Capital One Cup: Arsenal-Chelsea & Man Utd-Norwich as it happened

Live text commentary from the Capital One Cup as Chelsea, West Ham, Man Utd and Leicester go through.

29 October 2013 Last updated at 22:59

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  1. 2239: 

    Right, time for me to call it a night. Only five ties, but 23 goals and a penalty shootout meant we were not short of thrills and spills. Thanks for keeping me company and see you all again soon.

  2. 2236: 
    INJURY UPDATE- Man Utd 4-0 Norwich

    A few of you asking if there is any news on Norwich midfielder Robert Snodgrass, who suffered a serious-looking injury after a clash of heads in the second half of his side's defeat at Old Trafford. Canaries boss Chris Hughton says: "Robert got a knock to his eye socket and he got concussion. He's been taken to hospital as a precaution."

  3. 2231: 

    Chelsea, Manchester United, West Ham, Leicester... and now Stoke are all into the last eight.

    Newcastle or Manchester City and Tottenham or Hull will join them on Wednesday night, when the draw will be made.

    And the quarter-final line-up will be completed when Sunderland play Southampton in the final fourth-round tie on 6 November.

  4. 2228: 

    That was quite dramatic, wasn't it? A shame for Birmingham that they messed up their first two penalties after all their efforts in the thrilling 4-4 draw beforehand, but Stoke won't mind. They are into the last eight.

  5. 2227: 
    GOAL- Birmingham 2-4 Stoke - Steven N'Zonzi scores

    Stoke win 4-2 on penalties

  6. 2227: 
    GOAL- Birmingham 2-3 Stoke - Olly Lee scores
  7. 2226: 
    GOAL- Birmingham 1-3 Stoke - Marc Muniesa scores
  8. 2226: 
    GOAL- Birmingham 1-2 Stoke - Peter Lovenkrands scores

    Blues are off the mark in this shoot-out at last.

  9. 2225: 
    GOAL- Birmingham 0-2 Stoke - Ryan Shawcrosss scores

    Shawcross sends Colin Doyle the wrong way

  10. 2225: 
    MISSED PENALTY- Birmingham 0-1 Stoke - Callum Reilly wide

    More agony for Blues as Callum Reilly drags his effort wide.

  11. 2225: 
    GOAL- Birmingham 0-1 Stoke - Kenwyne Jones scores

    Stoke take the lead as Kenwyne Jones sends Colin Doyle the wrong way.

  12. 2224: 
    MISSED PENALTY- Birmingham 0-0 Stoke - Mitch Hancox misses

    Birmingham miss their first penalty as Mitch Hancox fires on to the bar and over.

  13. 2223: 

    Here we go...

  14. 2221: 
    PENALTY SHOOT-OUT- Birmingham 4-4 Stoke

    Right then. The penalties will take place in front of the Stoke fans. Birmingham to go first...

  15. 2217: 
    FULL-TIME EXTRA-TIME- Birmingham 4-4 Stoke

    So, it will be penalties at St Andrew's. Birmingham have played with 10 men since half-time of normal time. They were 3-1 down with five minutes of the 90 to go, and then went 4-3 down early in extra-time. Now they have a chance of winning this shoot-out.

  16. 2215: 
    Birmingham 4-4 Stoke

    Birmingham don't want penalties - they want to go on and win this in extra-time. The crowd are in a frenzy at the moment because their team, all 10 men of them, are on the attack. Only seconds left.

  17. 2213: 
    GOAL- Birmingham 4-4 Stoke - Olly Lee (118 mins)

    Incredible. Birmingham's 10 men are level again. Olly Lee runs through a stationary Stoke defence and scores his first senior goal with a confident low finish.

  18. 2213: 
    Birmingham 3-4 Stoke

    First a great save, now a great tackle. Both for Birmingham too. Stephen Ireland thinks he has sent Kenwyne Jones galloping clear on goal again but Paul Robinson makes a brilliantly-timed tackle to stop him in his tracks.

    MANAGER REACTION- Arsenal 0-2 Chelsea

    Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger on whether the defeat knocked his side's confidence: "No. It's a different competition."

  20. 2210: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Birmingham 3-4 Stoke

    This was almost Game, Set and Match to Stoke. The Potters break forward quickly and Steven N'Zonzi is through, and looking to wrap things up. He would have done too, if not for Colin Doyle - the Blues keeper makes another superb save to deny him and keep 10-man Birmingham's faint hopes afloat.

  21. 2210: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Arsenal 0-2 Chelsea
    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger

    Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger: "Nothing is evident tonight because I felt we played quite well but we were not efficient enough especially defensively and it made it difference from then on. It was a tight game and they took advantage of our mistakes."

  22. 2207: 
    Birmingham 3-4 Stoke

    Some defending to do for Stoke - this is a last throw of the dice for the 10-man Blues, who have been a man short for more than an hour now. The home side cannot find a clear sight of goal, though.

  23. 2206: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Arsenal 0-2 Chelsea

    Chelsea assistant manager Steve Holland on Cesar Azpilicueta: "Cesar is a very popular guy and I know Jose Mourinho singled him out for being the type of player that, although he has had very little opportunity, his attitude has been absolutely immense and a lesson to all. I'm not sure he should have been there for goal but the fact that he had drive to get there is a testament to him."

  24. 2203: 
    Birmingham 3-4 Stoke - match stats
    Birmgham v Stoke match stats

    This is the story of the game after the first 105 minutes at St Andrew's. A reminder that Birmingham have been down to 10 men since Wade Elliott was sent off after 45 minutes. No wonder the Blues are tired.

    Conor McNamara, BBC commentator at Old TraffordMan Utd 4-0 Norwich

    "No alarms and no surprises, it was comfortable for Manchester United. David Moyes should sleep soundly tonight."

  26. 2201: 
    KICK-OFF- Birmingham 3-4 Stoke

    Just time for a quick swig of their favourite energy drink and we are back under way in extra-time at St Andrews. Just 15 minutes left for Birmingham to find a way back into this one.

  27. 2200: 
    HALF-TIME OF EXTRA-TIME- Birmingham 3-4 Stoke

    Stoke lead thanks to that Kenwyne Jones goal, which came three minutes into extra-time. The Blues' 10 men have not created anything of note since.

