Last updated on September 26, 2019
Manchester United survived a League Cup scare against third grade Rochdale since they won 5-3 on penalties, while West Ham endured a jolt 4-0 defeat at Oxford. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s fighting side was held to a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford later 16-year-old Luke Matheson scored a 76th-minute equalizer after Mason Greenwood’s opener for United eight minutes before.
Together with United at risk of a humiliating departure, they kept their nerve in the shoot-out, winning 5-3 since Daniel James transformed the decisive kick following Sergio Romero saved Rochdale’s second punishment from Jimmy Keohane.
Although United prevented the humiliation of losing to a Group 17th in League One, the cluttered way of the functionality will raise new concerns about Solskjaer’s capacity to inspire his side.
United are languishing in the eighth position at the Premier League following Saturday’s dismal 2-0 defeat at West Ham left them with only two wins out of six matches.
It is a learning curve,” Solskjaer explained.
“At this club, we all do not sit back and believe that it is good enough. That is not exactly what we need here.” Liverpool eased to a 2-0 success at third grade MK Dons since Harvey Elliott became the youngest player to begin a competitive game for your club.
The 16-year-old put within an accomplished screen and double struck the crossbar as James Milner gained from horrible goalkeeping from Stuart Moore to put the Reds before Ki-Jana However wrapped up the win.
Frank Lampard acquired a first home win as Chelsea boss beneath his belt because he’s young side thumped fourth branch Grimsby 7-1.
- Chelsea children glow –
Lampard passed debuts to four academy graduates in addition to the first launch for Billy Gilmour.
“I am happy, some debuts along with the young lads who arrived on improved the group that was fine. It is wonderful to find that first home triumph,” Lampard said.
“I believed Gilmour ran the game from midfield. It says a good deal about the academy, and nights such as this provide the chance to combine up the team and provide them an opportunity.”
In the Kassam Stadium, next grade Oxford attained the fourth round for the first time in 22 years because of some stunning success against West Ham.
Second-half targets by Elliott Moore, Matty Taylor, Tariqe Fosu and Shandon Baptiste abandoned West Ham shell-shocked.
Hammers manager Manuel Pellegrini made nine changes and handed out a complete introduction to academy grad Nathan Holland, however, the understudies were not up to the job.
Max Power’s superb 25-yard attack in the ninth minute fired third grade Sunderland into a surprise 1-0 win in Premier League side Sheffield United.
Bournemouth was the next Premier League club to wreck out as third grade Burton — semi-finalists last year — won 2-0 in a game postponed three times by floodlight failure in the Pirelli Stadium.
Wolves beat second grade Reading 4-2 on penalties following a dramatic 1-1 draw.
Debutant Bruno Jordao put Wolves forward, but Lucas Boye led Reading level at the ninth minute of stoppage-time, preparing a shoot-out the Premier League team won comfortably.