It was a productive evening for the Congolese and Algerian stars as they scored twice, while the Nigerian Toffees said goodbye to the competition.
Yoane Wissa has scored twice as Premier League side Brentford demolished Oldham Athletic 7-0 in the Carabao Cup meeting on Tuesday.
The DR Congo international scored in every half as the Bees swept the Latics inside Brentford Community Stadium.
Buoyed by their 2-0 victory at Wolverhampton Wanderers in the English top flight on Saturday, Thomas Frank’s men got off to a good start and took the lead after three minutes.
A goal-tied Wissa was tripped in the box by Carl Piergiani, prompting referee Simon Hooper to award a penalty. Marcus Forss took the ensuing kick and sent it past goalkeeper Jayson Leutwiler.
Forss doubled the hosts’ advantage in the 16th minute before Wissa scored three goals for Brentford in the 38th minute after he was set up by Danish midfielder Mathias Jensen.
In the goal-laden first half, Oldham’s Raphael Diarra turned the ball past Leutwiler and into his own net in the 43rd minute, while Forss completed his first-half hat-trick a minute later.
Despite the higher margin, Frank’s men continued to attack in the final 45 minutes to add two more goals thanks to Men of the Game Forss and Wissa – with three minutes remaining.
At Etihad Stadium, Manchester City survived the Wycombe Wanderers’ fear of demolishing the League One squad 6-1.
In the seven-goal thriller, it was the Chairboys who took the initiative in the 22nd minute as Brandon Hanlan tapped into an empty net after Ryan Tafazolli caught a capricious shot from the corner of the six-yard box and knocked it down. sent a low pass that cut out Zack Steffen.
The lead lasted just seven minutes as Kevin De Bruyne put Phil Foden’s sumptuous assist past goalkeeper David Stockdale.
Algeria international Riyad Mahrez scored his first goal of the night in the 43rd minute as he swept debutant Jason McCarthy’s goal from 10 yards away.
Foden and Ferran Torres ensured the Citizens led 4-1 in the 71st minute before Mahrez found the net for the second time in the 83rd minute before a fine effort from Cole Palmer sent Gareth Ainsworth’s men back to the net. house empty-handed.
Elsewhere, Ghanaian Salisu Mohammed and former Senegalese-born French international Ibrahima Diallo were among the scorers as Sunderland beat Sheffield United on penalties after a 2-2 score.
Unfortunately, it was a bad experience for Alex Iwobi’s Everton, whose team were knocked out of the competition by the Queens Park Rangers.
The Nigerian marched from start to finish but couldn’t stop the Toffees from crashing on penalties after a 2-2 draw at Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium.