Chelsea edge past Villa on penalties, Man Utd out of League Cup

London, September 23 (BUS): Timo Werner scored his first goal of the season when the much-changed Chelsea side slipped into the fourth round of the League Cup by beating Aston Villa 4-3 on penalties after the Stamford Bridge match ended 1-1 on Wednesday. .

But Manchester United floundered, with West Ham United avenging their Premier League loss at the weekend with a 1-0 win at Old Trafford thanks to an early effort by Manuel Lanzini.

West Ham held out for their first win at Old Trafford since 2007 and will face defending champions Manchester City next, Reuters reported.

Harry Kane had scored the goal for Tottenham Hotspur, but he surrendered 2-0 early with Wolverhampton Wanderers before winning 3-2 on penalties, as coach Nuno Espirito Santo scored his second victory this season against his former club.

Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel made 10 changes to his starting lineup and German striker Werner took his chance to give his team the lead in the 54th minute with a cross from Reese James past Villa goalkeeper Jade Steer.

Werner should have made it 2-0 almost immediately but fired it wide and Villa responded with a superb Cameron Archer header from Matty Cash’s cross that led to the penalty shootout.

Chelsea, who threw in late Romelu Lukaku, took the lead in the penalty shootout as Marvelous Nakamba and Ashley Young of Villa failed to score but Ben Chilwell hit the crossbar when he could have closed it for the hosts.

Reece James did nothing wrong even though Chelsea held a fourth-round match at home to Southampton.

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West Ham arrived at Old Trafford after their 2-1 defeat on Saturday, with Jesse Lingard, who was on loan at West Ham last season, scoring a late goal and then Mark Noble receiving an injury-time penalty saved by David de Gea.

But they were the better team early on and took the lead when Ryan Fredericks cut the ball to Lanzini to put it in the net.

United, who made 11 changes to their starting team, almost equalized when Juan Mata hit the crossbar while Anthony Martial also missed a huge opportunity, one of 27 attempts to score a goal at home.

West Ham went deep and should have buried their host of late with Andrei Yarmolenko, Noble and Jarrod Bowen missing golden opportunities, but in the end it didn’t matter.

It was a frustrating night for United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer who saw another path to silverware as he was chasing his first title at Old Trafford.

“You want to go on, but it’s a long season, we gave it well. They scored a goal and then we played well for long periods, they gave us the chance and the stats mean nothing. When you have 27 shots the boys took.”

Tottenham got their away draw with Burnley after having an enjoyable match with Wolverhampton.

Goals from Tanguy Ndombele and Kane put Spurs in command but Wolverhampton really hit back through Leander Dendoncker and Daniel Bodens.

Ruben Neves nearly grabbed the ball for Wolves of late with a skewed effort against the crossbar and then missed the penalty when Spurs went through with pressure.

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Arsenal qualified for the fourth round with a 3-0 home win at third-tier Wimbledon and Alexandre Lacazette scored in his first match since April. Emile Smith Rowe and Eddie Nketiah hit out late.

Arsenal will host Leeds United in the fourth round while Leicester City host a home match with Brighton and Hove Albion thanks to a 2-0 win over Millwall.

Brighton beat Swansea City 2-0.

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