  28. 2158: 
    INJURY TIME- Birmingham 3-4 Stoke

    Just the one minute of added time at the end of the first half of injury time at St Andrew's. Stoke are still edging it.

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    Anton Sowter: I wish the Stoke v Brum match was on TV tonight. Come on you Potters!

    Robbie Savage, BBC Radio 5 live at The Emirates

    On Fulham's 4-3 defeat by Championship side Leicester City: "Martin Jol is a lovely guy but there's a new owner at Fulham and they're not playing well. You have to say Jol is under pressure."

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    Norman in Edinburgh: Lovenkrands is an excellent striker. Could never understand why he was under-used at Rangers and Newcastle.

  32. 2154: 
    PLAYER REACTION- Arsenal 0-2 Chelsea

    Chelsea goalscorer Juan Mata: "The win is very important for our confidence; after beating Manchester City and now Arsenal this week, we feel strong because they are very good teams."

  33. 2153: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Birmingham 3-4 Stoke

    Almost a fifth for Stoke as Oussama Assaidi runs clear but Colin Doyle sticks out an arm to turn his shot round the post. Mind you, the way this game has been going, Stoke will need eight goals before they are safe.

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    Dave S Ike-Okoli: I really do hope Man Utd keep up with this trend - it feels good to win games,

    Jerry O'Shea: Great result for Man Utd. We need to keep this momentum going.

    Liam Hanlon: United are far better with the exuberance of youth. It's never going to happen but drop Van Persie and Rooney for a while!

  35. 2152: 
    Birmingham 3-4 Stoke

    A subdued atmosphere at St Andrew's, where it seems Birmingham have run out of steam as we near the end of the first period of extra time. Can Blues boss Lee Clark say anything to rally his troops at the break?

  36. 2149: 

    Chelsea, Manchester United, West Ham and Leicester are all into the last eight. The last time the Foxes got this far, in 2000, they went all the way... beating Tranmere in the final.

    Robbie Savage, BBC Radio 5 live at The EmiratesArsenal 0-2 Chelsea

    "In January, Arsenal need another centre-forward and, I think, another centre-half. They're top of the league and deservedly so, but when they don't have their strongest team out, they look vulnerable. Nicklas Bendtner and Ryo Miyaichi came in tonight and weren't good enough."

  38. 2146: 
    GOAL- Birmingham 3-4 Stoke - Kenwyne Jones (93 mins)

    Extra-time has only just started, and Stoke are back in front. Kenwyne Jones, on as a sub for Peter Crouch, goes round Colin Doyle and slots home. Looks like Birmingham have got to mount ANOTHER comeback.

  39. 2146: 
    FULL-TIME- Man Utd 4-0 Norwich
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    David Moss: What has happened to Stoke's defence, the one part of the team that always worked under Pulis but now not under Hughes?

    Matt Donnelly: Leicester 4 Fulham 3 - what a great advert for the League Cup.

  41. 2143: 
    FULL-TIME- Burnley 0-2 West Ham
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    Matt Donnelly: All the hype around Januzaj and Zaha but people forget what a prospect Jones is - there's a reminder.

    Louis Cap: Oh, they weren't just flashing Giggs's number (and Januzaj's age) on the board - 11 minutes of injury time!

  43. 2142: 
    INJURY TIME- Man Utd 4-0 Norwich

    We can't call it 'Fergie Time' any more but there is a mammoth 11 MINUTES of stoppage time at Old Trafford after Robert Snodgrass's lengthy treatment for a head injury.

  44. 2141: 
    FULL-TIME- Birmingham 3-3 Stoke

    We will indeed need extra-time to separate the two teams at St Andrew's. They are huddled on the pitch as I write this. Stoke looked home and dry too. Enter Peter Lovenkrands, who only came on after 79 minutes.

  45. 2140: 
    GOAL- Man Utd 4-0 Norwich - Fabio

    The icing on the cake for United as Fabio latches on to Wayne Rooney's lofted ball and steers his shot home.

  46. 2140: 
    FULL-TIME- Leicester 4-3 Fulham
  47. 2137: 
    GOAL- Birmingham 3-3 Stoke - Peter Lovenkrands

    Wow. Some comeback this for Birmingham. Extra-time beckons after Peter Lovenkrands scores his second goal in quick succession after coming off the bench, again ghosting into the area to get on the end of a cross.

  48. 2136: 
    GOAL- Burnley 0-2 West Ham - Jack Collison (90 mins, pen)

    No way back for Burnley now. Keith Treacy fouls Jack Collison in the area and the Welshman steps up to fire home the resulting spot-kick himself.

  49. 2136: 
    PENALTY to West Ham- Burnley 0-1 West Ham
  50. 2136: 
    FULL-TIME- Arsenal 0-2 Chelsea
  51. 2135: 
    GOAL- Birmingham 2-3 Stoke

    And Birmingham have not given up yet either. They are pressing hard and will have FIVE MINUTES of stoppage time to find an equaliser.

  52. 2134: 
    INJURY TIME- Leicester 4-3 Fulham

    There is still hope for Fulham, though. There will be SIX MINUTES of stoppage time at the King Power Stadium.

    Robbie Savage, BBC Radio 5 live at The EmiratesArsenal 0-2 Chelsea

    "Carl Jenkinson hasn't recovered from his mistake earlier in the game. He's looked shaky when he's got the ball, hasn't overlapped and hasn't defended well generally."

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    Lewis Lloyd: Two second-string teams maybe, but it's alarming at the ease in which Chelsea have won this game.

    Okechukwu: Sorry Arsenal fans, I can see another trophy-less season ahead.

    Adedokun: John Murray's re-raised question should be, "What do Arsenal do when Ozil get's injured?". I mean, who provides the goals?

    Conor McNamara, BBC commentator at Old TraffordMan Utd 3-0 Norwich - Phil Jones

    "A very good finish from Phil Jones, catching it sweetly on the volley and tucking the ball into the bottom corner."

  56. 2132: 
    GOAL- Leicester 4-3 Fulham - Lloyd Dyer (89 mins)

    Actually, you should ignore what I said at 2130. Leicester are back in front in dramatic circumstances as David Nugent, who has just come off the bench, tees up Lloyd Dyer to restore the Foxes' lead.

