Barnsley 3-5 Everton (AET)

Romelu Lukaku
Romelu Lukaku has scored four times in his last two away games for Everton.

Everton survived a major League Cup scare at Barnsley with two goals in extra time goal sending them through.

The hosts raced into a 2-0 lead through Sam Winnall and Marley Watkins but Everton responded with an acrobatic Kevin Mirallas strike and a Steven Naismith header.

Daniel Crowley drove the Tykes back in front but Romelu Lukaku swept home to send the match to extra time.

Marc Roberts put through his net before Lukaku ended the thrilling cup tie.

Conor Hourihane had rattled the bar with a curling shot in the second period of extra time, but the League One side's fatigue told as Everton wrapped up the victory.

But they were pushed all the way by an adventurous Barnsley side who forced the Premier League side into errors and posed a constant threat going forward.

The Toffees - for whom Chelsea target John Stones played the full 120 minutes against his former club - will now travel to Reading in the third round.

Stones staying?

Everton made a statement by including Stones in their line-up.

John Stones
Roberto Martinez says he will reject John Stones's transfer request

The 21-year-old England defender has handed in a transfer request to try and force through a move to Chelsea, who have had a third offer of £30m turned down.

It was a clear signal that, for now, he is part of Everton's plans - but the stresses of his situation appeared to show on the youngster who has been outstanding so far this season.

Stones, back at his first club, was not his usual composed self and made an error of judgement when Winnall gave the home side the lead, inexplicably stepping over his goalbound shot.

The defender received a mixed reception from Everton's fans but he, and Roberto Martinez's side, came through unscathed - and now he must wait to see what the next move on his future will be before Tuesday's transfer deadline.

Martinez makes changes

Everton manager Roberto Martinez has made the Capital One Cup a priority this season as this is the competition that has got away from the club over the years.

And he played a relatively strong side, with Lukaku up front and Stones and Phil Jagielka forming an established central defensive partnership.

There were still risks with some changes and it was reflected in the fact he needed to bring on Gerard Deulofeu and Ross Barkley to rescue a 2-0 deficit at half-time.

The inclusion of Aiden McGeady was mystifying, as proved by the young Spaniard's sensational game-changing display.



Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Davies
  • 32WabaraSubstituted forRothwellat 90+4'minutes
  • 4RobertsBooked at 108mins
  • 26MawsonBooked at 67mins
  • 5Nyatanga
  • 7Scowen
  • 19Pearson
  • 15WatkinsSubstituted forSmithat 105'minutes
  • 21Crowley
  • 8Hourihane
  • 9WinnallBooked at 33minsSubstituted forWilkinsonat 83'minutes


  • 3Smith
  • 13Townsend
  • 14Digby
  • 16Maris
  • 18Wilkinson
  • 20Rothwell
  • 29Templeton


Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Robles
  • 38PenningtonSubstituted forBarkleyat 45'minutes
  • 5Stones
  • 6Jagielka
  • 8Oviedo
  • 17Besic
  • 15Cleverley
  • 7McGeadySubstituted forDeulofeuat 45'minutes
  • 14Naismith
  • 11MirallasSubstituted forMcCarthyat 110'minutes
  • 10Lukaku


  • 9Koné
  • 16McCarthy
  • 19Deulofeu
  • 20Barkley
  • 24Howard
  • 27Browning
  • 30Holgate
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Match Stats

Home TeamBarnsleyAway TeamEverton
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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Barnsley 3, Everton 5.

  2. Post update

    Second Half Extra Time ends, Barnsley 3, Everton 5.

  3. Post update

    Steven Naismith (Everton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Ben Pearson (Barnsley).

  5. Post update

    Ross Barkley (Everton) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Alfie Mawson (Barnsley).

  7. Post update

    Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Bryan Oviedo.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Conor Wilkinson (Barnsley) header from very close range misses to the left. Assisted by George Smith with a cross.

  9. Goal!

    Goal! Barnsley 3, Everton 5. Romelu Lukaku (Everton) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ross Barkley following a fast break.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ross Barkley (Everton) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Bryan Oviedo.

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Romelu Lukaku (Everton) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Gerard Deulofeu.

  12. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Joe Rothwell (Barnsley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Joe Rothwell (Barnsley) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Joel Robles.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Conor Hourihane (Barnsley) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Daniel Crowley.

  16. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Conor Hourihane (Barnsley) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Conor Wilkinson.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Everton. James McCarthy replaces Kevin Mirallas.

  18. Post update

    Offside, Everton. Steven Naismith tries a through ball, but Bryan Oviedo is caught offside.

  19. Booking

    Marc Roberts (Barnsley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  20. Post update

    Steven Naismith (Everton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.