Manchester United crash out, Spurs, Chelsea advance
September 23 2021 11:41 PM
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West Ham United’s Mark Noble (left) celebrates with Nikola Vlasic after victory over Manchester Unit
West Ham United’s Mark Noble (left) celebrates with Nikola Vlasic after victory over Manchester United in the League Cup. (Reuters)

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Manchester United crashed out of the League Cup as West Ham avenged their painful loss to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side with a 1-0 win at Old Trafford, while Chelsea and Tottenham survived penalty shoot-outs to reach the fourth round on Wednesday.
The Hammers suffered a gut-wrenching 2-1 defeat against United in the Premier League on Sunday when David De Gea saved Mark Noble’s stoppage-time penalty after Jesse Lingard’s late winner. But David Moyes’ men got a measure of revenge three days later as Manuel Lanzini’s first half goal dumped United out in the third round.
Solskjaer made 11 changes and Moyes opted for 10 alterations, with West Ham’s understudies making the most of their moment in the spotlight. Ryan Fredericks ghosted past Alex Telles and cut back for Lanzini to sweep past United goalkeeper Dean Henderson in the ninth minute.
That was enough for Moyes to secure a first win over United since they sacked the Scot after less than a season in charge in 2014. It was also West Ham’s first victory at Old Trafford since 2007, earning them a home tie against holders Manchester City in the last 16.
At Stamford Bridge, Chelsea won 4-3 on penalties after a 1-1 draw against Aston Villa. Much-maligned German forward Timo Werner headed Chelsea into the lead in the 54th minute, finishing off Reece James’ cross for his first goal in 11 games.
The  19-year-old striker Cameron Archer equalised in the 64th minute with a close-range header from Matty Cash’s cross. James scored Chelsea’s winning penalty in the shoot-out after Ashley Young and Marvelous Nakamba missed for Villa.
Harry Kane ended his goal drought as Tottenham boss Nuno Espirito Santo knocked out his former club Wolves 3-2 on penalties after a 2-2 draw at Molineux.
Arsenal eased to a 3-0 win against third tier AFC Wimbledon at the Emirates Stadium, setting up a last 16 clash with Leeds. The Gunners, featuring 10 changes from the weekend win at Burnley, went ahead in the 11th minute. Gabriel Martinelli was fouled by Nesta Guinness-Walker and Alexandre Lacazette slotted home the penalty. Emile Smith-Rowe doubled the lead in the 77th minute and Eddie Nketiah’s impudent flick wrapped up the win three minutes later.
Ademola Lookman scored his first Leicester goal in a 2-0 win at second tier Millwall.



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