  57. 2131: 
    GOAL- Man Utd 3-0 Norwich - Phil Jones (88 mins)

    Confirmation that United are safely into the quarter-finals. Javier Hernandnez meets Adnan Januzaj's cross and sets up Phil Jones to flash in a first-time finish. Game over.

  58. 2130: 
    GOAL- Leicester 3-3 Fulham - Giorgos Karagounis (87 mins)

    Er, ignore what I said at 2128 because Fulham are level. And how. An absolute rocket of a free-kick from Giorgos Karagounis flies past Kasper Schmeichel. Extra-time suddenly beckons us at the King Power Stadium.

  59. 2129: 
    GOAL- Birmingham 2-3 Stoke

    Hands up who wants a tense finish at St Andrew's? You got it. Peter Lovenkrands gets on the end of a lofted ball into the box and the Blues are back in it.

  60. 2128: 
    Leicester 3-2 Fulham

    Fulham have chucked Steve Sidwell and Darrren Bent on but it is not making much difference. The Cottagers are running out of time. We might well be saying the same soon about their manager Martin Jol too, sadly.

  61. 2127: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Man Utd 2-0 Norwich

    Wilfried Zaha's first competitive appearance for Manchester United comes to an end after 77 minutes as he is replaced by Wayne Rooney. The former Crystal Palace winger has been comprehensively outshone by Adnan Januzaj who fired wide from a tight angle in the latest of a string of lively moments.

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    Andres Parra: Arsenal have missed Flamini in the midfield. I think it would have been a different game had he been on the field.

    Claud Letts: Looks like Arsenal have to focus on the FA Cup to end this trophy drought - that will make Robbie Savage shut up about Arsenal.

  63. 2125: 
    Burnley 0-1 West Ham

    Burnley are trying hard to find a way back into things but they will need to do better than this. Keith Treacy tries his luck from long range but it is a limp shot and easily collected by Adrian.

  64. 2122: 
    HITS THE WOODWORK- Birmingham 1-3 Stoke

    Stoke are not just trying to see this one out - Peter Crouch tries his luck with an overhead kick - which with his telescopic legs is really something - but the ball crashes back off the bar.

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    Joe in Bristol: The problem with Arsenal is that they always try to pass it into the back of the net.

    Josh: Mikel has been imperious tonight.

    Flash: Snodgrass with a nasty looking injury at Old Trafford. Hope he is all right. Never like to see that.

  66. 2121: 
    TEN MINUTES TO GO- Arsenal 0-2 Chelsea

    That is how far Chelsea are away from the quarter-finals of the Capital One Cup. Mind you, Samuel Eto'o just took half that time to walk off after being substituted - Demba Ba is on instead - so expect a bit of stoppage time.

    Robbie Savage, BBC Radio 5 live at The EmiratesArsenal 0-2 Chelsea

    "Chelsea have worked so hard as a team. Willian and Juan Mata have done so well and even Samuel Eto'o working the channels."

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    Sham Gallagher: Sloppy Arsenal defence. Fantastic goal from Mata. Looks like Arsenal are going out. Mourinho has done it again.

    RRM: Mata just oozes class. He should be first name on any teamsheet.

    Ashley Williams: Mata shows Arsenal how to shoot and score. Quality strike.

  69. 2119: 
    GOAL- Burnley 0-1 West Ham - Matt Taylor, pen (76 mins)

    I told you a goal was coming, and it is West Ham who get it. Jason Shackell fouls Kevin Nolan in the box and Matt Taylor calmly places the resulting penalty into the net. Burnley have got less than 15 minutes to find an equaliser.

  70. 2118: 
    PENALTY to West Ham- Burnley 0-0 West Ham
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    Angus Wakefield: This London derby is a significant game for the Premier League. Title will be decided by who has the strongest bench.

    Paul Harris: When you can afford to have Mata in your second XI, you know you have too much money.

    Karen Langley: Can't believe Mourinho doesn't play Mata, has barely any strikers and wants to buy more midfielders.

  72. 2117: 
    CLOSE!- Arsenal 0-2 Chelsea

    Arsenal might have more of their big guns on now in the shape of Mesut Ozil and Olivier Giroud but it is still Chelsea on top, and looking more likely to add to their lead. Ramires, on for Kevin De Bruyne, bursts down the right and chips the ball over the sprawled Lukasz Fabianski... Arsenal need Laurent Koscielny to clear the danger at the near post.

  73. 2116: 
    GOAL- Birmingham 1-3 Stoke - Marko Arnautovic (71 mins)

    This is a classy finish by Marko Arnautovic, sidefooting home from the edge of the area after good work - and a good cross - from Steven N'Zonzi. Stoke are 15 minutes away from a place in the quarter-finals.

  74. 2114: 
    Man Utd 2-0 Norwich

    A break in play stretches to five minutes as Robert Snodgrass receives extensive treatment after a clash of heads as he bravely dives in to get his head on a cross. The Norwich winger is eventually carried off on a stretcher. Fingers crossed it is not too serious.

    Anthony Pilkington comes on in his place.

  75. 2112: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Leicester 3-2 Fulham

    Hang on, let's not write Fulham off just yet. Bryan Ruiz has just forced Leicester keeper Kasper Schmeichel into a superb point-blank save. I am not sure how he kep that one out.

  76. 2111: 
    HITS THE WOODWORK- Burnley 0-0 West Ham

    We are getting closer to a breakthrough at Turf Moor. This time it is Burnley who go close, with Kieran Trippier stepping up to fire in a free-kick after Danny Ings was fouled. Trippier curls his shot over the bar but sees the ball bounce back off the top of the bar.

  77. 2109: 
    Leicester 3-2 Fulham

    That Fulham fightback did not really gain much steam. Leicester have taken the sting out of this game and have just gone close to making it 4-2, with Chris Wood forcing Maarten Stekelenburg into action with a smart half-volley.

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    Hugh Merlin: Muniesa for Stoke is on fire. Cant wait to see him get game time in the Premier League. Two assists - easy!

