Everton Advances in League Cup; Manchester Utd. Faces Liverpool
Everton rallied to beat Stevenage 2-1 in extra-time and join four other Premier League clubs in advancing to the third round of English soccer’s League Cup.
Marouane Fellaini’s goal in the 116th minute last night gave Everton the home win over Stevenage, which plays in third-tier League One. Luke Freeman put the visiting team in front in the 36th minute and Gerard Deulofeu tied the score for Everton just before halftime.
The draw for the third round, where the seven Premier League teams involved in European play enter the competition, also was held last night with Manchester United hosting Liverpool among the matchups.
Swansea will open the defense of its League Cup title at Birmingham, while a repeat of last season’s F.A. Cup final was also drawn with champion Wigan going to Manchester City.
The third-round matches are scheduled to be played the week commencing Sept. 23.
Brothers Shola and Sammy Ameobi scored last night as Newcastle won 2-0 at Morecambe, while Nicky Maynard and Rudy Gestede got second-half goals as Cardiff beat League Two Accrington Stanley by the same score.
Kenwyne Jones scored a hat trick to give Stoke a 3-1 home win against Walsall, and goals from Andreas Weimann, Christian Benteke and Fabian Delph lifted Aston Villa past Rotherham 3-0.
In a pair of matchups between teams from the second-tier Championship, Nottingham Forest defeated Millwall 2-1 on Jamaal Lascelles’s extra-time goal and Watford beat Bournemouth 2-0.
LEAGUE CUP THIRD-ROUND DRAW =========================== Manchester United vs Liverpool Sunderland vs Peterborough United West Ham United vs Cardiff City Manchester City vs Wigan Athletic Burnley vs Nottingham Forest Newcastle United vs Leeds United Southampton vs Bristol City West Bromwich Albion vs Arsenal Swindon Town vs Chelsea Tranmere Rovers vs Stoke City Watford vs Norwich City Aston Villa vs Tottenham Hotspur Hull City vs Huddersfield Town Leicester City vs Derby County Birmingham City vs Swansea City Fulham vs Everton
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