Dominic Calvert-Lewin netted his second hat-trick of the season as Everton overcame West Ham to progress to the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup, while they have been joined by both Manchester clubs and Newcastle – who all won on Wednesday evening.
The Everton striker opened the scoring for the hosts after simply 11 minutes, but West Ham equalised early within the second half. However, Carlo Ancelotti’s men regained their benefit by means of Richarlison simply before the hour mark. Calvert-Lewin then popped up once more to net twice more inside the final quarter-hour to assist his side progress. This means he now has eight goals to his name for the season already.
Manchester United, in the meantime, picked up their second win inside a week in opposition to Brighton on the Amex Stadium, easing their manner to a 3-0 win over Graham Potter’s side in what was…nicely, a barely much less dramatic encounter than the one on Saturday.
Scott McTominay gave the Red Devils the lead simply before half time, before Juan Mata made it 2-0 with 73 minutes on the clock. Paul Pogba also got here off the bench to score a deflected free-kick to wrap up the game.
Pep Gaurdiola’s Manchester City comfortably noticed off Burnley with a 3-0 win as nicely, with summer time arrival Ferran Torres netting his first goal for the club. Raheem Sterling scored both side of the break, before Torres made it 3-0 with 25 minutes remaining. Guardiola named a pretty sturdy lineup for the tussle, with the likes of Riyad Mahrez and Kevin De Bruyne starting alongside Sterling, and he was rewarded as they dominated proceedings.
Finally, League Two outfit Newport County got here inside minutes of dumping Newcastle out of the competitors, but the Magpies found a manner to win. Tristan Abrahams gave the hosts the lead inside 5 minutes with an effort that ought to have been saved. Both sides had possibilities to find the net as the tie progressed, but it appeared as although the Magpies have been going to leave pissed off.
However, Jonjo Shelvey curled home expertly with three minutes remaining to send the game to penalties. Steve Bruce’s men went on to win the shootout 5-4, with Brandon Cooper missing the all-important spot kick.
This now signifies that both Manchester clubs, Everton, Newcastle and Tottenham will all be within the hat for the quarter-final draw, which is able to happen on Thursday.