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Holders Everton win six-goal thriller in PL Cup

18 Jan 2020
Dennis Adeniran, Everton

Dennis Adeniran's brace helps Toffees to 4-2 victory over Fulham, while AFC Bournemouth continue unbeaten run with convincing victory

Dennis Adeniran struck twice as Premier League Cup holders Everton earned a 4-2 home win over Fulham and leapfrogged their visitors to the top of Group B.

The Toffees took the lead through a Zico Asare own goal, only for Fulham to equalise three minutes later through Timmy Abraham.

Adeniran scored either side of the break to make it 3-1, but Martell Taylor-Crossdale halved the deficit with a penalty.

Manasse Mampala finally put the hosts out of sight in stoppage time.

See: Everton reaction | Fulham report

Group A

A 4-2 win at Swansea City has sent Charlton Athletic to within a point of group leaders Reading. 

Group D

Lewis Wilson hit a brace as leaders Exeter City triumphed 4-0 at Aston Villa, securing their third win from four matches in the competition.

Wilson opened the scoring and added his second goal on the hour, after Will Dean had put Exeter 2-0 up. Ben Seymour completed the victory.

Exeter have 10 points, while Villa are third with three points from four matches.

See: Villa report 

Group C

Danny Lupano's equaliser secured Hull City's first point as the visitors drew 1-1 with Newcastle United.

Tom Allan opened the scoring for Newcastle from the penalty spot on 37 minutes, but Lupano replied with a 66th-minute header.

Newcastle stay second with five points, one point behind West Bromwich Albion, who have two matches in hand. Hull lie third.

See: Newcastle reaction | Hull report

Group E

Kyle Taylor scored twice and Alex Dobre was also on target as AFC Bournemouth won 3-0 at Nottingham Forest to extend their lead at the top.

The unbeaten Cherries have 10 points, while Forest are yet to earn their first point.

See: AFC Bournemouth report

Group F

Wigan Athletic moved three points behind leaders Liverpool after a 3-0 home win over the Reds.

Emeka Obi broke the deadlock in the ninth minute and Divin Baningime made it 2-0 before the break. Olly Crankshaw added a third with 13 minutes left.

See: Liverpool report

Group H

Birmingham City earned their first Premier League Cup victory of the season by beating Leeds United 2-0.

Jayden Reid fired into the top corner just before the break, and Caolan Boyd-Munce doubled the lead less than a minute into the second half.

Third-placed Birmingham have four points, two behind the top two sides and three above Leeds.

See: Leeds report

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