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ES Capital One Cup Third Round LIVE Blog

    Aston Villa 1 - 0 Birmingham
    Fulham 0 - 1 Stoke
    Hull 1 - 0 Swansea
    Middlesbrough 3 - 0 Wolves
    Sunderland 1 - 4 Manchester City
    Reading 1 - 2 Everton
    West Ham 1 - 2 Leicester (AET)
    Preston 2 - 2 Bournemouth (AET) *Bournemouth win on penalties
    9/22/2015 6:15:06 PM
    Good Evening and welcome to Standard Sport's live blog for tonight's Capital One Cup fixtures!

    Team news will be with us shortly and we will kick off our coverage at 19:00.

    We hope you can join us, there's plenty of football being played up and down the country tonight!
    9/22/2015 5:41:40 PM
    The big man starts for West Ham...

    9/22/2015 6:03:57 PM
    Meanwhile, Leicester have named an experimental side, shall we say. 

    It's no surprise to see sides from the lower reaches of the Premier League resting players for the cup, but aren't the Foxes going for Europe?
    9/22/2015 6:06:03 PM
    A super hero is set to make an experience at Sunderland....

    9/22/2015 6:06:39 PM
    Manuel Pellegrini has picked some team for tonight's fixture against the Black Cats.

    Is the Chilean giving up on the Champions League and going for domestic silverware? Probably not, but that is almost a full strength side.

    Sunderland could be in for a long night.
    9/22/2015 6:08:41 PM
    Didn't everybody write them off once before, though?

    Just ask Fabio...*

    *Yes they lost in the end, but still.

    9/22/2015 6:10:08 PM
    The Birmingham derby could be a tasty affair. Bragging rights are up for grabs, after all.

    9/22/2015 6:11:58 PM
    Fulham will be desperate to get one up on their former manager Mark Hughes, whose Stoke City side travel to Craven Cottage tonight.
    9/22/2015 6:13:04 PM

    9/22/2015 6:15:36 PM
    West Ham will be glad to avoid Mahrez - for a while at least.

    9/22/2015 6:25:10 PM
    Meanwhile, some more news away from tonight's action.

    Chelsea striker Diego Costa has been banned for three games by the FA.

    The Spaniard will miss Wednesday's cup clash against Walsall, plus Premier League fixtures away at Newcastle and home to Southampton.

    9/22/2015 6:39:12 PM
    But back to the matter at hand and kick-off is fast approaching up and down the country...
    9/22/2015 6:45:08 PM
    9/22/2015 6:45:44 PM
    Dick Advocaat is all smiles now, but will the Dutchman be laughing at full time?

    9/22/2015 6:49:29 PM
    James Collins has had a knock and Leicester have enjoyed the better exchanges at the King Power Stadium.

    9/22/2015 6:50:29 PM
    9/22/2015 6:51:16 PM
    One of 10 changes to the Tinkerman's side has made the breakthrough.

    The ball pinballed around the box and broke kindly to Dodoo, who stroked home confidently.

    A dream start to the 20-year-old's full debut. Can West Ham respond?
    9/22/2015 6:53:12 PM
    Gary Lineker's Twitter feed is a bit quiet. What's going on?
    9/22/2015 6:54:27 PM

    Aguero gives the visitors the lead from the spot
    9/22/2015 6:54:59 PM
    That didn't take long, did it?
    9/22/2015 6:55:49 PM
    Jake Livermore is back in Hull City's side this evening after avoiding a suspension for testing positive for cocaine due to "the specific and unique nature of the circumstances".

    The Championship outfit are currently being helped by Garry Monk's Swans.

    9/22/2015 7:02:33 PM
    Sunderland's Borini has had a goal disallowed for a foul on Otamendi during the build up.

    The Italian has got the bit between his teeth now....

    9/22/2015 7:06:47 PM
    GOAL! Bournemouth take the lead against Preston North End

    Shaun MacDonald's header puts the Cherries in front at Deepdale

    9/22/2015 7:08:50 PM
    GOAL! De Bruyne punishes Sunderland on the counter attack and slots the ball home in style.

    That's what you pay your money for....
    9/22/2015 7:12:35 PM
    GOAL!  They're coming thick and fast now!

    Mauro Zarate levels it up for the Hammers at Leicester.
    9/22/2015 7:13:22 PM
    You're not wrong there, Mr.Iron....

    9/22/2015 7:14:54 PM

    It's still 0-0 over at Craven Cottage.

    9/22/2015 7:17:32 PM
    GOAL! A Mannone own goal puts City three up

    Oh dear, you have to feel for the Italian.
    9/22/2015 7:18:27 PM
    The goalkeeper couldn't do much about that as a shot rebounded back off the post and hit the helpless Mannone before cannoning back into the net.

    The Black Cats are bang in trouble....
    9/22/2015 7:19:20 PM
    GOAL! The original beanpole Peter Crouch has put Stoke City in front!
    9/22/2015 7:19:52 PM
    GOAL! Manchester City are 4-0 up!

    Sterling is the next man to get in on the act. Expect to see shots of Sunderland fans leaving early within the next minute or two....
    9/22/2015 7:22:01 PM
    The Citizens could have been excused for being a bit down in the dumps after their flawless start to the season was ended by West Ham last weekend, but this is going to give them a huge dollop of confidence.

    As for Sunderland, this could shatter what little confidence they have left.
    9/22/2015 7:23:20 PM
    GOAL! Middlesbrough take the lead against Wolves

    Shocking defending gives Adomah a chance in the area and he duly takes it.
    9/22/2015 7:24:15 PM
    It's goalless at the Madejski Stadium but Deulofeu is giving his opposite number the run around...

    9/22/2015 7:25:18 PM
    GOAL! Meyler nods home to put Hull in front against Swansea

    Garry Monk's men are everybody's favourite second team at the moment, unless you're a Cardiff fan, but they could be on the end of a shock.
    9/22/2015 7:26:19 PM
    Christian Atsu is playing for Bournemouth tonight. Remember him, Chelsea fans? He is still your player don't you know?

    Can the Ghana international impress?

    It doesn't look like it....

    Harsh words
    9/22/2015 7:28:20 PM
    Over in Germany, Bayern Munich are taking the michael!

    Robert Lewandowski has scored five goals in nine minutes....

    9/22/2015 7:29:58 PM
    You heard West Ham's social media team...CAPTION COMPETITION!

    I'm guessing he's just pointing to where Carroll's last shot ended up....
    9/22/2015 7:33:31 PM
    The half time whistles have blown and there's plenty to play for in the second half. 

    Sunderland might prove me wrong on that one as it looks like pride is the only thing on offer for the Black Cats.
    9/22/2015 7:35:15 PM
    Poor old, Vito....

    DON FOR 

    9/22/2015 7:35:57 PM
    However, they're still going at Reading...

    9/22/2015 7:38:45 PM
    How's Andy Carroll doing on his return, you ask?

    Simon is not impressed

    9/22/2015 7:56:46 PM
    Well, so much for the Birmingham derby being the one to watch.

    The game at Villa Park is the only fixture tonight that hasn't had a goal yet.

    Come on, Tim! Your boys need to get a wiggle on....

    9/22/2015 7:59:19 PM
    Patrick Roberts has his chance for City....

    He's got a job on his hands forcing his way into Pellegrini's side, mind you.
    9/22/2015 8:00:10 PM
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