21 Sep 2011

Man U beats Leeds in League Cup

10:35 am on 21 September 2011

Michael Owen struck twice in his first game of the season as Manchester United thrashed bitter rivals Leeds United 3-0 in their English football League Cup third-round tie at Elland Road.

Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson made 11 changes from the side that beat Chelsea in the Premier League on Monday but they still had too much quality for Championship side Leeds.

Arsenal had to come from behind to beat fourth division Shrewsbury Town 3-1 at The Emirates, while Bolton Wanderers won 2-0 at fellow Premier League side Aston Villa.

Stoke City beat Tottenham in a penalty shootout and Newcastle beat Championship side Nottingham Forest after extra time.

In other ties, Wolverhampton Wanderers beat Championship team Millwall 5-0 and Blackburn Rovers battled past third division Leyton Orient 3-2.