Manchester City, Manchester United, and Leicester City joined Aston Villa in the League Cup semifinals with very different wins in Wednesday’s quarterfinals.
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Man City will face crosstown rivals United, while Villa draws Leicester City for two legs in January.
Manchester United 3-0 Colchester United
Marcus Rashford made amends for a sloppy first half by dominating the second 45 for the hosts, as Manchester United won at Old Trafford.
Rashford had a goal and an assist, while Anthony Martial scored to join a visitors’ own goal on the scoreboard.
Oxford United 1-3 Manchester City
The kids were alright, though Raheem Sterling was the star of a Man City’s 3-1 win over its League One hosts.
There was a scare for City when Matty Taylor scored an equalizer just after halftime. Sterling scored off Angelino and Gabriel Jesus assists in the 50th and 70th minute to produce a berth in the semis.
Everton 2-2 (2-4 pens) Leicester City
Leicester looked prepared to cruise into the semifinals, but Tom Davies scored in the 70th before Baines hit his wonder strike.
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