25 Sep 2013

Man City avenge Wigan loss in League Cup rout

10:27 am on 25 September 2013

Manchester City have thrashed visitors Wigan Athletic 5-0 in the third round of English football's League Cup to avenge a shock FA Cup final defeat to the now-Championship side last season.

Fellow Premier League heavyweights Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur also eased into the next round of the competition with Chelsea winning 2-0 at League One Swindon Town while Spurs sauntered to a 4-0 victory at Aston Villa.

Everton, the only unbeaten team in the Premier League, squandered a lead at Fulham to lose 2-1.

West Ham United beat Cardiff City 3-2 with a late winner in London, after Cardiff had battled back from 2-0 down.

Sunderland, who sacked manager Paolo di Canio on Sunday after a woeful start to the season, earned some respite with a 2-0 win against third tier Peterborough 2-0.

Hull City and Southampton continued the march of the Premier League sides. Hull beat Huddersfield Town 1-0 and Saints overcame Bristol City 2-0.

Former winners Nottingham Forest went down 2-1 at fellow Championship side Burnley while Leicester City, another side to win the competition, beat Derby County by the same score.