Manchester United 1 – Wolves 0 (Carling Cup, September 23, 2009) Fabio da Silva groped Michael Kightly to the turf with the Wolves winger running clean through on goal leaving the ref little option but to produce the red card. Midway through the second half United broke the deadlock, Danny Welbeck played a neat one-two with Michael Owen and when the youngster collected the ball he found the far corner.
Preston 1 – Tottenham 5 (Carling Cup, September 23, 2009) (Longer highlights here.)Â For the second successive match in the Carling Cup Spurs hit five at a Chamionship side. Peter Crouch (first, second & third) claimed a hat-trick including a fifth which was an impudent backheel volley. Robbie Keane and Jermain Defoe scored the otherÂ goals forÂ Harry Redknapp’s side.Â Chris BrownÂ had briefly made the score 3-1.
Chelsea 1 – QPR 0 (Carling Cup, September 23, 2009) Salomon Kalou was the match winner in the local derby for a weakened Chelsea side. Tom Heaton was inspired form for Rangers to keep out Borini and the returning Joe Cole late on.
Manchester City 2 – Fulham 1 (AET) (Carling Cup, September 23, 2009) Zoltan Gera scored with a tremendous long range effort to put the Cottagers in front eleven minutes before the break. The home side responded through Gareth Barry six minutes after half-time and eventually won the tie in the 111th minute withÂ Kolo Toure scoring his first goal for the club.
Aston Villa 1 – Cardiff 0 (Carling Cup, September 23, 2009) (Longer highlights here.) Gabriel Agbonlahor continued his fine recent scoring run with the winner early on – a classy backheel finish. James Milner smashed a penalty against the woodwork in the second half.
Hull City 0 – Everton 4 (Carling Cup, September 23, 2009) The Toffees hammered the Tigers and were three up within 25 minutes. Yakubu, Jo and Dan Gosling were the first half goalscorers, captain for the night Leon Osman completed the rout.
Bolton 3 – West Ham 1 (AET) (Carling Cup, September 22, 2009) Herita Ilunga put the Hammers into the lead from close range just before the hour mark. Kevin Davies equalised four minutes from time and in extra-time Gary Cahill scored a cracker and Johan Elmander claimed a rare goal.
Peterborough 2 – Newcastle 0 (Carling Cup, September 22, 2009) The Posh took the lead in the 20th minute when Craig Mackail-Smith continued his fine run of fine heading home an assist from the lively George Boyd. The second, in the 32nd minute, was a rarity a goal from Tom Williams who wheeled away in celebration after netting his first goal in five years, once again with Boyd providing the assist.