Aston Villa took the bragging rights in the Second City derby and advanced to Round 4 of the Capital One Cup by beating rivals Birmingham City 1-0.Rudy Gestede scored the only goal of a pulsating derby, heading home a Jordan Amavi left-wing cross just after the hour mark.
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Stoke City and Hull City were also 1-0 winners in Round 3, against Fulham and Swansea City respectively.
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Elsewhere on Tuesday, Manchester City coasted to a 4-1 victory at Sunderland, with all four of their goals coming in the opening 36 minutes.
Middlesbrough were also comfortable winners, seeing off Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-0, while Leicester City needed extra-time to overcome West Ham United 2-1.
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At Deepdale, Bournemouth knocked out Preston North End 3-2 on penalties, following a 2-2 draw after extra-time.
On Wednesday, a Mathieu Flamini double saw Arsenal overcome fierce rivals Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane.
There was a shock at St. James' Park, where Sheffield Wednesday ran out 1-0 winners over Newcastle United.
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Southampton, Crystal Palace, Chelsea and Manchester United all recorded comfortable wins, while Liverpool needed penalties to see off Sky Bet League 2 Carlisle United.
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Here’s a look at the results from Round 3 of the Capital One Cup:
Tuesday 22nd September
Aston Villa 1-0 Birmingham City
Fulham 0-1 Stoke City
Hull City 1-0 Swansea City
Leicester City 2-1 West Ham United (AET)
Middlesbrough 3-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers
Preston North End 2-2 Bournemouth (Bournemouth won 3-2 on penalties)
Sunderland 1-4 Manchester City
Reading 1-2 Everton
Wednesday 23rd September
Crystal Palace 4-1 Charlton Athletic
Liverpool 1-1 Carlisle United (Liverpool won 3-2 on penalties)
Manchester United 3-0 Ipswich Town
Milton Keynes Dons 0-6 Southampton
Newcastle United 0-1 Sheffield Wednesday
Norwich City 3-0 West Bromwich Albion
Tottenham Hotspur 1-2 Arsenal
Walsall 1-4 Chelsea
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