EFL Cup at half: Liverpool, Arsenal, Newcastle, Hull ahead (video)

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Five of eight EFL Cup quarterfinalists will be decided by the end of business on Tuesday, and we have goals in the first halves of all five matches. (video)

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United States men Cameron Carter-Vickers (Spurs) and DeAndre Yedlin (Newcastle) started their respective matches.

Newcastle United 2-0 Preston North End

The “Rafalution” has Benitez’s Magpies atop the Championship, and they are thriving in the EFL Cup as well.

Mo Diame gave Newcastle an insurance goal after Aleksandar Mitrovic headed a Matt Ritchie free kick home to make it 1-0. In between those goals, Preston went down a man.

Liverpool 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur

Daniel Sturridge goes to the dirty areas to poke home a very Daniel Sturridge goal.

Arsenal 1-0 Reading

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scored with a hard, low shot from a tight angle to give the hosts a lead.

Bristol City 0-1 Hull City

Not much cooking at Ashton Gate before Harry Maguire put the Tigers up before the break.

Leeds United 1-1 Norwich City

Longtime Spurs property Alex Pritchard has his first Canaries goal with this marker at Elland Road. Leeds had a goal pulled back for a handball, and then equalized properly through Marcus Antonsson.