Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool Win; Everton Thumped By Minnows In The League Cup.

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There was dramma in England on Tuesday when teams were locking horns in the EFL Cup. Some premier league outfits were eliminated by the underdogs from Championship side.

The English reigning champions, Leicester City tasted their own medicine at the King Power stadium when they were beaten 4-2 by Chelsea.

Leicester squandered their 2-0 lead to be beaten by a resilent Chelsea team.

Cesc Fabregas turned to the hero of the game when he scored an extra-time brace as Chelsea came from two goals down to secure a 4-2 victory against Leicester City to advance to the fourth round of the EFL Cup.

The Blues found themselves two behind inside 34 minutes following Shinji Okazaki’s brace, but goals from from Gary Cahill and Cesar Azpilicueta soon brought them level. Fabregas struck twice inside two minutes in extra-time to seal Chelsea’s progression.

Arsenal sent Nottingham Forest packing after thumping them 4-0.

The new Gunners recruit, Granit Xhaka opened the score through a thunderous long-range strike after he was given space 35 yards from goal in the 23rd minute, his shot taking a deflection off the back of Chris Cohen and finding the net after grazing the fingertips of goalkeeper Vladimir Stojkovic.

Lucas then added goals on the score sheet for Arsenal from the penalty spot after Michael Mancienne brought down Chuba Akpom on the hour mark, and the Spaniard added a second goal 10 minutes later under heavy pressure from the Forest defence.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scored in stoppage time after dis-manttling Forest’s deffence as Arsenal glided into the fourth round

Derby County 0-3 Liverpool

Ragnar Klavan scored his first goal for Liverpool as Jurgen Klopp’s side cruised to a 3-0 win at Derby County.

The summer signing from Augsburg was on hand to score on 24 minutes following a corner after Derby defender Richard Keogh mis-hit his attempted clearance.

Philippe Coutinho added a second goal after his countryman Roberto Firmino played him through on goal five minutes after half-time.

And four minutes later, Divock Origi fired a third into the roof of the net after receiving a pass from Coutinho.

Everton suffered a humiliating defeat as Steven Naismith haunted his former club Everton by scoring for his new team Norwich City in a 2-0 win.

Naismith declined to celebrate in front of the Goodison Park crowd after he slipped while shooting and the ball looped past Maarten Stekelenburg.

Josh Murphy’s second-half strike from the top of the box was more clinical as he doubled the lead in the 74th minute.

Other results;

Newcastle United 2-0 Wolvermpton Wanderers

Matt Ritchie and Yoan Gouffran scored two minutes apart in the first half to guide Newcastle to a 2-0 win over Wolves.

Ritchie opened the scoring with a deft 29th-minute finish after playing a defence-splitting one-two with Jack Colback, and then turned provider by floating a cross towards Gouffran, who dispatched a stunning left-foot volley past helpless keeper Andy Lonergan from 15 yards.

Brighton & HA 1-2 Reading fc.

Reading managed a 2-1 win at Brighton despite playing the entire second half with 10 men.

Stephen Quinn scored in the first half shortly before Tyler Blackett was sent off, but even with the disadvantage John Swift added a second for the visitors after the break, and Tommer Hemed’s late goal was not enough for Brighton.

Leeds United 1-0 Blackburn Rovers.

Chris Wood scrambled the ball home in the 84th minute to supply Leeds United with a 1-0 win at home against Blackburn Rovers.

Wood broke the deadlock in Leeds’ victory over Rovers seven days ago and he came off the bench to settle the cup clash with his sixth goal of the season.

AFC Bournemouth 2-3 Preston North End

Simon Makienok scored a dramatic hat-trick as AFC Bournemouth squandered a second half rally and crashed out with a 3-2 defeat to Preston North End.

 

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