    Robbie Savage, BBC Radio 5 live at The EmiratesArsenal 0-2 Chelsea - Juan Mata

    "Willian did well to win the header to set up Juan Mata and he smashed it in with this right foot. Giroud's finally on for Arsenal but it's too late."

  80. 2106: 
    GOAL- Arsenal 0-2 Chelsea - Juan Mata (66 mins)

    That Arsenal substitution has an impact, but at the other end. This is a special goal too, with Juan Mata meeting a dropping ball near the left-hand edge of the area and darting goalwards before smashing an unstoppable shot into the opposite top corner of the net. Chelsea have one foot in the last eight, although Arsenal's reaction is to make another change - Olivier Giroud for the ineffective Nicklas Bendtner.

    John Murray, BBC commentator at The EmiratesArsenal 0-1 Chelsea

    "This has re-raised the question that some people asked at the start of the season - what do Arsenal do if Olivier Giroud gets injured?"

  82. 2105: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Arsenal 0-1 Chelsea

    Seconds after Aaron Ramsey sends a fierce shot skidding wide of the Chelsea goal, the home fans get what they wanted. No, not an equaliser - but Mesut Ozil is on, replacing Ryo Miyaichi.

  83. 2104: 
    DISALLOWED GOAL- Burnley 0-0 West Ham

    That flurry of goals does not go as far as Turf Moor, unfortunately. Especially for West Ham. They have been better so far in the second half and their fans though their side had taken the lead.

    Joe Cole stops Modibo Maiga's shot before subsequently finding the back of the net with an overhead kick, but the midfielder is flagged offside. That would have been special. It wasn't.

  84. 2101: 
    Arsenal 0-1 Chelsea

    An hour gone at the Emirates and still no sign of any Arsenal improvement. The home fans are making a lot of noise - but only because they want Arsene Wenger to make some changes. Chelsea look comfortable.

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    Tom Holmes: Eto'o and Bendtner look so far behind the other 20 players on the pitch, they've both been awful today.

    Darren Sewell: Bendnter would be a lethal centre back - seems all he can do is play it away from goal!

    Edward Leger: Is Bendtner trying to draw inspiration from the haircut of a certain Zlatan Ibrahimovic?

    Robbie Savage, BBC Radio 5 live at The Emirates

    "You have to have sympathy for Nicklas Bendtner. Every little mistake and the crowd are on at him. He looks so short on confidence, Wenger needs to get Olivier Giroud on."

  87. 2058: 
    GOAL- Birmingham 1-2 Stoke - Peter Crouch

    Stoke are back in front. Marc Muniesa crosses from the right and Peter Crouch places his header beyond Colin Doyle and just inside the far post. A class finish from the big man. He scored on Saturday as well, so he is on fire at the moment.

  88. 2057: 
    GOAL- Man Utd 2-0 Norwich - Javier Hernandez (54 mins)

    Just when Norwich were starting to improve... this. Alex Buttner crosses from the left and Javier Hernandez heads home his second goal of the game, at the second attempt. Mark Bunn saved his first effort.

  89. 2055: 
    GOAL- Leicester 3-2 Fulham - Hugo Rodallega (54 mins)

    The Foxes no longer have breathing space. Elsad Zverotic's cross finds Hugo Rodallega who is unmarked and finds the net with a powerful header. Quite similar to that last Leicester goal, actually.

  90. 2053: 
    GOAL- Leicester 3-1 Fulham - Ignasi Miquel (53 mins)

    The Foxes have breathing space. Ignasi Miquel is unmarked in the box and powers home a bullet header from a Danny Drinkwater cross.

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    Hmmm, it seems not everyone is gripped by League Cup fever tonight..,

    Roy in Dundee: I Used to enjoy watching this cup as it gave a glimpse of the players coming through at the big clubs. Even that has been taken away from us though by the 'bottomless pit' clubs. I can't be bothered with it and yearn for UEFA doing something to bring some semblance of sanity and fair play back into football.

  92. 2052: 
    Leicester 2-1 Fulham

    An early chance for Leicester, who are looking to extend their lead. Lloyd Dyer, on as a half-time substitute for the injured Paul Konchesky, is played in for Danny Drinkwater but he fires wide at the near post.

  93. 2052: 
    KICK-OFF- Man Utd 1-0 Norwich

    United and Norwich are back out now as well. No changes from either side at the break.

  94. 2051:  
    Robbie Savage, BBC Radio 5 live at The EmiratesArsenal 0-1 Chelsea

    With Arsenal subs Mesut Ozil and Olivier Giroud warming up at the Emirates: "Wenger needs to get them on now. They're at the game, so he might as well. If he leaves it late, they risk coming on with out a decent warm-up and risk getting injured."

  95. 2049: 
    Arsenal 0-1 Chelsea

    Chelsea have started the second half where they left off at the end of the first. By keeping the ball well and going at Arsenal. Samuel Eto'o lets fly from the edge of the box but his low effort fizzes wide.

  96. 2048: 

    And the second half has started at St Andrew's, Turf Moor and the King Power Stadium too. Just Old Trafford we are waiting on, then.

  97. 2047: 
    KICK-OFF- Arsenal 0-1 Chelsea

    We are back under way at the Emirates, where Arsenal have some work to do.

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    Hugh Moxon: As a Newcastle fan I am a big supporter of Chris Hughton but he's got to go. Such a good Norwich squad are struggling under him.

  99. 2046: 
    Man Utd 1-0 Norwich - Match stats
    Man Utd v Norwich match stats

    This is the story of the game so far at Old Trafford too. United are on top in every department.

    Dan Walker, BBC Sport

    "Someone needs to tell Bendtner that he's in the shop window tonight and currently residing in the bargain bucket."

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    mwangikiara: Is Januzaj really only 18? The boy looks so mature and calm. What a prospect.

    Mark: Zaha and Adnan excite me like Rooney and Ronaldo in 2004-6. Fergie left Moyes some real potential, hope he unleashes it.

    Shane Lees: I've never seen quite so much hype about a player as distinctly unremarkable as Adnan Januzaj.

  102. 2044: 
    Arsenal 0-1 Chelsea - Match stats
    Arsenal v Chelsea HT Match stats

    Here's the half-time stats from the Emirates. The message to Arsenal is 'must do better'.

