Date: 22nd September 2016 at 10:13am
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The League Cup season continued with the latest round played over this midweek.

Championship Preston and Norwich caused the upsets in round three, seeing off Bournemouth and Everton respectively. Manchester United and Manchester City wins mean a derby in round four!

Here’s a round up of the League Cup action from the other matches played.

Third round results

Tue 20 Sep 2016 – EFL Cup
Bournemouth 2-3 Preston 19:45
Brighton 1-2 Reading 19:45
Derby 0-3 Liverpool 19:45
Everton 0-2 Norwich 19:45
Leeds 1-0 Blackburn 19:45
Leicester 2-4 Chelsea 19:45
Newcastle 2-0 Wolves 19:45
Nottm Forest 0-4 Arsenal 19:45

Wed 21 Sep 2016 – EFL Cup
Fulham 1-2 Bristol City 19:45
Northampton 1-3 Man Utd 19:45
QPR 1-2 Sunderland 19:45
Southampton 2-0 Crystal Palace 19:45
Swansea 1-2 Man City 19:45
West Ham 1-0 Accrington 19:45
Stoke 1-2 Hull 20:00
Tottenham 5-0 Gillingham 20:00

Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth will now ‘focus on the league’ as they say (until the FA Cup anyway) after a surprise three-two defeat to Preston in a match that swung one-way then the other before the Lilywhites won it in extra time at Dean Court to book a fourth round place.

Liverpool made sure Derby wouldn’t be another Championship side causing an upset with a three-nil win at the iPro Stadium but Merseyside rivals Everton did crash out after a two-nil defeat at Goodison Park saw a former player (Steven Naismith) among the goals for Norwich as they advanced and ended the Toffees’ unbeaten start to the season,

A recent revival in form for Leeds in the league continued with a third straight win in all competitions after a late winner against Blackburn in the all-Championship tie, a repeat of a recent league meeting that was also won late by the home side at Elland Road.

Chelsea reacted to a first Premier League defeat of the season (when they lost to Liverpool) by coming from two-down to win at Leicester. Two early goals in extra time from Cesc Fabregas completed a comeback in a four-two win at the King Power Stadium.

There wasn’t any upset whatsoever at the City Ground with Arsenal cruising to a convincing four-nil win against Nottingham Forest.

Wednesday night wasn’t the night for upsets as we didn’t see any at all….

I guess at a push you could say the Bristol City win at Fulham could be viewed as one but with the Robins starting the Championship season well the two-one win at Craven Cottage isn’t that surprising, is it?

A Northampton upset is what the TV cameras were looking for and despite drawing level at one point a couple of second half goals made sure Manchester United advanced to the next round with a three-one win at Sixfields with Manchester City’s two-one win at Swansea setting up a Manchester derby following the draw.

Sunderland needed a win and David Moyes got one at QPR, this two-one win at Loftus Road will be one he hopes to take forward into the Premier League with a dramatic West Ham winner deep into injury-time against Accrington perhaps easing some pressure on Slaven Bilic too!

There wasn’t any let up for Stoke though, a late Hull goal saw them to a two-one win at the Bet365 Stadium seeing Mark Hughes’ Potters beaten once again.

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