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Thursday 31 Oct 2019
Jonny Evans comes out on top as Leicester beat Burton Albion

Striker Liam Boyce hit his seventh goal of the season as Burton Albion went out of the Carabao Cup following their 3-1 home defeat to Premier League Leicester City on Tuesday evening. 

The former Cliftonville man fired home seven minutes after the break to make the score 2-1, however, the visitors, who had Jonny Evans at the heart of their defence, sealed the game with a third in the closing stages.

Elsewhere in the competition, former Glenavon midfielder Mark Sykes was an unused substitute as Oxford United defeated fellow League One side 4-2 on penalties.

The Black Cats included both Tom Flanagan and Conor McLaughlin in their starting line-up, while striker Will Grigg was introduced as a second-half substitute.

Meanwhile, former Ards defender Josh Doherty was in the Crawley Town team that were beaten 3-1 by Colchester United while there was also disappointment for Craig Cathcart as Watford also went out at the fourth round stage following their 2-0 reverse at Everton. 

In the Scottish Premiership last night, Liam Donnelly opened the scoring with a deflected free-kick to record his ninth of the season for Motherwell who moved up to third in the table with a 2-1 victory over 10-man Kilmarnock.

Midfielder Ethan Galbraith scored a stunning volley for Manchester United’s under-21 side who defeated Doncaster Rovers 2-1 in the Football League Trophy during the week.

Also on target in the competition was former Northern Ireland under-21 international Dion Charles who scored his fourth of the campaign as Accrington Stanley eased to a comfortable 5-2 home victory over Liverpool’s under-21 side.