Douglas Luiz scores straight from the corner as the pressure is released on Aston Villa boss Steven Gerrard, Leicester edge Stockport on penalties, Frank Lampard’s Everton claim the first win of the season and Adama Traore scores a superb volley


Douglas Luiz scored straight from a corner as Aston Villa came from behind to beat Bolton 4-1 in the Carabao Cup, easing the pressure on manager Steven Gerrard.

After Dion Charles gave the League One side a shock lead, Luiz equalized in spectacular fashion as his corner from the left flew past Joel Dixon and into the net.

Gerrard would have been proud of this effort from the Brazilian
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A penalty from Danny Ings and strikes from Lucas Digne and Leon Bailey finally made the evening comfortable for the Villans.

Gerrard’s former Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers had a huge scare as his Leicester side needed penalties to leapfrog League Two county Stockport.

Both teams played a goalless draw at Edgeley Park, however, the Foxes lost 3-1 with debutant Daniel Iversen saving two penalties.

Frank Lampard also had some breathing space as his Everton side got the better of Fleetwood Town, Demarai Gray’s first-half goal sealing a 1-0 victory.

The goal of the night could well go to Adama Traore, who fired a superb left-footed volley in Wolves’ 2-1 win at home to Preston.

The biggest shock of the night came at Crawley Town, who beat Fulham 2-0. talkSPORT’s Alex Crook called the Cottagers’ heavily edited performance “rubbish”.


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