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Gillingham stuns the Cup by knocking out Brentford

There was elation away as League Two side Gillingham progressed to the Carabao Cup fourth round with a 6-5 penalty shootout victory over Premier League opponents Brentford .

The Bees were ahead within five minutes when Mikkel Damsgaard’s fine pass found England prospect Ivan Toney, who opened the scoring.

Brentford enjoyed 80 per cent possession but the resilient visitors fought back in the 75th minute when substitute Mikael Mandron headed in Alex MacDonald’s cross at the near post, ensuring Gills’ only shot of the game counted.

A thrilling battle from the end point ended when Gillingham midfielder Alex MacDonald netted his sixth penalty and Damsgaard saw his effort hit the bar, sealing victory for the underdogs.

Bournemouth fired Everton with a 4-1 win, the first of two meetings between the top-flight sides this week.

Jamal Lowe took full advantage of his first start since April when he pounced on a pass from Junior Stanislas, burst into the box and shot powerfully towards goal.

Jamal Lowe was instrumental as Bournemouth ousted Everton in the third round clash (Adam Davy/PA)

But the ball deflected hard on James Garner, who watched helplessly as he swung past goalkeeper Asmir Begovic and into the net for the opener in the seventh minute.

Lowe turned provider after the break, collecting a pass from Ryan Christie before feeding Stanislas, who pushed the Cherries’ second.

The visitors salvaged one through Demarai Grey, who swung past goalkeeper Mark Travers to deny the hosts a clean sheet, before Emiliano Marcondes restored the two-goal lead and Siriki Dembele put in Jaidon Anthony to end any doubt about the result.

League One side Lincoln upset Championship Bristol City with a 3-1 win at Ashton Gate.

Stefan Bajic’s debut between the posts for the hosts got off to a bad start as he conceded two goals in nine minutes to give the Imps a boost of confidence.

Matty Virtue opened the proceedings with a strike into the top corner from the edge of the box before Ben House doubled the lead by dispossessing Joe Low and finishing his drive in the box with a calm finish for his fifth goal of the season .

A rush after the break ended with Paudie O’Connor’s first goal for Lincoln when the wing-back nodded to extend the visitors’ advantage to three, before Tommy Conway responded late.

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Lincoln City’s Paudie O’Connor (right) celebrates at Ashton Gate (Nick Potts/PA)

Charlton edged out a close fight with fourth tier Stevenage, advancing with a 5-4 penalty shootout victory.

Stevenage took the lead through a 22nd-minute penalty from Luke Norris and defended their lead deep into the second half, when Chuks Aneke scored and ensured the game was decided on the spot.

Leicester beat League Two opponents Newport 3-0 via a brace from Jamie Vardy, with James Justin opening the scoring in the 44th minute.

But it wasn’t all good news for the Foxes after World Cup hopeful Justin fell after a second-half challenge and had to be carried off the pitch on a stretcher at King Power Stadium.

James Justin of Leicester City stretched
World Cup hopeful James Justin was stretched in Leicester’s win over Newport (Mike Egerton/PA)

Anass Zaroury’s second-half brace booked Burnley a ticket to the next round with a 3-1 victory over Crawley.

The teams were split at the break after it took Ashley Barnes just two minutes to cancel Dom Telford’s opener and the League Two challengers failed to find another after the restart.

Goals either side of half-time from Warren O’Hora and Matthew Dennis saw MK Dons through to Thursday’s fourth round tie by beating Morecambe 2-0.