Newly promoted English Championship outfit Sunderland have crashed out of the EFL Cup at the first round stage after they were beaten by League One side Sheffield Wednesday on Wednesday night. The EFL Cup is also known as the Carabao Cup and the two aforementioned teams renewed their rivalry in the competition earlier this week. Sunderland and Sheffield Wednesday were in the League One together last season before the former secured promotion to the Championship. As a matter of fact, Sunderland saw off Sheffield Wednesday in the semi-finals of the League One playoffs before they secured Championship promotion by beating Wycombe Wanderers in the playoff final.

Sheffield Wednesday were able to avenge their League One playoff last four aggregate defeat at the hands of the Black Cats last season with the 2-0 win over the same team in the EFL Cup first round this season.


For the Sheffield Wednesday clash in the EFL Cup this week, Sunderland manager Alex Neil rested some of his big hitters including club skipper Corry Evans. Experienced midfielder Corry Evans was a major absentee in the Sunderland squad. The Northern Ireland player has been a key player for the Black Cats since the start of last season. Corry Evans was a key member of the team that secured Championship promotion at the end of last season.


Sheffield Wednesday scored a goal in each half to seal the EFL Cup first round win over Sunderland. Dennis Adeniran gave the Owls the lead on 16 minutes and his goal ensured that they had a slender advantage at half-time. Dutch forward Sylla Sow came off the bench to scored the second Sheffield Wednesday goal eleven minutes after restart. The goal from Sow sealed a second round spot for Sheffield Wednesday. Sunderland will now concentrate on their campaign in the Championship after they were knocked out of the EFL Cup.