The EFL Cup — formerly known as the League Cup — is into the third round, with eight of 16 fixtures played Tuesday around the United Kingdom. Here’s where we stand at halftime.
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Nottingham Forest 0-1 Arsenal
Granit Xhaka put a little oomph on this one, huh?
Leicester City 2-1 Chelsea
When you’re eye level with the keeper and so is the ball, just do what Shinji Okazaki did and nudge it over the line. Poor Asmir Begovic was outfoxed by Leicester’s Japanese striker, and again later. Which Okazaki finish was more clever?
Gary Cahill forced a ball across the Leicester line before halftime to halve the deficit.
Newcastle United 2-0 Wolverhampton
Derby County 0-1 Liverpool
Ragnar Klavan the unlikely opening goal scorer. Mark a man, Rams.
Everton 0-1 Norwich City
Ghosts of Goodison past haunting Everton, as Steven Naismith has the Canaries up.
Brighton and Hove Albion 0-1 Reading
Reading leads despite a red card to ex-Manchester United back Tyler Blackett.
Leeds United 0-0 Blackburn
Bournemouth 0-1 Preston North End
Swansea City-Man City — 2:45 p.m. ET
Northampton-Man Utd — 2:45 p.m. ET
Southampton-Crystal Palace — 2:45 p.m. ET
QPR-Sunderland — 2:45 p.m. ET
West Ham United-Accrington Stanley — 2:45 p.m. ET
Fulham-Bristol City — 2:45 p.m. ET
Stoke City-Hull City — 3 p.m. ET
Tottenham Hotspur-Gillingham — 3 p.m. ET