    HALF-TIME- Man Utd 1-0 Norwich

    BBC Radio Manchester's Bill Rice at Old Trafford: "United deserve their lead and have been in control of the game with Adnan Januzaj looking particularly bright. Norwich have plenty of work to do. They have struggled to unsettle United.

    "Despite the visitors looking composed and neat in possession, Johan Elmander has found himself isolated up front."

    Conor McNamara, BBC commentator at Old TraffordMan Utd 1-0 Norwich

    "Manchester United comfortably in front, Norwich have not offered much at all."

    Javier Hernandez
    Alistair Bruce-Ball at the King Power Stadium, BBC SportLeicester 2-1 Fulham - Chris Wood

    "That was a chaotic goal for Fulham to concede."

  106. 2035: 
    HALF-TIME- Man Utd 1-0 Norwich
  107. 2035: 
    Man Utd 1-0 Norwich

    Three minutes of stoppage time to be played at Old Trafford and it is Adnan Januzaj who is posing the most obvious threat for the hosts. The Belgian teenager has a pair of shots blocked by a despairing Norwich defence at the end of another twinkle-toed dribble. He really is quite good, isn't he?

  108. 2033: 
    HALF-TIME- Burnley 0-0 West Ham

    Half-time at Turf Moor, where Burnley were looking more dangerous before the break. A lot more dangerous, actually...

    Kieran Trippier curled a beautiful ball behind the West Ham defence and Sam Vokes escaped his marker to direct a header that smashed back off the post. It would not have counted had it been on target, though, with Vokes having strayed just offside.

  109. 2032: 
    RED CARD - BIRMINGHAM'S WADE ELLIOT- Birmingham 1-1 Stoke

    Ugly scenes at the end of the half at St Andrew's as the hosts have Wade Elliott sent off. The midfielder is involved in an off the ball incident with Stoke's Oussama Assaidi and referee Simon Hooper shows him a straight red card.

  110. 2031: 
    HALF-TIME- Arsenal 0-1 Chelsea
  111. 2030: 
    GOAL- Leicester 2-1 Fulham - Chris Wood (45 mins)

    Quite a turnaround at the King Power. Paul Konchesky plays in Chris Wood, Leicester's hat-trick hero against Carlisle in the last round, and he runs through to put the Championship side ahead. That was too easy, especially from Fulham's point of view. Worth mentioning Konchesky does not celebrate against his old club.

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    Wolfy: Januzaj always said his favoured position was the No10. I believe him now. Great behind Hernandez.

    Sophie Gayter: Feel Zaha is exactly what United have been missing this season. Bright, pacy, creative, bit of flair. Give the lad some games!

  113. 2028: 
    Man Utd 1-0 Norwich

    It is Manchester United who look more like scoring further goals at Old Trafford. David Moyes' men were looking content enough to nurse their one-goal lead through to half-time, but Adnan Januzaj almost extended their advantage with a curling effort just wide from the edge of the area. That one was a whisker away.

  114. 2025: 
    GOAL- Leicester 1-1 Fulham - Wes Morgan (41 mins)

    Leicester are level and Maarten Stekelenburg will not enjoy watching replays of this one. The Fulham keeper makes a hash of his attempt to push away an Anthony Knockaert free-kick and Wes Morgan heads the dropping ball past him and into the net.

    Conor McNamara, BBC commentator at Old Trafford

    "Adnan Janujaz looks to be relishing playing in a more central role and he's running around like a little trick-or-treater out there."

  116. 2023: 
    Burnley 0-0 West Ham

    A first sniff for West Ham, and a first effort on goal by them too. It is not much of a scare for Burnley. though. James Tomkins sends a downward header goalwards but it is easily collected by Tom Heaton.

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    Will Rider in Nottingham: You know Chelsea have strength in depth when their second XI would seriously challenge for a place in the top four.

  118. 2021:  
    Robbie Savage, BBC Radio 5 live at The EmiratesArsenal 0-1 Chelsea

    "Arsenal are struggling because they're not able to build off Nicklas Bendtner, Nothing that's played up to him is sticking and it means Arsenal can't keep pressure on."

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  119. 2019: 
    Man Utd 1-0 Norwich

    About 10 minutes to go until the break and not much in the way of a response from Norwich so far. Ryan Bennett has headed a Robert Snodgrass free-kick straight at Anders Lindegaard and the United keeper saves comfortably.

  120. 2019: 
    Leicester 0-1 Fulham

    Leicester have stepped up a gear since going behind but they are still struggling to get anywhere near their Premier League opponents. Martin Jol's side are passing it around with ease and dominating possession but the home side have just had their first shot on target, Chris Wood firing straight at Maarten Stekelenburg in the Fulham goal.

  121. 2018: 
    Man Utd 1-0 Norwich

    In the absence of Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie, striker Javier Hernandez is doing his best to press his case for more first-team game time - in other words he needs more goals. The Mexican international gets his head on Ashley Young's free-kick from the left, but can only glance straight into Mark Bunn's gloves. Close, but no cigar.

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    Alessandro Corbino: Jenkinson has had a Nastasic there!

    Matt Barron: Jenkinson has had the proverbial mare. Shocker.

    Ryan Mould: Calamitous defending.

  123. 2015: 
    Arsenal 0-1 Chelsea

    Not so hot this from Cesar Azpilicueta, who gives the ball away near his own area. Nacho Monreal brings the ball forward and fizzes an angled shot a yard wide. Almost an instant Arsenal equaliser.

    Robbie Savage, BBC Radio 5 live at The EmiratesArsenal 0-1 Chelsea

    "The Chelsea goal started with Santi Cazorla's poor corner. Cesar Azpilicueta just gambled. It was a terrible header from Carl Jenkinson, he had to put all the power into it himself and it just wasn't strong enough."

  125. 2012: 
    GOAL- Birmingham 1-1 Stoke - Tom Adeyemi (28 mins)

    St Andrew's erupts into a cacophony of noise as the hosts pull level. A quick breakaway sees Nikola Zigic work the ball to Lee Novak in the box and the former Huddersfield striker selflessly picks out the onrushing Tom Adeyemi, who calmly slots the ball past Thomas Sorensen.

