Man City breeze past Southampton, Leicester win at Burton, Everton edge past Watford


Here’s what happened on Tuesday night in the Carabao Cup…

Burton Albion 1-3 Leicester City

There will be no repeat of Burton’s fairytale run to the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup this season after Leicester eventually proved too strong at the Pirelli Stadium.

The League One side claimed famous victories against Aston Villa, Burnley, Nottingham Forest and Middlesbrough en route to the last four of the competition during the 2018/19 campaign, but there was to be no more giant-killing on Tuesday night.

Tielemans shined as Leicester beat Burton

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Tielemans shined as Leicester beat Burton

Burton, who added Bournemouth to their growing list of scalps in the previous round, did pull a goal back through Liam Boyce early in the second half after strikes from Kelechi Iheanacho and Youri Tielemans had given Leicester a two-goal cushion at half-time.

Brendan Rodgers’ team were put under some intense pressure in the second half but survived several difficult spells and sealed a place in the quarter-finals for the third year in a row when substitute James Maddison struck in the final minute.

Crawley Town 1-3 Colchester United

Colchester came from behind to book a place in the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup for only the second time with a 3-1 win at League Two rivals Crawley.

The hosts broke the deadlock in style when 40-year-old Dannie Bulman rifled a superb shot from 25 yards into the top corner.

But the visitors replied 78 seconds later through Luke Norris, who neatly headed home from a delightful cross from Frank Nouble.

The U’s went in front on 52 minutes when a 25-yard free-kick from Bramall came back off the bar and went into the net off keeper Luyambula.

And the away side clinched the tie 10 minutes from time when substitute Luke Gambim turned smartly to blast home after a cross by Ryan Jackson.

Colchester are through to the next round of the Crabao Cup

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Colchester are through to the next round of the Crabao Cup

Everton 2-0 Watford

Everton advanced into the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup as goals from Mason Holgate and Richarlison secured a 2-0 victory over Watford at Goodison Park.

Holgate headed home what was his first goal for the Toffees in the 72nd minute, and ex-Hornets man Richarlison fired past Heurelho Gomes in stoppage time.

After a first half low on entertainment, the Merseysiders went close three times before breaking the deadlock, with Andre Gomes having a shot cleared off the line and efforts from Alex Iwobi and Lucas Digne hitting the woodwork.

Everton relieved the pressure on Marco Silva with a victory over Watford

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Everton relieved the pressure on Marco Silva with a victory over Watford

Manchester City 3-1 Southampton

Sergio Aguero marked his 350th Manchester City appearance with a brace as they cruised into the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup with a 3-1 win over Southampton.

After fellow Argentina international Nicolas Otamendi headed City in front in the 20th minute, Aguero struck in either half to move on to 12 goals for the season.

Despite Jack Stephens’ late consolation goal, it was a pretty routine win against a Southampton side still reeling from Friday’s 9-0 home defeat to Leicester, but one City fans will remember as a famous name from their past emerged as the next youngster hoping to be part of the future.

It was a comfortable night for Man City at the Etihad

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It was a comfortable night for Man City at the Etihad

Oxford United 1-1 Sunderland (pens 4-2)

Oxford United beat Sunderland on penalties to reach their first League Cup quarter-final since 1987-88.

Will Grigg missed his penalty for the Black Cats, with Oxford shot-stopper Simon Eastwood saving Marc McNulty’s kick to win the game.

The hosts had led through Rob Hall’s curling effort from the edge of the box, moments after McNulty hit the bar.

McNulty levelled for Sunderland from close range to force the shootout, which Oxford won 4-2.

Oxford and Sheffield Uniteds match went to penalties

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Oxford and Sheffield Uniteds match went to penalties



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