Leeds Ousts Everton in League Cup as Villa Beats Manchester City
Leeds United upset Everton 2-1 in the third round of English soccer’s League Cup, while Aston Villa beat Manchester City 4-2 after extra time.
Aidan White and Rodolph Austin scored last night as Leeds knocked the Premier League’s third-place team out of England’s second-tier cup competition. Goals in extra time from Charles N’Zogbia and Gabriel Agbonlahor gave Villa the win at City.
“This was a top Everton side, to play like we did was tremendous,” Leeds manager Neil Warnock told the British Broadcasting Corp. “They wanted to win it, make no mistake, but I think we deserved it on the night.”
The third round concludes tonight with six games, including defending champion Liverpool at West Brom and Manchester United hosting Newcastle. Reading visits Queens Park Rangers in a matchup of the Premier League’s bottom two clubs.
White opened the scoring for second-tier Leeds in the fourth minute and Austin doubled the advantage with 20 minutes remaining. Although Sylvain Distin scored for Everton with nine minutes left, the Toffees were unable to get the tying goal.
Manchester City took a 1-0 lead over Aston Villa on Mario Balotelli’s first-half goal. Villa tied it in the 59th minute when Gareth Barry put the ball into his own net before City’s Aleksandar Kolarov scored five minutes later with a free kick.
Agbonlahor scored in the 70th minute to force extra time and sealed the win with his second goal with three minutes left after N’Zogbia had put Villa 3-2 up in the 96th minute.
Chelsea routed Wolverhampton 6-0 on goals from Gary Cahill, Ryan Bertrand, Juan Mata, Oriol Romeu, Fernando Torres and Victor Moses. Wigan rolled to a 4-1 win at West Ham as Mauro Boselli scored twice and Ivan Ramis and Jordi Gomez added one goal each.
Craig Gardner and James McClean scored in the second half to give Sunderland a 2-0 win at Milton Keynes Dons. League One’s Swindon got goals from Paul Benson, Andy Williams and Troy Archibald-Henville in beating Burnley of the Championship 3-1.
Gary Monk’s injury-time goal gave Swansea a 3-2 away win at Crawley, two goals from Jay Rodriguez lifted Southampton over Sheffield Wednesday 2-0, and Middlesbrough beat Preston 3-1.
In a matchup of teams in third-tier League Two, Bradford beat Burton Albion in extra time 3-2, scoring all of its goals after the 83rd minute.
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