  126. 2010: 
    GOAL- Arsenal 0-1 Chelsea - Cesar Azpilicueta (25 mins)

    This is some break by Chelsea, who rip Arsenal apart. The Blues pour forward from a corner and when Aaron Ramsey challenges Michael Essien, the ball spins up and Carl Jenkinson makes a hash of his attempted back-header.

    That allows Cesar Azpilicueta, who has not stopped running from his own area, to poke it past the onrushing Lukasz Fabianski. That's Azpilicueta's reward for persevering.

  127. 2009:  
    Robbie Savage, BBC Radio 5 live at The EmiratesArsenal 0-0 Chelsea

    "Chelsea's Juan Mata has started the game so well. He's the most influential player on the pitch, always demanding the ball. Nicklas Bendtner has done OK for Arsenal so far but the majority of the play has been in the middle of the park, so he hasn't seen much of the ball."

  128. 2008: 
    Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

    Despite their bright start, Chelsea had not managed a shot on goal in the first 20 minutes. That has changed now - Kevin De Bruyne had a pop from the edge of the area but Lukasz Fabianski saved the Belgian's curling effort comfortably.

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    Nik Gunson: Another screamer from an on-loan Liverpool player!

  130. 2005: 
    GOAL- Man Utd 1-0 Norwich - Javier Hernandez (20 mins, pen)
    Javier Hernandez scores against Norwich

    The goals are flying in now. Adnan Januzaj goes down under a challenge from Leroy Fer and referee Kevin Friend points to the spot. Javier Hernandez will take it for United... and he makes no mistake, finding the bottom left-hand corner of the net.

  131. 2004: 
    PENALTY to Man Utd- Man Utd 0-0 Norwich
  132. 2003: 
    GOAL- Leicester 0-1 Fulham - Hugo Rodallega (18 mins)

    Hang on... Fulham have not just had a shot... they have only gone and scored too. Damian Duff finds Huga Rodallega, who beats the offside trap to sidefoot home.

  133. 2003: 
    CLOSE!- Burnley 0-0 West Ham

    Better from Burnley too, who twice go close to taking the lead in the space of seconds.

    First, Junior Stanislas' low shot is just pushed around his post by West Ham keeper Adrian before the single-monikered Spanish keeper pulls off a superb one-handed save when Danny Ings smashes a rising effort goalwards from the resulting corner.

  134. 2002: 
    Man Utd 0-0 Norwich

    Back to Old Trafford, where Norwich are waking up, or at least threatening to. Their best attack so far has seen Nathan Redmond send a shot trundling wide after a mazy run past a couple of Manchester United defenders.

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    Jamie Atkins: Essien and Bendtner in the line-ups makes me feel like I've travelled back in time.

  136. 1958: 
    Leicester 0-0 Fulham

    No chances to speak of yet at the King Power Stadium. In fact, not much to speak of at all. Are Fulham trying to go longer than 82 minutes (see 1918) without having a shot? It looks like it.

  137. 1957: 
    Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

    Arsenal still look pretty sluggish to me, especially Nicklas Bendtner. He has touched the ball three times and given it away twice. Chelsea, on the other hand, come forward with purpose every time they win possession.

  138. 1956: 
    Man Utd 0-0 Norwich

    Quite a low-key start at Old Trafford with both sides trying to get to grips with new-look line-ups.

    Ashley Young took up a chance to shoot from a free-kick 30 yards from goal, but crashed his effort straight into the Canaries' wall. That's the best opening at either end so far.

    Robbie Savage, BBC Radio 5 live at The EmiratesArsenal 0-0 Chelsea

    "David Luiz is better suited to playing in a defensive midfield role. He reads the game well and has good passing range. I just think, as a centre-half, he's prone to too many errors."

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    Jamie in Loughborough: Leicester have a strong team out tonight, I think they could beat Fulham. The Foxes have won 2-1 eight times this season - tonight could be nine.

  141. 1953: 
    GOAL- Birmingham 0-1 Stoke - Oussama Assaidi (10 mins)

    Our first goal of the night, and Oussama Assaidi's first goal for Stoke. The Moroccan, who is on loan from Liverpool, lets fly with a real humdinger that flies past Colin Doyle and into the net via the woodwork.

  142. 1952: 
    Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

    Chelsea are still dominating possession. Most of it is in their own half, but it is not like Arsenal to be out-passed on their own patch.

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    Joe Hodgson: Seven champions League winners in Chelsea's second-string starting line-up.

    Objectivekritic: Credit to Chelsea scouting team, we're crying for depth last season, now, we have too much.

    Robbie Savage, BBC Radio 5 live at The EmiratesArsenal 0-0 Chelsea

    It's very congested in the midfield but a positive start from Chelsea. Some of these players have plenty to prove to their manager, Eto'o and Mata among them.

  145. 1950: 
    Birmingham 0-0 Stoke

    An early sniff for Stoke, as Marko Arnautovic chases down a short backpass. Fortunately for Birmingham, their keeper Colin Doyle reacts quickly and gets to the ball first. Arnautovic has looked very lively so far.

  146. 1948: 
    Burnley 0-0 West Ham

    We have not seen much of prolific Burnley strike duo Danny Ings and Sam Vokes so far. West Ham have been pushing the home side back in the early stages. Carlton Cole HAS had a touch, but was caught in possession. He looks a bit rusty, understandably.

  147. 1947: 
    Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

    Chelsea have started brightly and have had a lot more of the ball in the first couple of minutes. No chances yet, just a Blues corner... which was easily cleared.

  148. 1946: 

    And at St Andrew's and Old Trafford too.

  149. 1945: 

    We are under way at the Emirates and the King Power Stadium... and Turf Moor too.

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    Vishal Ghabak: Chelsea's starting XI for today's match can challenge any top European team.

    Sameer Shirodkar: Arsenal vs Chelsea was supposed to be boys vs boys. After looking at the line ups, it is boys vs men.

    Germaine Watson: Going with Chelsea - Essien and Mikel to play a major role in breaking up Arsenal play in midfield.

