Capital One Cup: Chelsea Win Big, Man City, Everton Upset
The third round of the Capital One Cup got underway on Tuesday with plenty of shocking results.
The most shocking result of all came at Elland Road as Leeds United defeated an in-form Everton side, 2-1.
Aidan White and Rodolph Austin were the goal scorers for the Championship side as they took down the club that currently sit in third place in the Premier League.
Everton manager David Moyes started a weaker side on Tuesday, but down a goal he inserted first team regulars Phil Neville, Steven Pienaar and Nikica Jelavic into the match as substitutes, but that came to no avail.
The only goal that the Toffees were able to score came in the 81st minute as Sylvain Distin tried to ignite a comeback that was never to be.
The other shocking loser on the night was Manchester City, who fell in extra time to Aston Villa, 3-2.
Mario Balotelli opened the scoring with a 27th minute goal. In the second half, Villa equalized twice with the first score being an own goal by former Villa player Gareth Barry in the 59th minute and the second coming from Gabriel Agbonlahor in the 70th minute.
Villa was able to hold on to the tie in the second half before scoring twice in extra time to finish off their hosts.
Charles N'Zogbia scored in the 96th minute to give the Villains the lead, while Agbonlahor netted his second of the match in the 113th minute.
Of the Premier League clubs who did win on Tuesday, Chelsea were the most impressive, as they won 6-0 over Wolves at home.
Gary Cahill opened the scoring early in the match with a fourth minute goal.
Ryan Bertrand, Juan Mata, Oriol Romeu, Fernando Torres and Ramires all scored a goal each at Stamford Bridge as the Blues cruised to victory.
The other big winners of the day were Wigan, who won 4-1 on the road at West Ham. Mauro Boselli's double powered the Latics to victory at Upton Park in an all-EPL clash.
Three other EPL clubs were able to advance to the fourth round of the competition on Tuesday as Swansea, Sunderland and Southampton all won.
Swansea had the most difficult time against a lower league opponent as they needed a Garry Monk goal in stoppage time to beat Crawley Town, 3-2.
In the matches not involving EPL clubs, Middlesbrough defeated Preston North End 3-1 on the road, while Swindon Town continued their excellent run in the competition with a 2-1 win over Burnley.
In a battle of League Two clubs, Bradford City scored two late second half goals to force Burton Albion into extra time.
In extra time, Bradford's Stephen Darby scored to complete the comeback by the Bantams, who will now hope to play the role of giant killer in the next round against an EPL club.
Third round action continues on Wednesday with Manchester United vs. Newcastle United being the marquee match of the day.
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