The League Cup is played in three rounds.
Arsenal has played a handsome Premier League autumn, but the League Cup was a dull start. Brighton visited the Emirates and picked up an extension to their journey.
Edward Nketiah gave Arsenal the lead in the opening period, but the match turned in favor of the visitors Danny Welbeck’s, Kaoru Mitoman and Tariq Lamptey with hits.
In the league cup meeting between the Premier League giants, Manchester City beat Chelsea 2–0. Riyad Mahrez fired a shot through the wall into the net and also set up another one, by Julian Alvarez a putt hit.
Like Arsenal and Chelsea, the third big London team, Tottenham Hotspur, also experienced a two-goal defeat and relegation. Nottingham Forest marched on Renan Lodi and Jesse Lingard with hits.
The night’s misery in London was completed by Crystal Palace and West Ham, who fell hard. Palace was knocked out by Newcastle, West Ham by Blackburn.
Kelleher saved Liverpool from going on
Liverpool ran to Anfield with a not-so-famous line-up to fight Derby County, who are two lower down in the league. After more than an hour of scorelessness Jurgen Klopp decided to let go Harvey Elliott, Roberto Firmino and By Darwin Nunez off, but when 90 minutes had been played, the score was still 0-0.
He became the hero of Anfield Kelleher of Caoimwho let only two out of five commas behind him.
“The best for grass”
The third round of the League Cup will be played in its entirety this week. At this stage, the clubs participating in the Euro tours during the fall, i.e. Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham and West Ham, joined the competition.
Thursday’s only and also the last match of the third round is Manchester United–Aston Villa.
– In all matches we have one single goal: victory, United manager Erik ten Hag summed up on his club’s website.
– Winning is the most important thing, so we put our best players on the pitch.
16 teams continue to the fourth round.
The League Cup final will be played on February 26.
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