🏆 United and City win easily in EFL Cup; hat-trick for Calvert-Lewin

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Padraig Whelan

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There were four more fixtures from the EFL Cup to enjoy on Wednesday night.

This is what went down as four sides booked their quarter-final berths.

Brighton 0-3 Manchester United

Scorers: McTominay 44′, Mata 73′, Pogba 80′

United played a huge get out of jail free card at Brighton in league duty last weekend but were much improved in EFL Cup action on Wednesday night.

Having made 10 changes to their starting line-up, they took a deserved lead in at half-time when Scott McTominay headed home a Juan Mata free-kick.

The Spaniard then netted himself on 73 minutes after Dean Henderson had made another crucial cup save, finding the net on his weaker right side.

And Paul Pogba made sure there would be no late drama this time on the south coast by sweeping in a magnificent late free-kick.


Brighton & Hove Albion
Manchester United

Everton 4-1 West Ham

Scorers: Calvert-Lewin 11′, 78′, 84′, Richarlison 56′; Snodgrass 46′

Dominic Calvert-Lewin claimed his second hat-trick of the campaign to send West Ham packing from the EFL Cup.

Michael Keane produced a sublime turn and then pass over the top for Calvert-Lewin to fire the Toffees to a half-time lead.

A quality strike from Robert Snodgrass levelled for parity that lasted just 10 minutes before Richarlison found the net from 25 yards with the aid of a deflection.

The main man then took over in the closing stages twice finding the net from close range as he continues his sensational start to the season.


West Ham

Burnley 0-3 Manchester City

Scorers: Sterling 35′, 49′, Torres 65′

Raheem Sterling took on the goalscoring burden at Turf Moor to send Man City into the EFL Cup quarter-finals.

He fired home coolly from a low Benjamin Mendy cross before the break and then collected a Ferran Torres pass before doing likewise in the second half.

The Spaniard then grabbed his first City goal that his performance deserved, finding the corner after the ball broke his way on the run to wrap things up.


Manchester City

Newport County 1-1 Newcastle United *4-5 on pens

Scorers: Abrahams 5′; Shelvey 86′

Newport County’s thrilling journey in this season’s EFL Cup came to a heartbreaking end after a late collapse against Newcastle in their fourth round meting.

A poor error from goalkeeper Mark Gillespie gifted them the early opener as he failed to deal with Tristan Abrahams’ tame volley.

It looked like that would be enough for victory only for Jonjo Shelvey, who had been poor up to that point, to curl home a superb strike in the dying minutes and send the tie to penalties.

In the shootout, Joelinton missed from the spot but was bailed out by Gillespie, who atoned for his earlier mistake with a key save to help send the League Two side packing and spare his side’s blushes.


Newport County
Newcastle United