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Published: 21:52 | 23/8/16

Liverpool & Everton cruise through in EFL Cup

Daniel Sturridge netted a late brace, as Liverpool thrashed Burton Albion 5-0 in the EFL Cup second round tie at the Pirelli Stadium.

The Reds took the lead in the 15th minute through Dirock Origi's flicked finish, then Roberto Firmino doubled their lead midway through the second half with a header from Nathaniel Clyne's cross.

Tom Naylor put James Milner's cross through his own net just after the hour mark, before Sturridge netted twice in five minutes at the end. His first on 78 minutes was a tap-in from Milner's deep cross, his second a low drive from 25 yards.

Everton beat Yeovil Town 4-0 at Goodison Park to progress to the third round of the EFL Cup.

Aaron Lennon slid home James McCarthy's cross for the opener on 28 minutes, and then captain for the night Ross Barkley doubled their lead on 69 minutes with a free-kick that caught Yeovil goalkeeper Artur Krysiak at his near post.

Substitute Arouna Kone then netted a late double as the League Two side tired.

Two Premier League side crashed out to lower-league opposition, with Watford squandering a 1-0 lead to go down 2-1 to Gillingham at Vicarage Road after extra-time.

West Bromwich Albion are also out, beaten 4-3 on penalties by League One side Northampton after a 2-2 draw at 90 and 120 minutes at Sixfields Stadium.

Michy Batshuayi scored twice as Chelsea beat Bristol Rovers 3-2 at Stamford Bridge.

The Belgian international opened the scoring with a volley on 29 minutes, and Antonio Conte's side doubled their lead two minutes later through Victor Moses.

Peter Hartley reduced the deficit on 35 minutes with a header, but £33m summer signing from Marseille Batshuayi restored the hosts' two-goal cushion on 41 minutes.

Ellis Harrison scored a penalty for the League One side on 48 minutes, but Chelsea managed to hold on to secure a spot in Wednesday's third round draw.

Peter Crouch scored his first hat-trick for six years as Stoke City thrashed League Two side Stevenage 4-0 at Broadhall Way. Phil Bardsley netted the other goal for the Potters with a fine strike from 30 yards.

Crystal Palace eased past Blackpool 2-0 at Selhurst Park, with Scott Dann and Connor Wickham netting for the Premier League side in either half.

The Eagles' £27m record signing Christian Benteke made his debut following his move from Liverpool, but was withdrawn at half-time by manager Alan Pardew.

Adama Diomande scored twice as Hull City came from behind to beat League Two side Exeter City 3-1 at St James Park.

Jake Taylor gave the home side the lead with long-range strike on 24 minutes but Diomande equalised for the Premier League side just two minutes.

The Norwegian gave Mike Phelan's side the lead on 77 minutes, before substitute Robert Snodgrass wrapped up the tie four minutes later with a 25-yard free-kick.

Scotland U-21 international pair Jay Fulton and Oliver McBurnie were on target as Swansea City beat Peterborough 3-1 at London Road.

Fulton headed the Premier League side in front on 15 minutes, before 20-year-old striker McBurnie scored twice in two minutes on his debut to make it 3-0 at the break.

Leonardo Da Silva Lopes pulled one back on 75 minutes, but it was too little, too late for Grant McCann's League One side.

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