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Manchester United withdrew from the League Cup as West Ham avenged their painful loss to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side with a 1-0 win at Old Trafford, while Chelsea and Tottenham survived the shots on goal to reach the fourth round on Wednesday.
The Hammers suffered a heartbreaking 2-1 loss to United in the Premier League on Sunday when David De Gea saved Mark Noble’s penalty after Jesse Lingard’s last winner.
But David Moyes’ men got some revenge three days later as Manuel Lanzini’s first-half goal knocked out United in the third round.
Solskjaer made 11 changes and Moyes went for 10 changes, with West Ham liners making the most of their moment in the spotlight.
Ryan Fredericks moved past Alex Telles and cut back for Lanzini to sweep United goalkeeper Dean Henderson in the ninth minute.
That was enough for Moyes to secure a first victory over United since sacking the Scotsman after less than a season in charge in 2014.
It was also West Ham’s first victory at Old Trafford since 2007.
At Stamford Bridge, Chelsea won 4-3 on penalties after a 1-1 draw with Aston Villa.
Much-maligned German striker Timo Werner led Chelsea in the lead in the 54th minute, finishing Reece James cross for his first goal in 11 games.
With Villa fan Prince William watching from the stands, 19-year-old forward Cameron Archer equalized in the 64th minute with a close-range header from cross Matty Cash.
James scored Chelsea’s winning penalty in the shootout after Ashley Young and Marvelous Nakamba missed Villa.
– Kane back on track –
Harry Kane ended his scoring drought as Tottenham boss Nuno Espirito Santo knocked out his former club Wolves 3-2 on penalties after a 2-2 draw at Molineux.
Tanguy Ndombele gave Tottenham a 14th-minute lead when he charged Conor Coady clearance and passed John Ruddy.
Kane, scoreless in his previous four games, increased Tottenham’s advantage after 23 minutes.
Dele Alli’s perfect pass gave Kane a break and the England captain found the bottom corner.
Leander Dendoncker pulled one out for Wolves seven minutes before the break when he headed into the corner of Rayan Ait-Nouri.
Daniel Podence equalized 13 minutes in the second half of Dendoncker’s pass.
In the shootout, Dendoncker, Ruben Neves and Coady all missed for Wolves.
Arsenal won 3-0 against AFC Wimbledon, third division, at the Emirates Stadium.
The Gunners, with 10 changes from the weekend’s win at Burnley, took the lead in the 11th minute.
Gabriel Martinelli was fouled by Nesta Guinness-Walker and Alexandre Lacazette scored the penalty.
Emile Smith-Rowe doubled the lead in the 77th minute and Eddie Nketiah’s brazen flick wrapped up the win three minutes later.
Ademola Lookman scored his debut goal for Leicester in a 2-0 second tier victory for Millwall.
Lookman, who made his first start at Leicester after his transfer on loan from RB Leipzig, scored five minutes into the second half with a cool strike after Kelechi Iheanacho’s effort was saved by George Long .
Iheanacho himself is on the scoresheet, hitting the roof of the net in the 88th minute.
Brighton manager Graham Potter won a 2-0 victory over former club Swansea thanks to a brace from Aaron Connolly at Amex Stadium.
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