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Man Utd dumped out of League Cup by Newcastle, Arsenal lose at West Ham

Defending champions Manchester United were defeated 3-0 by Newcastle at home on Wednesday, while Arsenal were soundly defeated 3-1 at West Ham.

Defending champions Manchester United were defeated 3-0 by Newcastle at home on Wednesday, while Arsenal were soundly defeated 3-1 at West Ham.

Liverpool advanced to the quarterfinals with a 2-1 win against Bournemouth, and Chelsea defeated Blackburn, 2-0, of the Championship League.

Both coaches made significant lineup changes for the rematch at Old Trafford of last year’s championship game, which Erik ten Hag’s team won, 2-0.

But Newcastle’s depth shone through as United lost for the eighth time in 15 games in all competitions this season. This is United’s poorest start to a season since 1962–1963.

Young fullbacks Tino Livramento and Lewis Hall finally had their moment to shine for the Magpies after signing with the club in the offseason and helping Eddie Howe’s team avenge a loss at Wembley in February.

After 28 minutes, Livramento’s surging surge created an opening for Miguel Almiron to score.

Hall, on loan from Chelsea, scored eight minutes later with a beautiful shot from the edge of the area.

After an hour, all hope of a comeback by United was eliminated thanks to a single run and a superb finish by Joe Willock.


Despite having Declan Rice, Bukayo Saka, Martin Odegaard, and William Saliba on the bench, Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta decided to leave him on the bench for his return to the London Stadium.

Aaron Ramsdale was offered a rare start since he was dumped in favour of David Raya, but it was a night to forget for the Arsenal goalkeeper.

Ben White beat Ramsdale to Bowen’s dangerous in-swinging corner but could only head into his own net after 16 minutes.

At the 50-minute mark, Mohammed Kudus doubled the lead with a beautiful touch and low finish off of Nayef Aguerd’s long pass forward.

The West Ham crowd had a mixed reaction to Rice’s introduction.

Bowen’s shot from the edge of the box, which Ramsdale should have done better to keep out, ended any chance of a comeback for Arsenal.

Odegaard scored a late consolation for Arsenal, but it wasn’t enough to end the team’s 30-year wait for the League Cup.


At the Vitality Stadium, Liverpool overcame a spirited effort from Bournemouth and terrible weather brought on by Storm Ciaran.

After Cody Gakpo had given Bournemouth the lead, Justin Kluivert scored his first goal for the team to force overtime.

But a magnificent dipping drive from outside the area by substitute Darwin Nunez broke the deadlock.

The goals scored by Benoit Badiashile and Raheem Sterling helped Chelsea to a rare home victory under Mauricio Pochettino and a spot in the quarterfinals.

With a 3-0 victory over Burnley, Everton’s recent form surged even further.

On the night the Toffees honored former chairman Bill Kenwright, who passed away at the age of 78 last week, James Tarkowski, Amadou Onana, and Ashley Young scored.

Fulham beat Championship heavyweights Ipswich 1-0 but narrowly avoided an upset.

Marco Silva’s team cruised to a 3-1 victory at Portman Road with to goals from Harry Wilson, Rodrigo Muniz, and Tom Cairney.

Middlesbrough and Port Vale each beat Exeter and Mansfield on Tuesday to advance to the quarterfinals.

Ten Hag insists that Manchester United can only turn things around by working together.

After being eliminated from the League Cup by Newcastle United in the last-16 round on Wednesday, beleaguered manager Erik ten Hag declared that the only way for Manchester United to weather their current storm is to stick together.

“That is the only way, stick together,” said the Dutch manager, who is under enormous pressure after the club’s worst start to a season in decades. “But you have to be disciplined and you have to do it together, everyone has to take responsibility, be accountable and co-operate.”

After losing to Manchester United in the League Cup final last season, Eddie Howe’s Magpies got their revenge with a 3-0 win. The stunned Old Trafford crowd booed the home team off the field as they played with more energy, making Ten Hag’s side look discombobulated and uninterested.

“You get confidence when you get the right results, and it’s only possible when you are following the rules, following the principles, be in the game, winning your battles, coming through the fight, but especially do it together, you have to do it as a team,” said Ten Hag.

For the first time since 1930–31, Manchester United have lost five of their first ten home games in all competitions. After starting the season with a Premier League record five losses, they find themselves in ninth place.

Ten Hag was asked if he thought Manchester United’s players had the mental toughness to weather the storm, and he responded, “I am confident that players will stand up and stick together.” This is not good enough. I’m to blame for this. Together, we must take a stance.

They played similarly poorly on Sunday, when Manchester City beat them 3-0 in the derby at Old Trafford, and again on Wednesday.

Former Manchester United captain Roy Keane remarked on Sky Sports that players can’t rely on their manager to inspire them to success; rather, it’s up to each individual player to find success. You’ve got to be ready for every game, and I’m sure it’s embarrassing for (Ten Hag) to have to talk about how his guys weren’t ready to play football.

“Even the point that we’re talking about Man United trying to finish fourth tells you how the standards have dropped at Man United over the last few years, both on and off the pitch,” according to him.

Ten Hag insisted that United needed to improve their performance right away.

We need to bounce back from this, he remarked. Time is of the essence. The next match is this coming Saturday (against Fulham). Our expectations must improve. This is not good enough.

After getting some rest, we’ll decide on a roster and strategy. Where we have to put in the most work is in our heads.


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