Wollacott turns away a low effort by Ibe. Bournemouth 0-0 Forest Green
Smith makes a decent save from Kean as Lincoln continue to fend off Everton and hold on to the lead they claimed in the 21st second. Only another hour or so to hang on … Lincoln 1-0 Everton
GOAL! Swansea 3-0 Cambridge (Surridge 24) Fair to say this contest looks to be over. The goal originated in an attack down the left again and then, after some ropey defending, Surridge poked a loose ball into the net from six yard.
In their first ever match against a top-flight team, Forest Green are holding their own. But they were nearly undone by Surman, who wriggled his way past two defenders at the edge of the area before firing just wide of the upright. Bournemouth 0-0 Forest Green
GOAL! Swansea 2-0 Cambridge (Byers 20) A handy close-range finish after a sharp break down the left.
Delph flights a fine diagonal pass to Digne, who takes it down near the left-hand corner flag and then pulls it back to Iwobi, who wraps his foot around a lovely curler from the edge of the box. Smith palms the shot over the bar. Still Lincoln 1-0 Everton
Lincoln thresten on the counter-attack, as Andrada scurries down the left wing and tries to pick out Akinde at the far post. But he overhits his cross.
Delighted cheers at Sincil Bank as Sigurdsson tonk a shot over the bar from the edge of the area. Everton are dominating but haven’t really looked like scoring yet.
GOAL! Burnley 1-0 Sunderland (Rodriguez 11) Dainty work by Vydra, who then sets up his strike partner for a tidy finish from 12 yards. That’s Rodriguez’s first goal since rejoining Burnley.
Down at Bournemouth, Harry Wilson was almost up to his usual tricks, but a well-hit freekick from 25 yards flew just over the top corner.
Everton are having a lot of possession at Sincil Bank, as you’d expect, but the hosts are working fiercely to protect their lead. Everton haven’t been able to work any kind of opening yet.
There was nearly an early goal at St James’ Park, too, but Darlow made a good save to prevent Ayoze Perez from celebrating his return with a quickfire goal for Leicester.
GOAL! Lincoln 1-0 Everton (Anderson 1) Oh dear Everton! Payne drives to the byline on the left and cuts the ball back to Anderson, who slots it into the net from 10 yards! Everton held out for a grand total of 21 seconds!
GOAL! Swansea 1-0 Cambridge (Peterson 1) Swansea have changed their whole side but no matter, they take the lead with their first attack. Garrick did brilliantly down the right before teeing up Peterson, who slammed it hom.
Let’s not forget there are three big Champions qualifiers today, kicking off imminently. They are:
Ajax v Apoel Nicosia (0-0 after first leg)
Club Brugge – Linz ASK (1-0)
Slavia Prague v Cluj (1-0)
QPR: Kelly, Kane, Leistner, Barbet, Manning, Smith, Owens, Osayi-Samuel, Chair, Pugh, Mlakar
Portsmouth: MacGillivray, McCrorie, Downing, Burgess, Haunstrup, Close, Naylor, Evans, Harness, Marquis, Curtis
Rotherham: Iversen; Olosunde, Ihiekwe, Wood, Robertson; Wiles, Barlaser, Crooks, Ladapo; Smith, Vassell
Sheffield Wednesday: Dawson; Iorfa, Thorniley, Bates, Fox, Murphy, Pelupessy, Luongo, Winnall, Rhodes, Nuhiu
Danny Drinkwater a notable inclusion in a much-changed Burnley lineup.
Burnley: Hart; Bardsley, Long, Gibson, Taylor; Lennon, Hendrick, Drinkwater, McNeil; Rodriguez, Vydra
Sunderland: Burge; McLaughlin, Flanagan, Baldwin, Hume; Dobson, McGeouch, O’Nien, Embleton; Gooch, Grigg
Eddie Howe had made nine changes to his team, including bringing in Irish youth internationals Gavin Kilkenny and goalkeeper Mark Travers. Full-back Jack Stacey also makes his first starting since joining this summer from Luton. Forest Green makes severn changes.
Bournemouth: Travers; Stacey, Mepham, Simpson, Rico; Wilson, Kilkenny, Surman, Ibe; Solanke, C Wilson
Forest Green: Wollacott; Bernard, Rawson, Grubb, Stevens, Morton, Dawson, McGinley, Kitching, Godwin-Malife, Mondal
Swansea have changed their entire starting lineup from their last Championship game.
Swansea City: Nordfeldt, Naughton (c), Cabango, Wilmot, John, Byers, Carroll, Garrick, Routledge, Peterson, Surridge.
Cambridge boss Colin Calderwood also shuffled his pack in the previous round and, like Cooper, he does the same again.
Sidibe, Delph, Iwobi and Kean all make their first starts for Everton. After making a big difference when they came on in the pitiful defeat to Aston Villa, Iwobi and Keane have a strong chance to stake a claim for regular action.
Lincoln: Smith; Lewis, Bolger, Shackell, Toffold; O’Connell, Morrell, Payne, Andersson, Andrade; Akinde
Everton: Pickford; Sidibe, Keane, Holgate, Digne; Schneiderlin, Delph; Richarlison, Sigurdsson, Iwobi; Kean
Newcastle v Leicester
The team news is starting to tumble in. First up, Brendan Rodgers wasn’t messing when he said he would take this tournament seriously: that’s a fine team he’s sending out at Newcastle, who’ve made seven alterations but look pretty strong themselves.
Newcastle: Darlow; Schär, Clark, Fernandez, Ritchie; Krafth, Shelvey, Willems Longstaff, Hayden; Ritchie; Muto
Leicester: Schmeichel; Pereira, Morgan, Soyuncu, Fuchs; Choudhury, Tielemans; Perez, Maddison, Barnes; Vardy
Just the seven ties to follow today but there’s no lack of intrigue in prospect. Lincoln City gave Everton a fright at Goodison Park in last season’s FA Cup so, despite an iffy run in League One, they’ll fancy their chances of toppling the Premier Leaguers at a sold-out Sincil Bank today. That would leave Marco Silva in a heap of bother after Everton’s unconvincing start to the season. And how about Forest Green at Bournemouth, or Sunderland at Burnley? Could Cambridge upset the odds at Swansea? Can Portsmouth do any better at QPR than they did in the FA Cup last season even though QPR are playing even better now?
And who will prevail in the Yorkshire derby between Rotherham and Sheffield Wednesday, who drew 2-2 in each of their meetings last season before Rotherham were relegated from the Championship? Meanwhile in today’s only all-Premier League encounter, Brendan Rodgers, who says he is trying to establish a winning culture at Leicester, will be hoping his team dispose of Newcastle, who could do Steve Bruce a power of good by following up their victory at Tottenham by winning at St James’ Park – but how many will be there to see it?
The answers to those and other questions are about to be revealed. Stay tuned!