Midweek Football Review

Some upsets!

Carabao Cup 3rd Round

Man City 6 vs. 1 Wycombe

Hanlan scored the first goal of the game in the 22nd minute to give Wycombe a surprise lead. It only seemed to wake City up and De Bruyne equalised in the 29th minute. Mahrez and Foden scored right before half time to make it 3-1. Mahrez, Torres and Palmer scored in the 2nd half to complete the win for City and progress to the next round. Simple.

Watford 1 vs. 3 Stoke City

Powell gave Stoke the lead in the 25th minute with Watford on the back foot. Fletcher equalised in the 61st minute for Watford but Stoke had other plans. Clucas, and Tymon scored in the final 10 minutes fo the game to get Stoke into the next round.

Fulham 0 (5) vs. (6) 0 Leeds

Leeds beat Fulham on penalties after a 0-0 game. Neither team was able to score over regular time but Leeds managed to score more penalties to go through. 

Burnley 4 vs. 1 Rochdale

Beesley scored in the 47th minute to give Rochdale a surprise lead in the 2nd half. The goal woke Burnley up and Jay Rodriguez scored 4 goals over the rest of the half to give Burnley a 4-1 win. Burnley continue to get wins in the Carabao Cup as they progress to the next round.

Norwich 0 vs. 3 Liverpool

Minamino scored in the 4th minute to give Liverpool the lead at Norwich. Origi scored in the 50th minute and Minamino got a 2nd in the 80th minute. A comprehensive win for Liverpool that takes them to the next round while Norwich can now focus on the league, and winning a game there.

Sheffield United 2 (2) vs. (4) 2 Southampton

Enda Stevens gave Sheffield United the lead in the 8th but Diallo equalised for Southampton in the 23rd minute. Salisu gave Southampton the lead in the 53rd minute but McBurnie equalised for Sheffield United in the 66th minute. The game ended in a draw and Southampton won the game on penalties. 

Brentford 7 vs. 0 Oldham Athletic

Brentford continue their positive start to the season as they put seven past Oldham. Forss got 4 goals, Wissa got 2, and Diarra scored an own goal. Brentford move on to the next round with a big win. 

Queens Park Rangers 2 (8) vs. (7) 2 Everton

Austin scored in the 18th minute to give QPR the lead. Digne equalised for Everton in the 30th minute. Austin regained the lead for QPR in the 34th minute. Townsend equalised for Everton in the 47th minute. The game went to penalties and after 6 perfect penalties QPR managed to score two more and Everton missed one to send the home team through. 

Brighton 2 vs. 0 Swansea

Connolly scored two goals in the first half to give Brighton a good lead and the Seagulls managed the game well for the win. Swansea had no reply.

Millwall 0 vs. 2 Leicester

Lookman scored in the 50th minute and Iheanacho scored right before full time to seal a good win for the foxes. 

Wolverhampton 2 (2) vs. (3) 2 Tottenham

Ndombele scored in the 14th minute to give Spurs the lead. Kane got a 2nd for Spurs in the 23rd minute. Dendoncker got one back for Wolves in the 38th minute and Podence equalised for Wolves in the 58th minute. The game headed to penalties where Spurs won it and progressed to the next round.

Man United 0 vs. 1 West Ham

Lanzini scored in the 9th minute to give West Ham the lead. United had several shots but none found West Ham’s goal and United were not able to rely on their individual brilliance because none were on the pitch. A good win for West Ham.

Arsenal 3 vs. 0 Wimbeldon

Lacazette scored a penalty in the 11th minute to give Arsenal the lead. Smith Rowe scored in the 77th minute and Nketiah scored in the 80th minute complete the win for Arsenal. The Gunners progress to the next round. 

La Liga MW 6

Atletico beat Getafe 1-2, Sevilla beat Valencia 3-1, Villarreal beat Elche 4-1, Real Madrid beat Mallorca 6-1, and Barcelona are yet to play. Real Madrid sit two points clear at the top of the table after a big win. Atletico sit 2nd with Sevilla 3rd and Valencia 4th. Sevilla have a game in hand. Villarreal move up to 11th. Barcelona sit 8th with two games in hand. Barcelona going through some issues on and off the pitch but the rest of La Liga is turning out to be a fun race. Ancelotti for sure has got Real Madrid firing. 

Serie MW 5

Inter beat Fiorentina 1-3, Atalanta beat Sassuolo 2-1, Juventus beat Spezia 2-3 to get their first win of the season, Milan beat Venezia 2-0. Napoli, Lazio, and Roma are yet to play. Inter and Milan stay top of the table while Napoli can go top with a win. Atalanta sit 4th and Roma sit 5th. Lazio are 8th while Juventus move up to 13th in the table. The race is an interesting one in Italy. 

Ligue MW 7

Monaco beat St.Etienne 3-1, Lille beat Reims 2-1, PSG left it late to beat Metz 1-2, Lyon beat Troyes 3-1, and Marseille drew with Angers 0-0. PSG go 7 points clear at the top of the table with Marseille sitting 2nd with a game in hand. Angers and Lens sit 3rd and 4th. Lyon sit 6th, Monaco move up to 13th while Lille sit 14th. Ligue 1 is all but over and Messi hasn’t even scored yet as PSG manage 7 wins in 7. 


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