Fulltime Thoughts: No further drama as the Blues see out the remainder of the clock and seal the 3-1 win. Digne and Kenny both had good games, DCL took his opportunities too. Shame Dowell didn’t grab his chance by the scruff of the neck, but it’s still early days. Everton’s injury issues are certainly concerning going forward though.
87’: DCL kills it off! Top left corner of the net!!
85’: Blues have been living dangerously and Rotherham make them pay for it. Zonal marking from a corner at fault again. Morgan Schneiderlin will be the last substitute today, comes on for Sandro.
80’: Solid attendance today for a midweek Carabao Cup game against lower league opposition.
The 31,972 crowd at the Grand Old Lady is the biggest seen at a League Cup round two fixture on home soil since 1968.
74’: Second sub - Cenk Tosun is on for Oumar Niasse, who has had a good game but missed a couple of good chances.
67’: Theo Walcott is on for Gylfi Sigurdsson who receives a nice round of applause.
61’: 2-0!! DCL scores from a Digne cross!
55’: Zouma is down injured. Looks okay, but man we’re so close to Matthew Pennington starting on Saturday with Tyias Browning on the bench.
52’: Blues the better side to start the second half, a couple of half chances so far.
46’: The second half gets underway, no changes for the Blues.
Halftime Thoughts: Blues lead 1-0, could and should have had more. Lucas Digne has had a good game as has Sandro. Good opportunity for Kieran Dowell and Tom Davies to stamp their authority on the game, but it’s not happened. The defence is quite worrying though, it’ll take Mason Holgate and Zouma some time to get familiar, as that will be the pairing going forward for the next few weeks.
45’: Two minutes added on.
40’: Everton living dangerously here, the Millers have had a couple of very good chances to equalize.
31’: Sandro has found his level here, good shot from distance stings the palms of the goalie who drops it again, but dives at the feet of DCL to prevent the second.
30’: Whew, almost 1-1!! Deflection off Kurt Zouma beats Maarten Stekelenburg, and the post too.
28’: Everton lead! Sigurdsson prods home from a Sandro assist! 1-0 now, the Blues have been coming into the game.
21’: Sandro did a good! Found Gylfi Sigurdsson in the box and the goalie saves his shot and spills it, but Dominic Calvert-Lewin called for a foul going for the loose ball.
15’: It’s the visitors who are doing most of the work and have had the better of the action. Multiple crosses and setpieces for the Millers, nothing has come from them as yet.
Kickoff: Remember, there are no broadcasters at this game, hence no legal or illegal streams
Lineups: The sky is falling down for the Everton squad as the Blues drop all sorts of terrible injury prognoses for a number of players! Here’s ⬇️ the story.
Everton kick off their Carabao Cup campaign at home today, hosting Championship side Rotherham United in a Second Round clash.
The Blues have picked up five points in three Premier League games so far, but remain unbeaten after having a man sent off in two consecutive away games.
Today’s opponents Rotherham were promoted back to the Championship after winning the League One playoffs, and have won two out of five since their return and sit in fifteenth place.
Date and start time: Wednesday, August 29 at 11:45 a.m. PT / 2:45 p.m ET / 7:45 p.m. BST
Stadium: Goodison Park, Liverpool, England
Weather: 64°F/18°C, cloudy, 0% chance of rain, 24 kmph winds
How to Watch/Listen
TV: none - United States; none - United Kingdom
Radio: Everton Radio, Talksport 2 Radio
Live stream: none
Information from LiveSoccerTV.com
Live blog: Updated above all game long
Starting XI - Stekelenburg; Kenny, Holgate, Zouma, Digne; Sigurdsson, Davies (c), Dowell; Sandro, Niasse, Calvert-Lewin
Bench - Virginia, Baines, Walcott, Tosun, Schneiderlin, Coleman, Pennington
Starting XI - Price; Vyner, Robertson, Raggett, Mattock; Forde, Palmer, Wiles, Newell; Ball; Proctor.
Bench - Rodak, Ajayi, Jones, Vaulks, Williams, Taylor, Vassell