22nd September, 2021
Manchester United are out of the Carabao Cup, knocked out at Old Trafford by West Ham.
A goal by striker Manuel Lanzini in the 9th minute settled the match.
It was a revenge of sort as Manchester also narrowly beat West Ham at home at the weekend in the Premier League, with a winner by Jesse Lingard.
United put on a gallant effort though, dominating the match 61-39 and having more shots 6-3 at the goal than West Ham.
However, West Ham hung on for their first win at Old Trafford since 2007 and face holders Manchester City next.
With Manchester United mounting pressure at their goal post, 27 times, West Ham dug deep and should have buried their hosts late on.
But Andriy Yarmolenko, Noble and Jarrod Bowen all wasted golden opportunities, but in the end it did not matter.
It was a frustrating night for United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer who saw another route to silverware blocked as he chases his first trophy in the Old Trafford hotseat.
“You want to go through but it is a long season, we gave it a good go. They got a goal and after that we played well for long periods, gave it a go and stats don’t mean anything. When you have 27 shots the boys have given it a go.”
In London, Timo Werner scored his first goal of the season as a much-changed Chelsea side crept into the fourth round of the League Cup by beating Aston Villa 4-3 on penalties after the Stamford Bridge clash ended 1-1 on Wednesday.
Harry Kane was on target for Tottenham Hotspur but they surrendered an early 2-0 lead at Wolverhampton Wanderers before winning 3-2 on penalties as manager Nuno Espirito Santo claimed his second win of the season against his former club.
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel made 10 changes to his starting lineup and German striker Werner took his opportunity to give his side the lead in the 54th minute as he headed a Reece James cross past Villa keeper Jed Steer.
Werner should have made it 2-0 almost immediately but shot wide and Villa responded with youngster Cameron Archer’s superb header from a Matty Cash cross sending the tie to penalties.
Chelsea, who threw on Romelu Lukaku late on, forged ahead in the shootout as Villa’s Marvelous Nakamba and Ashley Young both failed to score but Ben Chilwell struck the crossbar when he could have sealed it for the hosts.
Reece James made no mistake though as Chelsea set up a fourth-round home clash with Southampton.
Tottenham earned an away tie at Burnley after coming through an entertaining tie at Wolves.
Goals by Tanguy Ndombele and Kane put Spurs in command but Wolves hit back through Leander Dendoncker and Daniel Podence.
Ruben Neves almost won it for Wolves late on with a deflected effort against the bar and he then missed his spot kick as Tottenham squeezed through.
Arsenal cruised into the fourth round with a 3-0 home win against third-tier AFC Wimbledon with Alexandre Lacazette scoring on his first start since April. Emile Smith Rowe and Eddie Nketiah struck late on.
Arsenal will host Leeds United in round four while Leicester City set up a home tie with high-flying Brighton and Hove Albion thanks to a 2-0 win at Millwall.
Brighton saw off Swansea City 2-0.