-16 spot with the only goal against West Bromwich Albion, Agyei repeated the feat on 67 minutes at Barnfield Training Centre.

See: Burnley report | Leicester report

Reading 1-2 Newcastle United

Jamie Sterry and Tom Allan scored first-half goals as Newcastle United won at Reading with Josh Barrett's free-kick for the Royals briefly levelling the scores.  

See: Reading report | Newcastle report

Leeds 2-2 Fulham (5-4 on pens)

On Thursday, 10-man Leeds edged past Fulham 5-4 on penalties. 

Ryan Edmondson's 43rd-minute strike for Leeds was cancelled out by Matthew O'Riley's penalty, for which goalkeeper Harrison Male was sent off.

Fulham went ahead through Nicolas Santos Clase, but Izzy Brown's late equaliser set up extra-time and penalties.

See: Leeds report | Fulham report

Everton's last 16 match at home to Sunderland due to take place on Saturday has been postponed after a failed pitch inspection.

Derby County host Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday in the final tie.

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