Manchester United and Arsenal crash out of League Cup

Manchester United's defence of the League Cup came to an end with a 3-0 home defeat against Newcastle on Wednesday, while Arsenal also exited the competition with a 3-1 loss at West Ham.

MANCHESTER Manchester United‘s defence of the League Cup came to an end with a 3-0 home defeat against Newcastle on Wednesday, while Arsenal also exited the competition with a 3-1 loss at West Ham.

In a rematch of last year’s final, both managers fielded much-changed sides at Old Trafford.

However, it was Newcastle who showcased their strength in depth as they secured a convincing victory against United, who have had their worst start to any campaign since 1962/63.

United manager Erik ten Hag expressed his disappointment: “This is not good enough. We have to take responsibility, I have to take responsibility. I feel sorry for the fans; it is below our standards, and we have to put it right.”

Tino Livramento and Lewis Hall, young full-backs for Newcastle, played crucial roles in their team’s victory, as Livramento’s run set up Miguel Almiron for the opening goal.

Chelsea loanee Hall then volleyed home a brilliant effort, and Joe Willock’s solo run secured the win.

Newcastle’s reward for eliminating both Manchester City and United is a tough draw away to Chelsea in the quarterfinals.

Arsenal midfielder Declan Rice appreciates the fans as the Gunners were knocked out of the League Cup by West Ham United on 1 November 2023.
FILE: Arsenal midfielder Declan Rice appreciates the fans as the Gunners were knocked out of the League Cup by West Ham United on 1 November 2023.
Arsenal fall at London Stadium

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta, who left Declan Rice on the bench on his return to the London Stadium, witnessed a disappointing performance.

Arsenal was beaten 3-1 by West Ham, with goals from Ben White (own goal), Mohammed Kudus, and Jarrod Bowen.

Odegaard scored a consolation goal for Arsenal, but the club’s 30-year wait to win the League Cup continues.

Liverpool advanced to the quarterfinals with a 2-1 win over Bournemouth, and Chelsea won 2-0 against Blackburn while Everton also secured a comfortable 3-0 win over Burnley.

Fulham will face Everton in the next round, while League One side Port Vale will host Middlesbrough in the other quarterfinal matchup.

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