The third round of the EFL Cup witnessed the participation of five Premier League teams, and the matches had their fair share of excitement. One notable fixture saw Wolverhampton Wanderers face off against Championship side Ipswich Town, resulting in an unexpected turn of events.
Wolves, who have been struggling in the Premier League, initially seemed to be on the right track as they took a commanding 2-0 lead. Hwang Hee-chan opened the scoring for the Premier League team within just four minutes with a well-placed close-range shot, assisted by Václav Hladký.
Their second goal came only 11 minutes later, with Toti capitalizing on Hladký’s parry of Santiago Bueno’s header from a corner. However, Ipswich Town was not about to give in without a fight.
Their comeback began shortly before the half-hour mark when Marcus Harness set up Omari Hutchinson to beat Daniel Bentley at his near post. Harness continued to play a pivotal role in the hosts’ resurgence, assisting Freddie Ladapo in drilling home an equalizer just 11 minutes later.
The Tractor Boys completed their impressive comeback early in the second half, with Harness contributing to a hat-trick of assists by setting up Jack Taylor for a stunning long-range goal. The result left Wolves stunned and Ipswich Town celebrating a memorable victory in the EFL Cup.