27 Sep 2012

Man City and Everton beaten in League Cup

7:14 am on 27 September 2012

English Premier League champions Manchester City and in-form Everton have both been sent packing from the League Cup, their respective managers paying the price for making wholesale changes to their starting line-ups for the third round ties.

City lost 4-2 after extra-time to top flight rivals Aston Villa with a completely different team to the one that started against Arsenal at the weekend, while Everton made six changes and were beaten 2-1 by second tier Leeds United.

Chelsea also rang the changes but emphatically booked their place in the fourth round with a 6-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers at Stamford Bridge.