Round up of the results in the English League Cup Round of 16
The English League Cup as it is known now, is not a competition that attracts a lot of interest outside Europe but it is a competition that gives a chance to clubs around the country to lift some silverware domestically.
The Round of 16 of the competition took place this weekend as clubs from the Premier League were pipped against each other in some fierce encounter this week. There were also other games that produced some sizzling performance on the night.
With the quarter finals providing some thrilling contests yet again, let’s take a look at the round up of all the games that took place in the round of 16:
Arsenal 2-0 Reading:
The Emirates was bouncing even for a League Cup tie as a brace from Alex Oxlade Chamberlain was enough for the Gunners to see off the Championship outfit in Reading. It was a game in which Wenger’s side were comfortable and their troubles have set up yet another home tie this time against Southampton on the quarter finals.
Bristol City 1-2 Hull City:
Though not in great form in the Premier League, Mike Phelan’s Hull City side managed to get one over Bristol City in the League Cup this week. Goals from Maguire and Dawson on either side of the break were enough for Hull City to set up a home tie against Championship outfit Newcastle in the quarter final.
Leeds 2-2 Norwich City (3-2 on penalties):
Leeds managed to use their home advantage to the fullest against Norwich City in the round of 16 of League Cup this week. Pritchard and Antonsson managed to take the game to extra time while Oliveira and Wood managed to take the game to penalties which was finally won by Leeds who will now travel to Anfield for a quarter final.
Newcastle United 6-0 Preston:
Rafa Benitez’ Newcastle are in fine form this season topping the league table and now advancing to the quarter finals of the League Cup with a thumping victory at home over Preston. Mitrovic, Diame, Ritchie and Perez were all on target for the Magpies as they will now travel to the KCOM Stadium for a quarter final against Hull City.
Liverpool 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur:
After two long years, a fixture between these two sides produced a result this week. Pochettino and Klopp made 21 changes to their sides from the weekend as a brace from Daniel Sturridge was enough to knock the Spurs out of the competition. They will now welcome Championship outfit Leeds in the quarter final at Anfield.
Southampton 1-0 Sunderland:
David Moyes’ Sunderland have just 2 points from 9 games in the league this season and their campaign was dealt a huge blow as Sofiane Boufal scored his first goal for Southampton to knock the Black Cats out of the competition. The solitary goal was enough for the Saints to set up a mouth watering clash against Arsenal at the Emirates in the quarter final.
West Ham United 2-1 Chelsea:
In a game that was marred by a riot between the two sets of fans, West Ham United managed to prevail winning the second meeting between the two sides this season. Kouyate and Fernandes were on target for the Hammers as they entered the quarter final of the competition and will take on Manchester United at Old Trafford.
Manchester United 1-0 Manchester City:
The second Manchester derby of the season produced a dull affair which saw Juan Mata score the only goal of the game to lift the Red Devils to the quarter finals of the competition but more importantly helping his side to take revenge of their loss against City earlier in the season. They will now face Slaven Bilic’s West Ham United in the quarter finals of the competitions.
The Quarter finals will be played on the week commencing on November 26th.
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