  151. 1943: 
    Arsenal v Chelsea (1945 BST)

    So, the top two in the Premier League meet for the first time this season. Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho waits for Arsene Wenger by the tunnel and greets him with a handshake and a smile. And I thought they were old enemies?

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    Nathan Boyd: If you ever needed to question Chelsea's strength in depth, they have bought Eto'o in as a Carling cup player.

    Damian Fogarty: Wenger has learnt the hard way and is keeping strong midfield. Bendtner now has his chance. Giroud needs break.

    Hary Manoharan: Is Bendtner copying Tom Huddlestone? It's the only reason why he could be forgiven for having such a horrible crop.

  153. 1941: 

    Crowd update: Turf Moor is looking a little bit busier than the Emirates but there are still a few gaps to be filled at Old Trafford too. I've not seen St Andrew's or the King Power Stadium so cannot really comment. If you are there, let me know.

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    A couple of Birmingham fans, well placed to comment on the the trophy glory vs league survival debate...

    Neil in Macclesfield: I wouldn't change a thing. Every team goes through good and bad times but only three teams every year can win a major trophy and we were one of them in 2011.

    Mark Galloway Coventry: All I'm looking for is survival in the Championship. This game is nice but will be a complete distraction if we find ourselves in League One come May!

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    Sam in London:United's midfield have the talent to be the best in the world in five years.

    Justin in Reading: Ferdinand and Vidic are short on match fitness so perfect game for them. They are United's number one centre-back pair.

    Degs in North Wales: United's youngsters could have a lot of attacking fun tonight. Think there are going to be some tasty surprises in the other matches tonight, too.

  156. 1935: 
    Arsenal v Chelsea (1945 BST)

    So, 10 minutes until our five Capital One Cup fourth-round ties get started. The Emirates is not exactly looking like a packed house at the moment - a shame if it stays that way because, despite a total of 18 team changes from Arsenal and Chelsea, there will be some terrific talent on display.

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    Jayesh Menon: All of Bendtner's shenanigans will be forgiven if he can help us win this game.

    Andrew Askew: Got this funny feeling that Bendtner will score a ha-trick tonight...

    Birmingham v Stoke (1945 GMT)
    Stoke boss Mark Hughes

    When it is the end of October and your team have not won in the league since the end of August, a run in the Capital One Cup is pretty useful when it comes to keeping fans on your side. Losing to a team from the division below probably isn't.

    Mark Hughes, who reached the semi-finals of the League Cup as Manchester City boss in 2010, thinks a win tonight at Birmingham could turn Stoke's season around.

    He told his club's official website: "I've said it before that if you have a good cup run it can help you with your league form. It's a good game for us at this moment in time.

    "There are fine margins at the moment but we know we're capable of going up against good teams and getting good performances and results."

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    Joseph Dempsey in Lancashire: No Kagawa? Not even on the bench? It's not like Moyes is resting him for the league either. What does he have to do?

    Isaac in Cambridge: As a Gooner, I'm surprised by Ramsey and Wilshere starting again. Totally overplayed before three huge games, injury would be disastrous.

    Birmingham v Stoke (1945 GMT)

    I have been asking you how much glory means to you as a football fan and I would be particularly interested to hear from Birmingham fans.

    They won this competition in 2011 but have not had much to smile about since, especially when it comes to the club's finances. That's why Blues boss Lee Clark wants to make further progress after knocking holders Swansea out in the last round.

    "I'm conscious of the situation every time we play," Clark said. "I just want to give the fans a little bit of happiness. I want to make them feel as good as I possibly can. A good cup run can do that - I felt that after the Swansea game."

  161. 1924: 
    Burnley v West Ham (1945 GMT)

    Burnley manager Sean Dyche, speaking on BBC Radio 5 live: "The whole town is feeling good, because football is very important here. There's a lot going on at Burnley at the moment and a lot of attention. It's enjoyable but I've told the players our focus has to be on the games. Sam Allardyce is well travelled and knows what it's about. He will put out a team he thinks can get the win."

  162. 1922: 
    Burnley v West Ham (1945 GMT)
    Burnley manager Sean Dyche

    As well as Danny Ings and Sam Vokes, there are a few reasons why Big Sam is probably not relishing his side's trip to Turf Moor tonight. One of them is the welcome he will get as a former manager of the Clarets' near neighbours Bolton. Another is Burnley boss Sean Dyche, whose success in taking his team to the top of the Championship has seen him dubbed the "Ginger Mourinho".

    Why are Dyche's side in such superb form? "The biggest thing I have promoted to these players is having no fear, just going out and playing with an open mind," Dyche told The Guardian. "They know they're organised, they know they're fit enough and it allows them that mental clarity to go for the performances."

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    Plenty of Manchester United fans seem quite pleased to see Wilfried Zaha get a start...

    Shane McMenemy: I don't rate our central midfield but Zaha and Januzaj together will be interesting. Looks like Januzaj has a free role.

    Mehran Ebrahimi: So excited to see our wingers play tonight. Zaha on one and Januzaj on the other! Exciting times ahead for Manchester United.

    Chasekross: Happy to see Zaha in the Manchester United team.

  164. 1918: 
    Leicester v Fulham (1945 GMT)

    Look away now if you are a Fulham fan. Your side took 82 minutes to even have a shot against Southampton on Saturday. It was off target too. The Cottagers were comprehensively out-played in a 2-0 defeat at St Mary's and now they face a tough trip to face Championship high-flyers Leicester, who lie second in the table.

    Foxes boss Nigel Pearson fancies his side's chances too. "We're not necessarily underdogs," he told the Daily Mirror. "We're aware of the differences between the two sides but we have strong self-belief and we'll be trying to win."

    BREAKING TEAM NEWS- Leicester v Fulham (1945 GMT)

    For Leicester, leading scorer David Nugent drops to the bench after overcoming illness with Chris Wood replacing him in the starting XI.

    Fulham boss Martin Jol makes nine changes from the side that lost 2-0 against Southampton at the weekend. Adel Taarabt comes in to make his fifth start for the club, while Hugo Rodallega and Damien Duff also start.

    Leicester's starting XI: Schmeichel, Wasilewski, Morgan, Miquel, Konchesky, Hammond, James, Drinkwater, Knockaert, Wood, Schluup.

