Sheffield Wednesday were thrashed at holders Manchester City while Hull City lost late on to Premier League rivals West Brom in the third round of the Capital One Cup.
Man City 7-0 Sheffield Wednesday
Manchester City scored seven times in the second half as they began their defence of the Capital One Cup by thrashing Sheffield Wednesday 7-0.
Boss Manuel Pellegrini named a strong team but City were frustrated by a spirited performance from the visitors in a goalless first half as they sought a first win in four games.
The contest turned in a frenetic 15-minute period at the start of the second half; Frank Lampard, Edin Dzeko and Jesus Navas netting before Yaya Toure scored from the spot following a foul on Lampard that earned Kamil Zayatte a red card.
Dzeko added the fifth 13 minutes from time and teenager Juan Angel Pozo marked his debut with a late sixth before man-of-the-match Lampard rounded off a 7-0 win.
Wednesday conceded seven goals in 45 minutes having allowed only four in their previous 10 games this season.
West Brom 3-2 Hull City
West Brom’s late double blast stunned Hull to send the Baggies through in the Capital One Cup.
Gareth McAuley and Saido Berahino scored in the final three minutes to rescue Alan Irvine’s men and steal it 3-2.
Robbie Brady and Tom Ince looked to have won it for the Tigers after the visitors had hit back with their own quickfire goals either side of the break.
But Berahino’s winner two minutes from time handed Albion a trip to Bournemouth in the last 16.
Brown Ideye had given the Baggies the lead, the £10million man’s first goal for Albion, in an unremarkable game before a thrilling finish at The Hawthorns.
Both teams were completely changed from the weekend with Liam O’Neil, Sebastian Blanco and Cristian Gamboa making their full Albion debuts.
Hatem Ben Arfa started for Hull along with Paul McShane, who spent a year at The Hawthorns before leaving for Sunderland in 2007.
For the full reports read Thursday’s Yorkshire Post.