EFL Cup 2019 3rd round results
The EFL Carabao Cup 3rd round of matches has been played and some big teams have already been kicked out of the tournament. Most notably, Spurs lost to Colchester United in a penalty shootout. Spurs fielded quite a young side but brought in some of the first team players as the match progressed, but the game still ended 0-0. Lucas Moura missed the final spot-kick to cap off a terrible week for Spurs, who gave away a 2-0 lead in the Champions League, then lost to Leicester on the weekend followed by this loss. Pochettino will be very unhappy with how his team are performing recently and will want some quick improvements if he doesn’t want to see their season to fall apart this early.
Manchester United also almost had a scare against Rochdale. Their match ended 1-1 and it went straight to penalties, however, unlike Spurs, United converted all their spot-kicks and went through. West Ham were spanked by League One side Oxford United, getting crushed 4-0. Elsewhere there were big wins for Arsenal and Chelsea who won 5-0 and 7-1 respectively against lower league opposition. Liverpool and Man City also had easy wins and were able to give some of the fringe players game time.
The draws were made after the games ended and there are some huge matchups. Chelsea were drawn to host Manchester United, and after their humiliating loss on the first day of the season, they will want to get their revenge. Arsenal got one of the worst draws, as they have to go to Anfield to face Liverpool. After their last visit when they got taken apart by Liverpool, they will be hoping they can put in a better performance this time around.
The full list of the fixtures can be seen below.
Oxford United – Sunderland
Aston Villa – Wolves
Chelsea – Manchester United
Crawly Town – Colchester United
Everton – Watford
Liverpool – Arsenal
Manchester City – Southampton
Burton Albion – Leicester City