Story by Ryan Howden
Arsenal 6-1 Coventry City
Arsenal took the sword to a poor Coventry side in this League Cup third round tie. Oliver Giroud opened his account for the club with a goal late in the first half, but later missed a penalty. Andrey Arshavin had a great game (words Ben certainly didn’t expect me to say) on his return to the Arsenal first-team, setting up Oxlade-Chamberlain before scoring himself.
Theo Walcott scored the first goal of his brace before Callum Ball scored a consolation for the vistors. Ignasi Miquel scored to give the Gunner’s a simple win.
Carlisle United 0-3 Tottenham Hotspur
Tottenham moved into the last 16 with a efficient win at Brunton Park. Jan Vertonghen gave Tottenham the lead with a powerful header before Andros Townsend’s superb solo effort put Spur’s in control. Sigurdsson finished the game off when he headed in Kyle Walker’s cross.
Manchester United 2-1 Newcastle United
Manchester United took the hard way to the last 16 as their young defensive partnership struggled to deal with a revived Newcastle attack in the second half. Anderson opened the scoring with a powerful shot into the bottom corner, Tom Cleverley added another with a strong effort from midfield.
Newcastle though looked rejuvenated when Papis Cisse was brought on, he instantly made an impact with a goal and hit the bar with a overhead effort .
One event of note in the game was when Ryan Tunnicliffe was brought on in the 77th minute, winning his father £10,000 after he had put a £100 bet on that Ryan would play professionally for Manchester United when he was just 9 years old.
QPR 2-3 Reading
Reading put in a battling performance to come out victorious at QPR. Junior Hoilett opened the scoring with a solo effort but Kaspars Gorkss’ header instantly levelled for the visitors. Djibril Cisse put QPR back in front before Reading again levelled through a Nicky Shorey free kick. Pogrebnyak put in the winner before he had a penalty saved, but Reading had done enough to progress to the next round.
West Brom 1-2 Liverpool
Liverpool’s miserable start to the season looked set to continue when Gabriel Tamas put West Brom ahead within 3 minutes. But a brace from new signing Nuri Sahin saw the red’s safely through to the next round. Youngster Jerome Sinclair, 16, made an appearance in this match to become Liverpool’s youngest ever player.
Norwich 1-0 Doncaster
A goal on his debut for Alex Tettey was enough to put Norwich into the next round, the first time they have reached the last 16 since the 1995-96 season.