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United stroll to another victory

Manchester United progressed to the 4th Round of the Carling Cup last night after a 3-0 victory against Leeds United at Elland Road.

Michael Owen scored twice in what was his first start of the season. Ryan Giggs was also on the scoresheet as United strolled to victory.

Arsenal were far less assured against Shrewsbury Town, but goals from Keiran Gibbs, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Yossi Benayoun secured a win.

Harry Redknapp sought positives after four-time winners Tottenham were knocked out of the competition after losing to Stoke on penalties.


 

Redknapp highlighted the performances of his young midfield, while praising Massimo Luongo, who stepped up to take the decisive penalty.

Chelsea welcome Fulham to Stamford Bridge in the Carling Cup tonight for the first West London derby of the season.

Didier Drogba is set to return to the Chelsea squad, and will likely start alongside youngsters Romelu Lukaku and Oriol Romeu.

Manchester City are also in action tonight, taking on Birmingham at the Etihad Stadium with manager Roberto Mancini set to rotate his squad.

Owen Hargreaves is in line to make his debut after switching to the blue half of Manchester, while Kolo Toure returns for a six month suspension.

Liverpool face a tricky tie at Championship side Brighton, welcoming back captain Steven Gerrard after a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

Craig Bellamy and Sebastian Coates are poised to make their debuts, but Liverpool are without Charlie Adam and Martin Skrtle, who are suspended.

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