Premier League favorites fall in cup play

Premier League favorites fall in cup play

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Premier League favorites fall in cup play


One by one, some of the big boys of English soccer fell by the wayside against lower-tier competition in the third round of Carling Cup action this week.

On Tuesday it was Everton, which was stunned in penalty kicks by League One side Brentford, and Bolton, which fell, 1-0, to Burnley.

On Wednesday, three of the higher-spending clubs were all victims of upsets. Chelsea fell to Newcastle in a wild, 4-3 affair at Stamford Bridge, Liverpool went to penalties with League Two foe Northampton Town and lost in the shootout at Anfield, and Manchester City dropped a 2-1 result to West Brom.

Granted, the favored teams all trotted out makeshift lineups comprised almost exclusively of reserves, but what do you think about all of the upsets? Think Brentford and Northampton Town can keep advancing? Do you see a Manchester United-Arsenal final happening down the line?

Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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