Current news headliner Declan Rice was in excellent midfield form for West Ham United who went through to the next round of the EFL Cup with a hard fought three one victory at AFC Wimbledon who played for more than an hour with ten men this Tuesday evening. Our U21 captain Josh Cullen was an unused substitute for the ‘Hammers’. Burton Albion, for whom midweek signing Stephen Quinn played the first half, defeated Aston Villa by one goal to nil. Conor Hourihane was in midfield for Villa while Glenn Whelan and Jake Doyle-Hayes were unused substitutes. Alan Judge completed his first ninety minutes of the season as Brentford defeated Cheltenham Town by one goal to nil. Chiedozie Ogbene was a seventy fifth minute substitute for the ‘Bees’. Greg Cunningham made his Cardiff City debut but suffered disappointment as his side went down to a three one defeat at home to Norwich City. Young defender Conor Shaughnessy started for Leeds United but was substituted at half-time in their two nil home defeat by Preston North End for whom Alan Browne was a late substitute while Graham Burke was unused on the bench.