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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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.
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.