24 Sep 2015

Arsenal tip Spurs out of League Cup

5:53 pm on 24 September 2015

Mathieu Flamini proved an unlikely hero with two goals as Arsenal knocked bitter north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur out of English football's League Cup with a 2-1 third-round victory.

Arsenal midfielder Mathieu Flamini scores against Spurs 2015.

Arsenal midfielder Mathieu Flamini scores against Spurs 2015. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Holding midfielder Flamini poached the first from close range in the first half and then hit a superb volley on the run after the restart after an own goal from Calum Chambers had levelled the tie at White Hart Lane.

Liverpool need a penalty shootout to beat fourth tier Carlisle United after the game finished 1-1 after extra time.

Holders Chelsea eased into the fourth round with a 4-1 win over third tier Walsall, while Southampton thrashed second tier Milton Keynes Dons 6-0 with two goals each for Jay Rodriguez, Sadio Mane and Shane Long.

Newcastle United's dismal start to the season continued as they were beaten 1-0 at home by second division Sheffield Wednesday, while Manchester United made light work of Ipswich Town, winning 3-0 at Old Trafford.

Crystal Palace won 4-1 at home to Charlton and Norwich City won an all-Premier League clash against West Bromwich Albion 3-0.

Fourth-round draw (ties to be played the week commencing October 26th):

Man City v Crystal Palace, Liverpool v Bournemouth, Man Utd v Middlesbrough, Everton v Norwich, Southampton v Aston Villa, Sheff Wed v Arsenal, Hull v Leicester, Stoke v Chelsea

- Reuters

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