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Daryl Murphy on target against former club as Forest sink still-winless Newcastle amid late drama

Newcastle equalised in added time but still managed to lose 3-1 away at Nottingham Forest in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday.

NEWCASTLE UNITED REMAIN winless this season after Championship side Nottingham Forest scored twice in injury time to secure a 3-1 win in the second round of the Carabao Cup.

Forest led inside two minutes when Sam Byram barrelled down the right flank to send in a cross and former Newcastle striker Daryl Murphy nodded in.

It proved a frustrating outing for the much-changed visitors at the City Ground, after boss Rafael Benitez saw his defensive tactics in the 2-1 weekend defeat to Chelsea come in for criticism.

Close-season signing Salomon Rondon sharply found the bottom corner to seemingly secure a penalty shootout in stoppage time, only for Newcastle to collapse in the closing minutes.

Substitute Matthew Cash profited from Karl Darlow’s inability to hold a cross and, after the officials decided not to punish Forest keeper Luke Steele for a challenge on Ayoze Perez in the box, Gil Dias pounced on a loose pass to chip home and seal a place in round three for Aitor Karanka’s men.

Nottingham Forest v Newcastle United - Carabao Cup - Second Round - City Ground Matty Cash (centre) scores his side's second goal Source: Nigel French

Everton saw off Championship opposition in the form of Rotherham United by the same scoreline, with Sandro Ramirez laying on Gylfi Sigurdsson’s opener ahead of a rumoured return to Spain with Real Sociedad.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin helped himself to a second-half brace – the Everton youngster’s second snuffing out the hope granted to Rotherham by sub Will Vaulks’ goal four minutes from time.

Isaac Success set Watford on the way to a 2-0 win at Reading, where teenage midfielder Domingos Quina scored a marvellous long-range second to preserve the Hornets’ 100 per cent start to the season.

Elsewhere, Millwall saw off Plymouth Argyle 3-2 despite twice going behind, with Aiden O’Brien turning in a late winner at the Den.

- Omni

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