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Bournemouth are dumped out by Simon Makienok Preston treble

By James O'Brien

Published 21/09/2016

Main man: Simon Makienok was on fire for Preston
Main man: Simon Makienok was on fire for Preston

Preston striker Simon Makienok scored a hat-trick to send Premier League side Bournemouth out of the EFL Cup 3-2 after extra-time at Dean Court.

Makienok had given Preston an early lead after just 10 minutes. The Cherries were level eight minutes into the second half when Lewis Grabban scored from the penalty spot, and Dan Gosling nudged the hosts ahead after 76 minutes.

However, Simon Grayson's visitors from the Championship fought back to equalise with five minutes left when Makienok glanced in a header.

The Dane then won it after 111 minutes when he stabbed the ball over goalkeeper Adam Federici.

Ten-man Reading, meanwhile, booked a place in the fourth round with goals in each half from skipper Stephen Quinn and John Swift helping them to a 2-1 win at Championship rivals Brighton.

The Royals battled for more than half the tie with 10 men after defender Tyler Blackett received a straight red for a late challenge on debutant Sebastien Pocognoli.

Brighton dominated for long spells but broke through only once when substitute Tomer Hemed scored five minutes from time.

Elsewhere, substitute Chris Wood struck late on to send Leeds through with a 1-0 win over Championship rivals Blackburn.

Wood broke the deadlock in Leeds' victory over Rovers last week and came off the bench to settle the cup clash.

The New Zealand international's strike gave United a third win in a row. Rovers made nine changes to Leeds' seven and it showed during a first half that struggled to get going in front of a crowd of just 8,488, the lowest at Elland Road since the Johnstone's Paint Trophy clash with Darlington seven years ago.

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