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Capital One Cup: Team of Round 4

29 October 2015

This week's Capital One Cup action produced its fair share of upsets and drama, as sides battled it out for a place in the Quarter-Finals.

With your help on social media, we've picked out 11 of the best performers and a manager from across Round 4.

Goalkeeper: Jack Butland (Stoke City)

Butland was near-unstoppable throughout the 120 minutes of play against Chelsea, pulling off a string of fine saves against the likes of Diego Costa, Oscar, Kurt Zouma and Kenedy, before making the decisive penalty shoot-out save from Eden Hazard.

what a brilliant night! incredible effort from the lads to dig in, infront of a brilliant crowd! that's what the cup is all about @stokecity

— Jack Butland (@JackButland_One) October 28, 2015
Defender: Nathaniel Clyne (Liverpool)

The Liverpool right-back netted his first goal for the club in their much-needed 1-0 win over Bournemouth at Anfield. The victory was also Jurgen Klopp's first as Reds manager, which featured a solid showing from Clyne.

Happy to score my first goal for @LFC and glad to be in the next round ⚽️🔴

— Nathaniel Clyne (@Nathaniel_Clyne) October 29, 2015
Defender: Sebastien Bassong (Norwich City)

Bassong and Norwich City may have been on the wrong end of the result after Everton edged them 4-3 on penalties at Goodison Park, but Bassong was among the stand-out performers on the field. Defensively sharp, the 29-year-old also popped up with the opening goal at the other end to give the Canaries the lead.

Defender: Daniel Ayala (Middlesbrough)

Ayala was at the heartbeat of the Middlesbrough defence that kept four-time winners Manchester United at bay, and produced a series of important tackles and blocks. His commanding performance paid dividends come the end of extra-time, when Boro prevailed 3-1 on penalties at Old Trafford.

Read more: Aitor Karanka proud of Middlesbrough's victory at Manchester United

Defender: Maya Yoshida (Southampton)

Fans watching on at St Mary's would have been forgiven for thinking Yoshida was occupying an attacking midfield role at times during their 2-1 win over Aston Villa. The 27-year-old defender put the Saints in front after playing a slick one-two and drilling the ball into the bottom-right corner past Brad Guzan.

Midfielder: Ross Wallace (Sheffield Wednesday)

Wallace capped a fine performance in Sheffield Wednesday's 3-0 win over Premier League Arsenal with the opening goal at Hillsborough, slotting home crisply past Petr Cech into the bottom-left corner of the net. He then assisted Lucas Joao for the Owls' second of the night.

Midfielder: Barry Bannan (Sheffield Wednesday)

Bannan was also influential in the Owls' triumph over Arsenal, proving a nuisance to the Gunners from out wide. His most telling contribution was finding Tom Lees at the far post from a free-kick, which resulted in Sam Hutchinson tapping home for their third goal of the night.

Midfielder: Joao Carlos Teixeira (Liverpool)

When we asked who impressed in Round 4 of the Capital One Cup, many of you on social media put Liverpool's Teixeira forward for inclusion. The Portuguese midfielder played a part in Clyne's goal and almost got on the scoresheet himself, testing goalkeeper Adam Federici in a promising display.

Forward: Kelechi Iheanacho (Manchester City)

Youngster Iheanacho was handed his home debut by Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini, and duly delivered. The Nigerian assisted goals for Kevin De Bruyne and Manu Garcia in their 5-1 rout of Crystal Palace, and also tucked one of his own away in the second half.

Forward: Lucas Joao (Sheffield Wednesday)

The Wednesday forward reaped havoc against the Arsenal defence with a powerful all-round display. He peaked just before half time, heading home Wallace's delivery to spark jubilant scenes at Hillsborough.

Forward: Jonathan Walters (Stoke City)

The Irishman is in with a shout for goal of the round as he emphatically put the Potters ahead against holders Chelsea. Walters, with his back to goal, neatly controlled and teed himself up for a volley that crashed in off the underside of the crossbar, leaving former Stoke goalkeeper Asmir Begovic with no chance of keeping it out.

Manager: Carlos Carvalhal (Sheffield Wednesday)

Carvalhal has worked wonders at Sheffield Wednesday of late, and battled against the odds to extend their winning run to nine games in all competitions against Arsenal. His players brushed aside the joint-Premier League leaders in a convincing victory, and deservedly booked their place in the Capital One Cup Quarter-Final draw.

Read more: Sheffield Wednesday manager Carlos Carvalhal: We got what we deserved

Read more: Capital One Cup Quarter-Final draw

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