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.
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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