Liverpool beat Chelsea 2-0 to reach the semifinals of English soccer’s Carling Cup, while a late Sergio Aguero goal gave Manchester City a 1-0 win at Arsenal.
Maxi Rodriguez and Martin Kelly scored for Liverpool as it won at Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge stadium for a second time in nine days, following a Premier League victory earlier this month.
Aguero’s 83rd-minute goal at the Emirates maintained City’s unbeaten domestic record this season.
Cardiff City, which plays in the second-tier Championship, defeated Blackburn, bottom of the Premier League, 2-0 with goals from Kenny Miller and Anthony Gerrard.
Manchester United hosts Crystal Palace in tomorrow’s match.