Man United, City and Everton book EFL quarter-final spots
Football – Carabao Cup Fourth Round – Brighton & Hove Albion v Manchester United – The American Express Community Stadium, Brighton, Britain – September 30, 2020. Manchester United’s Paul Pogba celebrates scoring their third goal with teammates. [Pool via REUTERS/Andy Rain]

Manchester United earned their second win over Brighton & Hove Albion in five days as they booked a place in the League Cup quarter-finals with a 3-0 win at the Amex Stadium on Wednesday.

It was much more comfortable for United than Saturday’s dramatic last-gasp 3-2 league victory, Scott McTominay heading in the opener shortly before halftime before Juan Mata and substitute Paul Pogba scored in the second half.

United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made 10 changes to the team that started at the weekend, with Victor Lindelof the only player to keep his place, and although United struggled for fluency they were too strong for a second-string Brighton side.

Holders Manchester City beat Burnley 3-0 thanks to a double from Raheem Sterling and new signing Ferran Torres’ first goal in English football.

Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin continued his superb form with his second hat-trick of the season as the Toffees defeated West Ham United 4-1 at Goodison Park.

Newcastle United narrowly avoided an upset as Jonjo Shelvey’s late equaliser earned them a 1-1 draw against League Two (fourth tier) Newport County and set up a penalty shootout which the Premier League team won 5-4. 

Man United, City and Everton book EFL quarter-final spots
Football – Carabao Cup Fourth Round – Burnley v Manchester City – Turf Moor, Burnley, Britain – September 30, 2020 Manchester City’s Ferran Torres scores their third goal. [Pool via REUTERS/Paul Ellis]
Man United, City and Everton book EFL quarter-final spots
Football – Carabao Cup Fourth Round – Everton v West Ham United – Goodison Park, Liverpool, Britain – September 30, 2020. Everton’s Richarlison celebrates scoring their second goal with teammates. [Pool via REUTERS/Alex Livesey]

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