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Newcastle out, Liverpool struggle in League Cup

Published:Thursday | September 24, 2015 | 9:00 AM
Arsenal's Mathieu Flamini celebrates after scoring during the English League Cup third-round match between Tottenham Hotspurs and Arsenal at White Hart Lane stadium yesterday. Arsenal won 2-1 with Flamini scoring twice for the winners.

LONDON (AP):

Newcastle's troubled season lurched to another low when the Premier League strugglers were knocked out of the Capital One League Cup by second-tier Sheffield Wednesday, while Liverpool only avoided embarrassment against fourth-tier Carlisle United by winning on penalties yesterday.

Liverpool only led briefly in the first half at Anfield through Danny Ings' goal, with Derek Asamoah quickly levelling to force the game into extra time. In the shoot-out, Liverpool goalkeeper Adam Bogdan made three saves on his debut to ensure Carlisle was beaten 3-2 in the third round.

Newcastle's home humiliation to a second-string Wednesday side came as Steve McClaren remains winless this season in the Premier League after six games in charge. Lewis McGugan netted for only the second time this season, on his fourth appearance to send Wednesday through with a 1-0 win.

Arsenal eliminated Tottenham in a north London derby, with the 2-1 victory secured by Mathieu Flamini grabbing his first career double on his first appearance of the season. Defender Calum Chambers had scored an own goal to level the game before Flamini's sublime first-time volley sent Arsenal into the fourth round.

"I had a point to prove, I haven't played for a while," the 31-year-old Flamini said. "But I'm working hard."

Four other Premier League teams had no problem dispensing of lower-league teams.

Anthony Martial made it four goals in four games at the start of his Manchester United career by completing a 3-0 victory over Ipswich.

Other results: Walsall 1 Chelsea 4; MK Dons 0 Southampton 6; Crystal Palace 4 Charlton 1, Norwich 3 West Brom 0.

FOURTH-ROUND DRAW

Everton vs Norwich

Hull vs Leicester

Liverpool vs Bournemouth

Man City vs Crystal Palace

Man United vs Middlesbrough

Southampton vs Aston Villa

Sheffield Wednesday vs Arsenal

Stoke vs Chelsea