The Leeds Unitedthe newcastle and the Brightonwho dispute the Premier League, did not give rise to surprise and surpassed the League Cup second round from England as well as Bristol City, from the Championship (second category).
The Leedsfull of substitutes, beat Barnsleyfrom the third division (3-1) with goals from Colombian Luis Sinisterra and a brace from Pole Mateusz Klich, one of them from a penalty.
Newcastle had some more trouble that beat Tranmere Rovers, fourth (1-2). The ‘magpies’ had to overcome Elliott Nevitt’s initial goal after twenty minutes. Jamaal Lascelles leveled at four from the break and early in the second half, Chris Wood completed Eddie Howe’s comeback from Kieran Trippier’s pass.
With authority it was also classified the Brightons that beat Forest Green at home (0-3) with goals from German Deniz Undav, Colombian Steven Alzate and Evan Ferguson.
Leeds, Newcastle and Brighton joined Aston Villa, Everton, Nottingham Forest, Leicester, Wolverhampton, Southampton, Brentford, Bournemouth and Crystal Palace who sealed their berth on Wednesday. Only Fulham, beaten by fourth-placed Crawley, missed out on the League Cup round of 32.