Burnley 2 – Arsenal 0 (League Cup quarter-finals, December 2, 2008) At Turf Moor, Burnley took a surprise lead against Arsene’s babes after just five minutes, Chris Eagles did brilliantly to whip in a right wing cross, Lukasz Fabianski made a hash of trying to collect the ball and Kevin McDonald was in the right place to slot home. After the break Kevin McDonald went on to score the crucial second, bustling past Mark Randall in the area to win possession before placing the ball past Fabianski with the outside of his right foot.
Stoke 0 – Derby 1 (League Cup quarter-finals, December 2, 2008) Stoke were the second Premeir League side to get dumped out the cup by lower league opposition, the goal coming in injury time as Andy Griffin handballed in the Potters’ penalty area and Nathan Ellington stepped up to send the Championship side through to the semis.
Huracan 1 – San Lorenzo 4 (Apertura, December 2, 2008) San Lorenzo moved to within two points of leaders Boca Juniors with their win at Huracan. The match was only 74 minutes long, with Huracan starting the match 1-up but down to 10-men, after heavy rain had forced the game to be postponed after 16 minutes on Saturday. Aureliano Torres equalised for San Lorenzo with a header three minutes after the interval before Cristian Chavez came off the bench to put them ahead 22 minutes before the end. Nestor Andres Silvera then scored a brace to seal the victory.