Carabo Cup: Liverpool, City survive while Spurs and Cheleas are knocked out
Wednesday saw holders Liverpool defeat third-tier Derby County on penalties and advance to the League Cup fourth round, while Manchester City defeated Chelsea 2-0 in a heavyweight match, and Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal were also eliminated.
Liverpool, who defeated Chelsea on penalties to win the competition last season, was kept to a scoreless draw by Derby at home, and once again Irish goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher was their hero, saving three penalties to help his team advance 3-2 in the shootout.
Brighton & Hove Albion defeated Premier League leaders Arsenal 3-1 at home after grabbing the lead via Eddie Nketiah, but after giving up a penalty later in the first half that was converted by their former scorer Danny Welbeck. In the second half, Kaoru Mitoma and Tariq Lamptey gave the visitors the win.
Brazilian fullback Renan Lodi and ex-England midfielder Jesse Lingard each scored their first goals for the club since joining in the summer as Nottingham Forest defeated Tottenham 2-0.
Newcastle United won 3-2 in a shootout after drawing 0-0 with another Premier League team Crystal Palace at home. They also won on penalties. While Sheffield Wednesday and Southampton drew 1-1 at home, Southampton prevailed 6-5 in a shootout.
Boubacar Traore scored Wolverhampton Wanderers’ lone goal in the 85th minute to defeat Leeds United 1-0.
Championship Blackburn Rovers eliminated Premier League West Ham United by triumphing 10-9 on penalties after Chilean striker Ben Brereton had rescued a 2-2 draw at the London Stadium with an equaliser in the 88th minute.
Riyad Mahrez and Julian Alvarez scored goals in the second half to give City the victory after Pep Guardiola made seven changes to the starting lineup from the 2-1 triumph against Fulham on Saturday.