There were no major shocks in the third round of the Capital One Cup, although holders Liverpool left it late to progress at the expense of West Brom, with a goal in either half from Nuri Sahin.
Manchester City were the biggest Premier League casualty, losing 4-2 at home to Aston Villa, after extra time.
Manchester United edged past Newcastle with a 2-1 win at Old Trafford, thanks to a sublime Anderson strike and a neat Tom Cleverley goal, setting up a fourth round clash with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, after the Blues emphatically beat Wolves 6-0 on Tuesday night.
Arsenal also ran riot, ending up 6-1 winners against Coventry City at the Emirates Stadium, while their north London rivals Tottenham cruised to a comfortable 3-0 victory away at Carlisle.
Everton were eliminated after a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Leeds United, and West Ham went down 4-1 at home to Wigan Athletic. Meanwhile, Reading emerged victorious from the other all-Premier League encounter, earning a 3-2 victory courtesy of an exquisite Pavel Pogrebnyak goal in the closing stages.
Here GiveMeFootball picks out five of the best League Cup goals of the week...
Theo Walcott scored twice to send a message to Arsene Wenger that he wants to be considered as an Arsenal striker.
Pavel Pogrebnyak is quickly becoming a cult hero at Reading - and with goals like this, it's easy to see why!
Brendan Rodgers is starting to stamp his authority on the way he wants his Liverpool side to play - Nuri Sahin could have a key role!
Anderson brought out the Brazilian in him with an emphatic strike to break the deadlock at Old Trafford.
Juan Mata started and finished a brilliant team goal - the pick of the bunch as Chelsea brushed a lacklustre Wolves aside.
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