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Capital One Cup Round 3 review

24 September 2014

We take a look at the action in Round 3 of the 2014/15 Capital One Cup

Wednesday 24th September 2014

Manchester City scored seven times in the second half as they began their defence of the Capital One Cup by thrashing Sheffield Wednesday 7-0.

The contest turned in a frenetic 15-minute period at the start of the second half; Frank Lampard, Edin Dzeko and Jesus Navas netting before Yaya Toure scored from the spot following a foul on Lampard that earned Kamil Zayatte a red card.

Dzeko added the fifth 13 minutes from time and teenager Juan Angel Pozo marked his debut with a late sixth before man-of-the-match Lampard rounded off a 7-0 win.

Premier League leaders Chelsea made hard work of Bolton Wanderers but they advance to the Fourth Round thanks to Oscar's second-half strike in a 2-1 win at Stamford Bridge.

Paul Dummett spared Alan Pardew's blushes with an extra-time header to guide Newcastle United to a 3-2 victory at Crystal Palace and Tottenham Hotspur edged past Nottingham Forest after Ryan Mason's wonderful long-range effort inspired a late comeback victory.

West Bromwich Albion's late double blast stunned Hull City to send the Baggies through. Gareth McAuley and Saido Berahino scored in the final three minutes to rescue Alan Irvine's men and steal it 3-2.

Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Liverpool squeezed past Middlesbrough in a thrilling penalty shoot-out at Anfield on Tuesday night after a 2-2 draw over 120 minutes.

Youngster Jordan Rossiter scored a debut goal to give the Reds an early lead but Boro levelled on the hour mark through Adam Reach. Suso then netted his first Liverpool goal in extra-time but Aitor Karanka's men found a last-gasp equaliser courtesy of Patrick Bamford from the penalty spot, and that was far from being the last spot-kick of the night.

Both sides missed two of their first five in the shoot-out, taking it to sudden death, and the penalties were then faultless until Boro's Albert Adomah missed the 30th attempt from 12 yards, leaving the score 14-13 to the hosts.

Shrewsbury Town caused the shock of the night by beating Norwich City 1-0 at Greenhous Meadow.

Striker James Collins scored the only goal of the game for the Sky Bet League 2 side in the 54th minute, looping a header over Canaries goalkeeper Declan Rudd.

The Shrews were also joined in the hat for Round 4 by League 1 sides Sheffield United and Milton Keynes Dons, who got the better of Leyton Orient and Bradford City respectively.

Michael Higdon netted the first goal of the Round 3 ties and that was enough to send the Blades through, while Benik Afobe was the Dons' goalscoring hero again with a brace against the Bantams coming after his goals against Manchester United in the Second Round.

Elsewhere, Southampton came from behind to win 2-1 at the Emirates to send Arsenal crashing out. The Gunners took the lead through Alexis Sanchez but the Saints replied with goals from Dusan Tadic and Nathaniel Clyne before half time, and that's how it stayed.

Stoke City also won 2-1 after initially trailing against last season's runners-up Sunderland. Marc Muniesa was at the double for Mark Hughes' men, cancelling out Jozy Altidore's opener.

Swansea City recorded their first ever competitive victory against Everton at the 20th time of asking, hitting three without reply at the Liberty Stadium, and it was the same scoreline at the Cardiff City Stadium, where Bournemouth breezed past the managerless Bluebirds.

Marcus Bettinelli was the hero for Fulham as he saved a penalty in their 2-1 victory against League 1 Doncaster. Bryan Ruiz and Dan Burn had the Cottagers 2-0 up but James Coppinger pulled one back for Rovers, before Bettinelli denied Theo Robinson from 12 yards.

Derby County also advanced, overcoming Reading 2-0. Johnny Russell had the Rams in front in the 67th minute and their passage was secured when Royals defender Alex Pearce scored an own goal.

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