Round 4 of the Carabao Cup wrapped up on Wednesday night with a bang after an entertaining fixture between Liverpool and Arsenal and a peach of a strike by Marcus Rashford which sank Chelsea down. Here's a brief wrap up of the latest Carabao Cup round.
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Cup holders Manchester City were expected to stroll past Southampton after the latter were thrashed 9-0 by Leceister City in the Premier League. Pep Guardiola handed starts to some of his fringe players along with some youngsters but goals from senior players Nicolas Otamendi and Sergio Aguero were enough to see them through.
Speaking of Leceister City, they booked a quarter-final berth, easily beating League 1 side Burton with Kelechi Iheanacho, Youri Tielemans and James Maddison on the scoresheet.
Marcus Rashford's first-half penalty and a belter of a free-kick in the second half sealed United's win at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea rested some of their regulars while United went with full strength which became very apparent as the home side failed to trouble United's defence at all. The way the game progressed, the result seemed pretty fair
Liverpool and Arsenal played out an absolute goal-fest classic at Anfield where the home side eventually triumphed. Harvey Elliott starred for Liverpool while Gabriel Martinelli starred for Arsenal in a game the defence felt non-existent. Liverpool did need some magic from their impact player Divock Origi when he equalised in the 94th minute to send the game to penalties.
Colchester United caused a major upset when they sent Tottenham Hotspur packing earlier this month. The League 2 side continued their impressive run in the tournament after they beat Crawley thanks to goals from Luke Norris and Luke Gambin.
Everton comfortably beat Watford 2-0 at home while in a battle between the League One sides Oxford United beat Sunderland on penalties. Also, Dean Smith's Aston Villa became the eighth team to qualify for the next round after they beat Wolverhampton Rovers at home.