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Capital One Cup Round 4 review

29 October 2014

We take a look at the action in Round 4 of the 2014/15 Capital One Cup

Tuesday 28th October 2014

Chelsea survived a scare at Greenhous Meadow to overcome League 2 Shrewsbury Town 2-1 and advance into the Quarter-Finals of the Capital One Cup.

After a goalless first half, the Premier League leaders went in front through Didier Drogba when he finished low after being teed up by Mohamed Salah.

Shrews boss Micky Mellon introduced Andy Mangan in the 75th minute and that immediately paid dividends with the striker levelling from close range from a Jermaine Grandison knock down.

That wasn't the last action in front of goal for Town defender Grandison, though, as he diverted a Willian cross into his own net for 2-1, sending Jose Mourinho's men into the next round.

Bournemouth, Sheffield United and Liverpool were also 2-1 winners, with all of their games involving late goals.

The Cherries advanced to the Quarter-Final stage for the first time in their history by seeing off West Bromwich Albion, with Eunan O'Kane and Callum Wilson on target for the Championship side.

Michael Higdon was the man of the moment for Sheffield United as he bagged a late brace to seal a Blades comeback at stadiummk, where they initially trailed to a Benik Afobe opener for the Dons.

Liverpool also scored two late goals to come from behind, against Swansea City at Anfield. Marvin Emnes put the travelling Swans 1-0 up with a fine strike, but Mario Balotelli and Dejan Lovren scored to send the Reds through.

The game of the night was at Craven Cottage, where Derby County triumphed 5-2 against Fulham.

Moussa Dembele netted a first-half brace for the hosts - his first senior goals - but Chris Martin converted a penalty just before the break to give the Rams hope, and Steve McClaren's men came out strong in the second half to seal their passage into the Quarter-Finals.

Johnny Russell had the visitors level in the 47th minute, before Simon Dawkins (2) and Jeff Hendrick found the net to make their comeback win look comfortable.

Wednesday 29th October 2014

Capital One Cup holders Manchester City crashed out of the competition after suffering a 2-0 home defeat to Newcastle United.

The Magpies took the lead after just six minutes through Rolando Aarons, and wrapped up the win 15 minutes from time when Moussa Sissoko beat two defenders and slid the ball past City stopper Willy Caballero.

There was drama at the Britannia Stadium where Southampton scored late on to beat Stoke City 3-2.

Graziano Pelle opened the scoring and Shane Long’s first goal for the club then doubled their lead to give them a comfortable half-time advantage.

The Potters pulled a goal back early in the second half through Steven N’Zonzi and Mame Biram Diouf hauled Mark Hughes’ men level with 10 minutes remaining.

That wasn’t the end of the goalscoring, though, as Pelle notched his second of the night to send the Saints into Round 5.

Tottenham Hotspur will also feature in the last eight after seeing off Championship side Brighton & Hove Albion 2-0 at White Hart Lane.

Erik Lamela fired home from a Robert Soldado through-ball to put Spurs in front in the 54th minute and Harry Kane made sure of the victory, extending Brighton’s winless run to seven matches in all competitions.

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