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Brewster inspires comeback win for Liverpool

11 Nov 2019
Rhian Brewster, Liverpool

Striker involved in both goals for Group F leaders against Sunderland as we look at what happened in the weekend's five PL Cup matches

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Rhian Brewster inspired Liverpool to a comeback 2-1 victory at Sunderland in the Premier League Cup

Benji Kimpioka had given the hosts a second-half lead but Brewster forced an own goal from Michael Collins before the 19-year-old won and converted a late penalty. 

It keeps the Reds top of Group F with two wins from two matches. Sunderland are third, level with second-placed Huddersfield Town and one point above bottom team Wigan Athletic

See: Sunderland report | Liverpool report

Group B 

Watford came from behind three times to win a 4-3 at Fulham.

Fulham went ahead at Motspur Park through Fabio Carvalho, Jayden Harris and Tayo Edun.

But Joseph Hungbo, Kaylen Hinds and Sonny Blu Lo-Everton pegged them back before Hungbo scored a second with 18 minutes remaining. 

See: Fulham report | Watford report

In the other match in the group, Everton were denied a first win of their PL Cup defence by Plymouth Argyle goalkeeper Mike Cooper in a 1-1 draw. 

Cooper was beaten by Harry Charsley but, after Billy Clarke equalised, he starred with saves from Oumar Niasse, Kyle John, Ellis Simms and Ryan Astley. 

Watford top the group on four points, followed by Fulham, Plymouth and Everton.

See: Everton report | Plymouth report

Group E

Southampton moved above AFC Bournemouth on goal difference at the top with a 3-1 home victory over Nottingham Forest

It was 1-1 at the break after goals from Southampton's Kornelius Hansen and Forest's Alex Mighten.

Saints moved to four points from two matches thanks to second-half strikes from Jake Vokins and Christoph Klarer.

Forest are bottom, two points behind Stoke City.

See: Southampton report | Forest report

Group H 

Benny Ashley-Seal scored twice as leaders Wolverhampton Wanderers beat Birmingham City 2-1 to go five points clear.

Bottom club Derby County host second-placed Leeds United on Wednesday in their match in hand over Wolves. 

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