League Cup: Third Round 25/09

Story By Ryan Howden

Chelsea 6-0 Wolves

Chelsea put in a very classy performance to coast past Wolves. Three goals within-side 16 minutes from Cahill, Bertrand and Mata had already put the game beyond doubt before Romeu scored from the spot. Torres and Moses added goals in the second half to complete the rout.

Marc Albrighton (left) and Charles N'Zogbia

Manchester City 2-4 Aston Villa After Extra Time

The biggest shock of the night came from the Etihad where Aston Villa shocked the league champions with a 4-2 win.

City opened the scoring with a shot from Mario Balotelli before Gareth Barry put the ball into his own net to level things up. A free-kick from Aleksandar Kolarov restored City’s lead, but Villa responded quickly with a goal from Gabriel Agbonlahor. This is how the match stood on 90 minutes and in extra-time goals from N’Zogbia and Agbonlahor sealed a shock win and Villa’s place in the last 16.

Leeds United 2-1 Everton

Leeds produced a battling performance to dump Everton out of the third round. Aidan White gave Leeds the lead early on before Rodolph Austin added another 20 minutes from time. Sylvian Distin pulled one back for Everton with a powerful header, but it was not enough.

West Ham 1-4 Wigan

West Ham crashed out of the League Cup in a heavy defeat to Wigan. The Hammer’s opened the scoring with a goal from Modibo Maiga before a brace from Mauro Boselli and a powerful 20-yard strike from Ivan Ramis switched the game in Wigan’s favour. The result was sealed when Jordi Gomez converted from the spot.

Bradford 3-2 Burton Albion After Extra Time

Stephen Darby’s extra-time goal proved the difference in a hard fought game to take the Bantams through to the last 16. Burton were two up within half-an-hour through goals from Billy Kee and Aaron Webster. But a late smash and grab from Bradford saw then at 2-2 going into extra-time after a brace from Nahki Wells.

Swansea players mob match-winner Garry Monk

League One Crawley came very close to causing an upset against Premier League Swansea, Garry Monks injury time header saved the visitors after goals from Michu, Simpson, Akpan and Graham. 10-man Sunderland ran out a convincing win at MK Dons, Lee Cattermole was sent off in the first half for a dangerous challange on Adam Chicksen. But second half goals from Craig Gardner and James McClean saw the Premier League side safely through to the next round.

Andy Williams

Middlesbrough made 11 changes to the side that beat Blackburn on friday. Emmanuel Ledesma and Merouane Zemmama scored in the first 20 minutes to put Middlesbrough in a powerful position. Jack King pulled one back for the hosts before Richard Smallwood put the game beyond doubt. A brace from Jay Rodriguez saw Southampton through against Sheffield Wednesday. Swindon saw off Burnley to progress to the last 16, veteran striker Paul Benson opened the scoring for Swindon before Andy Williams made it 2-0. Burnley pulled one back through Charlie Austin, but Troy Archibald-Henville (Great name btw!) put the game to bed.


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