CAPITAL ONE CUP WRAP: Man City hammer Wigan, Tottenham too good for Villa, Fulham edge Everton

Manchester City continued their stellar form with a 5-0 demolition job of Wigan Athletic in the Capital One Cup third round on Tuesday night.

Manchester City continued their stellar form with a 5-0 demolition job of Wigan Athletic in the Capital One Cup third round on Tuesday night.

Manuel Pellegrini’s side followed on from impressive performances in the Champions League against Viktoria Plzen last week and in the Premier League over Manchester United on Sunday to ease into the fourth round of the league cup.

A brace from Stevan Jovetic – his first goals for the club – plus further efforts from Edin Dzeko, Yaya Toure and Jesus Navas allowed City to flex their muscle in a third-straight dominant showing within a week.

Equally as impressive was Tottenham who hammered Aston Villa 4-0 at Villa Park courtesy of a Jerman Defoe double with Paulinho and Nacer Chadli also on target.

Elsewhere, Fulham came from behind to beat Everton 2-1 at Craven Cottage thanks to second-half goals from Dimitar Berbatov and Darren Bent whilst West Ham United, in manager Sam Allardyce’s 100th match, squandered a two-goal lead before a late goal from Ricardo Vaz Te enabled them to beat Cardiff City 3-2.

Sunderland produced a 2-0 home win over Peterborough United in their first game after Paolo Di Canio’s tenure, Chelsea accounted for Swindon Town 2-0 at the Country Ground as Hull City edged Huddersfield Town 1-0 in a dour affair at the KC Stadium.

Daniel Ings netted twice as Burnley came from behind to beat Nottingham Forest 2-1 at Turf Moor, Southampton defeated Bristol City 2-0, Leicester City’s late show edged Derby County 2-1 and Norwich City needed an extra-time winner from Gary Hooper in order to beat Watford 3-2 after trailing by two goals with less than 15 minutes remaining.

Wednesday night’s fixtures sees old enemies Manchester United and Liverpool clash at Old Trafford, West Bromwich Albion host Premier League leaders Arsenal, Leeds United travel to Newcastle United, Tranmere Rovers at home to Stoke City whilst 2011 winners Birmingham City host title holders Swansea City.

2013/14 Capital One Cup third round scores

Sunderland (PREM): 2 (Emanuele Giaccherini 32’, Valentin Roberge 74’)
Peterborough United (L1): 0

West Ham United (PREM): 3 (Ravel Morrison 1’, Matt Jarvis 7’, Ricardo Vaz Te 87’)
Cardiff City (PREM): 2 (Craig no one 46’, Peter Odemwingie 76’)

Manchester City (PREM): 5 (Edin Dzeko 33’, Stevan Jovetic 60’/83’, Yaya Toure 76’, Jesus Navas 86’)
Wigan Athletic (CHA): 0

Burnley (CHA): 2 (Daniel Ings 45’/86’)
Nottingham Forest (CHA): 1 (Matt Derbyshire 24’)

Southampton (PREM): 2 (Gaston Ramirez 14’, Jos Hooiveld 83’)
Bristol City (L1): 0

Swindon Town (L1): 0
Chelsea (PREM): 2 (Fernando Torres 29’, Ramires 35’)

Watford (CHA): 2 (Javier Acuna 22’, Davide Faraoni 55’)
Norwich City (PREM): 3 (Josh Murphy 77’, Gary Hooper 90+5’/115’)

Aston Villa (PREM): 0
Tottenham (PREM): 4 (Jermain Defoe 45+1’/90+2’, Paulinho 49’, Nacer Chadli 85’)

Hull City (PREM): 1 (Nick Proschwitz 59’)
Huddersfield Town (CHA): 0

Leicester City (CHA): 2 (Anthony Knockaert 78’, Danny Drinkwater 81’)
Derby County (CHA): 1 (Chris Martin 42’)

Fulham (PREM): 2 (Dimitar Berbatov 54’, Darren Bent 68’)
Everton (PREM): 1 (Steven Naismith 12’)

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