Manchester United became the first of the favorites to be knocked out of the Carabao Cup after losing 1-0 to West Ham at Old Trafford on Wednesday night.
Manuel Lanzini fired the Hammers to their first win at Old Trafford since 2007 as underwhelming Man United bowed out in the third round.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side were beaten semi-finalists in the last two editions and came into this match fresh from sealing a thrilling 2-1 Premier League win at the London Stadium when the sides met on Sunday.
David Moyes’ men got their sweet revenge with rare Old Trafford triumph and Carabao Cup progress as the hosts failed to turn a gamut of shots into a goal in a 1-0 loss.
Elsewhere, Kepa Arrizabalaga proved Chelsea’s penalty shoot-out hero for the second time this season as the Blues beat Aston Villa 4-3 on spot-kicks at Stamford Bridge.
Kepa kept out Marvelous Nakamba’s effort in style, as the Blues progressed to the Carabao Cup fourth round after Reece James delivered the winning penalty.
Ben Chilwell struck the woodwork with his effort but his blushes were spared by Villa captain Ashley Young, who also struck the bar.
Kepa added another shoot-out success to his UEFA Super Cup final exploits in coming off the bench to edge out Villarreal on spot-kicks in Belfast in August.
Arsenal eased into the fourth round of the Carabao Cup with a 3-0 win over League One AFC Wimbledon, securing their third consecutive victory in all competitions in comfortable fashion at the Emirates.
Alexandre Lacazette’s early penalty put the Gunners ahead and Emile Smith-Rowe and Eddie Nketiah netted in the second half.
Tottenham also survived a scare after blowing a 2-0 lead at Wolves to squeeze through in the Carabao Cup on penalties.
Back-to-back Premier League defeats to Crystal Palace and Chelsea and a draw at Rennes in the Europa Conference League had put the brakes on Spurs’ winning start under Nuno Espirito Santo.
But last season’s runners-up reached the fourth round ahead of Sunday’s north London derby with Arsenal.