Lakenheath Old Boys

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

League Cup 3rd Round Tuesday!

Afternoon, fellas - it's 3rd Round League Cup time. Of course the big boys Leicester City and Chelsea are on the box this afternoon (when are Leeds are BEin televised?). But my eyes will be firmly on Elland Road, where my beloved will be taking on Blackburn. Fortunately, we're on a run of good form, which includes a win against lowly Blackburn just last week! Here's hoping we can do the business again. MOT!

Join me to follow along this afternoon.

31 Comments:

Blogger The Blue Devil said...

A very good Tuesday afternoon to all of you who are loafing at work. The Third Round is when the big European boys join the rest of us plebs. Here are the League Cup fixtures on hand tonight:


Bournemouth v Preston
Brighton v Reading
Derby v Liverpool
Everton v Norwich
Leeds v Blackburn
Leicester City v Chelsea
Newcastle v Wolves
Nottingham Forest v Arsenal

2:52 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The teams running out at Elland Road right now:

Leeds: Silvestri, Coyle, Bartley, Cooper, Taylor, O’Kane, Phillips, Vieira, Roofe, Antonsson, Mowatt.
Subs: Green, Ayling, Wood, Dallas, Grimes, Hernandez, Denton.

Blackburn: Raya, Lowe, Wharton, Lenihan, Hendrie, Feeney, Byrne, Akpan, Samuelsen, Gallagher, Bennett.
Subs: Steele, Marshall, Emnes, Guthrie, Nyambe, Mahoney, Conway.

2:53 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Peeeeeep! The EFL Cup ties are underway. Keep an eye out for Bournemouth’s Tyrone Mings, who is making his first appearance since the beginning of last season. Mings became the Cherries’ record signing last June, but was ruled out for the season with an anterior cruciate ligament injury on the first day of the season against Leicester.

2:53 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The first EFL Cup goal of the night – the Danish striker Simon Makienok, on a one-year loan deal from Italian Serie A side Palermo at PNE, finds some space at the back post and makes no mistake.

Bournemouth 0 PNE 1!

3:00 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The City Ground rises to applaud Brian Clough, 12 years after his death. It’s a great atmosphere in Nottingham, “You’ve only come to see the Arsenal” sing the visiting fans. “Champions of Europe - you’ll never sing that” reply the Forest faithful.

3:07 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Wahay - Okazaki has given the Foxes an early lead against the loathsome Chelsea.

3:12 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Granit Xhaka has scored a near carbon-copy of the goal he scored at the weekend against Hull. A left-footed rocket in to the upper 90. Stojkovic got a hand to it and might have done better but the under strength Gunners side are 0-1 up.

3:15 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Two goals in three minutes puts Newcastle in control at St James’ Park, Yoan Gouffran with an excellent strike from the edge of the box, after Matt Ritchie’s opener, a wonderful controlled curling effort, after a lovely one-two undid the Wolves defence. Wolves beat Newcastle just four days ago, remember.

3:21 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

GOAL! Derby 0-1 Liverpool (Klavan)

After a corner causes chaos in Derby’s box, Liverpool’s centre-back adjusts his body well and hooks the ball into the bottom corner to the give the Reds the lead.

3:22 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Wahay! Shinji Okazaki has added a second goal at the King Power against Leicester.

3:31 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

GOAL! Everton 0-1 Norwich (Naismith)

It had to be! The former Everton favourite races through on goal, slips, and the ball balloons up in the air, over Stekelenburg and into the net. It’s against the run of play, and Everton should have had a penalty awarded earlier, but the Goodison Park faithful applaud their former player. He was a popular player on Merseyside, not least for things like this

3:32 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Still 0-0 at Elland Road getting toward the interval now. Come on, you Whites!

3:33 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Red card for Reading! Score: Brighton 0-1 Reading

Former Manchester United defender Tyler Blackett given his marching orders for a late slide tackle on Oliver Norwood, although replays show that he tried to pull out. Two minutes later Glenn Murray hits the bar for Brighton, Reading are going to have to gold on – they won on Saturday with 10 men, away at Barnsley.

3:34 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Half time then in the League Cup fixtures and I'm off home to follow the rest of the action.

3:36 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

At home following the second half action now....

4:08 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

GOAL! Derby County 0-3 Liverpool (Origi)

The Belgian races behind the Derby defence, and despite shooting from a tight angle, squeezes his shot past Mitchell and into the roof of the net. Liverpool have looked top drawer tonight.

4:09 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

GOAL! Bournemouth 1-1 Preston (Grabban pen)

Grabban sends Maxwell the wrong way from 12 yards, after Preston were penalised for a handball – Gradel’s free-kick struck an arm en route to goal. Two minutes later, Gradel lines up another free-kick and hits the bar! Still 1-1.

4:09 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Lucas Perez has added a second goal for the Gunners from the penalty spot.

4:11 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Still 0-0 at Elland Road and I'm starting to sweat. Come on, you Whites!

4:14 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

From the Guardian blog: "I haven’t mentioned Leeds v Blackburn yet, and that’s because it’s been an absolutely dire match at Elland Road, where there are just 8,000 odd people watching. Leeds beat Rovers 2-1 in a Championship match exactly a week ago."

4:15 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Perez has a brace against Forest, rounding the keeper Matt Mills and slotting home.

0-3 Arsenal.

4:22 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

GOAL! Everton 0-2 Norwich (Murphy)

What a goal! Goodison Park falls silent, as Jacob Murphy turns nicely on the edge of the area, gets some space on his left foot and curls his effort into the top corner, glancing on the underside of the bar, leaving Stekelenburg completely helpless. The Dutchman could only watch as it sailed past him. Shock result on the cards.

4:24 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Glenn Murray has pulled one back for Brighton. It's all hands on deck for ten-man Reading now. They're hanging on at 1-2.

4:33 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

YESSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Chrissie Woods has bundled in another late winner for us.

1-0 Whites!

4:34 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Michael Butler of the Guardian has described Woods' goal as "one of the worst finishes of all time." Don't care a jot - they all count!

4:37 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Marcin Wasilewski has been sent off for Leicester at the King Power. That match is at 2-2 and headed for extra time.

4:41 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The Ox has added a fourth goal for the Arsenal. (Yawn)

4:42 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Wahay! We're into the 4th Round of the League Cup with a narrow 1-0 win over hapless Blackburn. Don't care. MOT!

4:44 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Into extra time and Cesc Fabregas has scored for Chelski. It's 2-3 there and quite the ding dong affair now.

4:46 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Cesc has done it again. Two goals in two minutes in extra time. 2-4 now and Leicester are surely done.

4:47 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Chelsea have completed their 2-4 win over Leicester in extra time. Not a bad night for them coming back from 2-0 down at half time to score four goals.

Cheerio from me!

5:20 PM  

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