League Cup Roundup: City smash Wednesday, Chelsea and Spurs advance


The Third Round of the League Cup finished up Wednesday evening with Manchester City, Chelsea, Tottenham, West Bromwich Albion, Newcastle and Brighton all booking places in the Round of 16.

The headline result of the day came from the Etihad Stadium where City demolished a lackluster Sheffield Wednesday side, 7-0.  The Championship club managed to make it through the first half unscathed before Manuel Pellegrini’s men scored four times in the opening 15 minutes of the second half to coast their way to victory.

Frank Lampard opened the scoring in the 47th minute before Edin Dzeko and Jesus Navas scored in a one minute span. After a Yaya Toure penalty on the hour mark, Dzeko made his double, Jose Angel Pozo scored a debut goal two minutes from time and Lampard hit his brace in the 90th minute to sink 10-man Wednesday.

Chelsea 2 Brighton 1

Kurt Zouma went high on a 25th minute strike to score on his debut for the Blues and Oscar hit the winner in the 55th minute after Danny Mills had leveled. Despite the tight scoreline, Jose Mourinho’s men dominated the match registering 28 shots to Bolton’s three.

Tottenham 3 Nottingham Forest 1

Spurs bounced back from their weekend loss to West Brom with a 3-1 victory over Championship side Nottingham Forest. It didn’t come easily, however, after Jorge Grant broke the deadlock just after the hour mark but Tottenham substitute Ryan Mason leveled with a bomb from outside the box late strikes from Roberto Soldado and Harry Kane put the match out of reach.

West Brom 3 Hull City 2

West Brom continued their wining ways thanks to late strikes from Gareth McAuley and Saido Berahino to overturn Hull’s 2-1 lead. Brown Ideye opened the scoring in the 15th before goals from Tom Ince and Robbie Brady handed Hull the lead but couldn’t hang on as the Baggies scored twice in the final three minutes of play.

Crystal Palace 2 Newcastle 3

A 112th minute diving header from Paul Dummett gave Newcastle a late victory at Selhurst Park. A Dwight Gayle penalty gave Crystal Palace an early lead but a double from Newcastle new-boy Emmanuel Riviere put the Magpies back on top before a 90th minute goal from Sullay Kaikai forced extra time.

Burton 0 Brighton 3

First half goals from Rohan Ince and Kazenga LuaLua gave Brighton a comfortable lead while Craig Mackail-Smith sealed things in the 66th minute to down League Two Burton.

Fourth Round Draw
Tottenham v.  Brighton
Stoke City v. Southampton
AFC Bournemouth v. West Brom
Shrewsbury Town v. Chelsea
Liverpool v. Swansea City
Milton Keynes Dons v. Sheffield United
Manchester City v. Newcastle United
Fulham v. Derby County