Crawley Town caused a major upset in the second round of the Carabao Cup by eliminating Premier League side Fulham at home as the rest of the top league sides fared much better.
Domestic cup competitions always bring some memorable upset stories with them and this time it was Marco Silva’s side who were on the wrong side of one.
The Portuguese made 10 changes to the squad which has started brightly in the Premier League in their first season since promotion. Crawley Town took full advantage of the changes made by Fulham through Tom Nichols and Liverpool loanee James Balagizi to know them out of the Carabao Cup and spark a pitch invasion by the fans.
Crawley Town plays in the fourth-tier of English football and are ranked 84 places lower on the English ladder than Fulham.
Leicester City avoided a similar fate by eking out a penalty shootout win over Stockport County after a 0-0 draw.
Bournemouth also needed required penalties to knock out Norwich City after the game ended 2-2.
Frank Lampard’s Everton got a much-needed first win of the season as they beat third-tier Fleetwood Town 1-0 thanks to Demarai Gray’s 28th-minute goal.
Steven Gerrard’s Aston Villa won 4-1 against third-tier Bolton Wanderers, Premier League newcomers Nottingham Forest eased to a 3-0 win at Grimsby Town and Wolverhampton Wanderers beat second-tier Preston North End 2-1.
Crystal Palace, impressive in the opening stages of the Premier League, scored two late goals to win 2-0 at Oxford United while Brentford were 2-0 winners at fourth-tier Colchester United.
Southampton also advanced to the next round thanks to Che Adams who scored twice in the 3-0 win at Cambridge United.