West Ham and Newcastle United inflicted two harsh losses on both defending champion Manchester United and Arsenal, putting them out of the English League Cup, beating them 3-0 and 3-1 respectively yesterday in the fourth round. At Old Trafford, Newcastle avenged its loss in the final of the competition last season at the hands of the “Red Devils” 0-2, depriving it of its first major coronation since 1955 when it won the English Cup. Newcastle’s goals were scored by Paraguayan Miguel Almiron (28), Lewis Hull (36) and Joseph Willock (60). The two coaches made major changes to the starting lineups in an effort to give their stars rest.
Coach Eddie Howe’s men increased the suffering of United, who also suffered a humiliating loss at home to their arch-neighbor, Manchester City, the league champion, 0-3, on Sunday in the Premier League, leaving the “Red Devils” in eighth place in the Premier League standings, with 15 points, 11 points behind leaders Tottenham. . Newcastle ended its contract at Old Trafford and achieved its first victory since December 2013, when it beat its competitor 1-0 in the Premier League.
At the London Stadium, the Gunners’ Spanish coach, Mikel Arteta, who seems to be focusing on the English Premier League and the Champions League, gave playing time to a number of regular substitutes, while Declan Rice, returning to his former team’s stadium, Bukayo Saka, Odegaard, and the Frenchman, were absent. William Saliba about the starting lineup.
West Ham’s goals were scored by Ben White (16 own errors), Ghanaian Mohamed Quddus (50) and Jarrod Bowen (60), before Norwegian Martin Odegaard scored an honorary goal for Arsenal (90+6). Chelsea and Everton followed Liverpool into the quarter-finals by defeating Blackburn 2-0 and Burnley 3-0, respectively. Fulham also advanced to the next round by defeating host Ipswich 3-1.
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