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Carabao Cup: Leeds United and Hull City knocked out after penalties, Sheffield United win, Grimsby match abandoned

Both Leeds United and Hull City have been knocked out of the Carabao Cup tonight after losing their second round ties on penalties.

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Leeds fought back from 2-0 to down to level 2-2 against Championship strugglers Stoke City at Elland Road.

In the shootout, the Whites lost 5-4 after Jack Harrison missed his spot kick. Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland, who had been at fault for Leeds' first goal, netted the winning spot kick for the visitors.

It was a similar story for Hull City away at Preston. The Tigers were 2-0 down but came back to level 2-2 when Jarrod Bowen netted an equaliser deep into second-half injury time.

In the shootout, however, the visitors were edged out 5-4.

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Sheffield United are our only team through to the third round of the cup. They beat Blackburn Rovers 2-1 at home, with goals from Richard Stearman and Oliver Norwood.

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Meanwhile Grimsby's home tie against Macclesfield was postponed after the heavens opened up at Blundell Park. The game was tied at 0-0 at half-time when torrential rain halted proceedings. Two pitch inspections later the tie was called off.

Carabao Cup second round - results

  • Grimsby 0-0 Macclesfield (match postponed due to torrential rain)
  • Leeds 2-2 Stoke (Stoke win 5-4 on penalties)
  • Preston 2-2 Hull (Preston win 5-4 on penalties)
  • Sheffield United 2-1 Blackburn Rovers