    Fulham's starting XI: Stekelenburg; Zverotic, Hughes, Senderos, Riise; Duff, Karagounis, Boateng, Kacaniklic; Taarabt; Rodallega.

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    Sam in London: Chelsea seem to have so much more depth and options in their squad compared to Arsenal with the likes of Mata and Ba, however I'm sure Wenger will put up a fight tonight! Come on you Gunners!

    Robbie Savage, BBC Radio 5 live at The EmiratesArsenal v Chelsea (1945 BST)

    "It's a big game for Nicklas Bendtner and a big season for him. It's about time he started playing like the best player in the world because that's what he thinks he is."

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    TEAM NEWS- Birmingham City v Stoke City (1945 GMT)

    Stoke City are taking no chances as they name a strong team for the trip to Championship side Birmingham.

    Peter Crouch starts as a lone striker while Jermaine Pennant, Marko Arnautovic and Oussama Assaidi all feature in Mark Hughes's starting XI.

    Birmingham manager Lee Clark has also opted to play one striker in attack, with Nikola Zigic starting for the second successive game.

    Birmingham's starting XI: Doyle; Caddis, Burn, Robinson, Hancox; Adeyemi, Reilly; Elliott, Novak, Ferguson; Zigic

    Stoke's starting XI: Sorensen; Wilson, Shawcross (c), Huth, Muniesa; Pennant, Palacios, Arnautovic, Nzonzi, Assaidi; Crouch

  169. 1912: 
    The return of Razor?
    Neil Ruddock

    Seeing the name Ruddock in West Ham's team rang a few alarm bells here. I knew West Ham were short of strikers but were they also so stretched at the back that they had to resign their old defender Neil?

    Razor was last seen on Celebrity Big Brother earlier this year, where he reminded us why, at his last club Swindon in 2003, they could not find him a big enough pair of shorts to play in.

    Rest assured Hammers fans, it is not Razor who is in your starting XI. Instead it is teenage midfielder Pelly Ruddock, who joined from Boreham Wood in 2011.

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    Tommi Scott: Where's all the hype from Turf Moor? We are winning this cup this year!

    Txby: I like this Arsenal line up. It seems Wenger is getting it right now with the midfield filled with experience.

    Felix Deku: Mourinho's first spell at Chelsea started with the League Cup. Second spell will be same.

  171. 1907: 
    Burnley v West Ham (1945 GMT)
    Burnley strikers Sam Vokes and Danny Ings

    You've probably noticed there seems to have been a lot of chat about who has the best strike partnership in the country right now. Most people have gone for Liverpool pairing Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge, but anyone who has seen Burnley play this season might think differently.

    The Clarets' front two of England Under-21 striker Danny Ings and Wales international Sam Vokes (pictured above) have propelled them to eight straight wins in all competitions, and to the top of the Championship.

    Ings (13) and Vokes (eight) have scored 21 goals between them this season but the real beauty is the way they link-up. "They have been unbelievable," said Burnley defender Kieran Trippier. "They are full of confidence and they have a great understanding."

    West Ham boss Sam Allardyce, who has been forced to play without a recognised front man because of a shortage of fit strikers, is probably a) jealous and b) a bit scared.

    Mind you, Carlton Cole is back for the Hammers tonight. Who needs a strike partner when you have got Carlton on his own up front?

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    Sebastian Kuzoe: Staying up is more important. Fans want glory but club owners take money into consideration first. He who pays the piper...

    Tunde Akere: As a Chelsea fan, I have been used to winning trophies for the last decade now and I won't mind any kind of trophy.

    BREAKING NEWS- Burnley v West Ham (1945 GMT)

    West Ham boss Sam Allardyce gives Carlton Cole his first start since re-joining the club at Burnley tonight.

    The 30-year-old striker signed a three-month deal at the Hammers earlier this month and comes into the side, with Ricardo Vaz Te out injured.

    In-form strike duo Danny Ings and Sam Vokes - who have scored 21 goals between them this season - start for the home side.

    Burnley's starting XI: Heaton, Trippier, Mee, Shackell, Long, Edgar, Stock,Treacy, Stanislas, Vokes, Ings

    West Ham's starting XI: Adrian, Tomkins, Maiga, Taylor, O'Brien, Diame, C.Cole, J.Cole, Potts, Ruddock, Chambers

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    Krish in Leeds: Vidic and Ferdinand starting in the League Cup. How the mighty have fallen. A pairing who won the Champions League five years ago ... changing of the guard at Old Trafford.

    BREAKING TEAM NEWS- Man Utfd v Norwich (1945 GMT)

    Striker Wayne Rooney drops to the bench while Wilfried Zaha makes his first appearance under David Moyes since the Charity Shield as Manchester United make nine changes from the side that beat Stoke on Saturday.

    Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic are back in the centre of defence while Adnan Januzaj returns to the starting XI, with Javier Hernandez alone up front.

    Manchester United starting XI: Lindegaard; Rafael, Ferdinand, Vidic, Buttner, Zaha, Cleverley, Jones, Young, Januzaj, Hernandez.

    BREAKING TEAM NEWS- Arsenal v Chelsea (1945 BST)

    As promised, Jose Mourinho makes wholesale changes to the Chelsea team that beat Manchester City on Sunday - 10 actually. Gary Cahill stays in the team. Juan Mata, David Luiz, Willian, Michael Essien and Samuel Eto'o are among the players to come in.

    Chelsea's starting XI: Schwarzer; Azpilicueta, Cahill, D Luiz, Bertrand; Essien (c), Mikel, De Bruyne, Mata, Willian, Eto'o.

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    Manchester United programme cover v Norwich City.

    Javier Hernandez graces the cover of the Manchester United programme tonight.

    BREAKING TEAM NEWS- Man United v Norwich (1945 GMT)

    Johan Elmander starts up front in a Norwich team that shows eight changes from the team that drew 0-0 with Cardiff on Saturday. Midfielder Leroy Fer and Robert Snodgrass, along with defender Sebastien Bassong, are the only survivors.

    Norwich's starting XI: Bunn; Whittaker, R. Bennett, Bassong, Garrido; Snodgrass, Fer, Johnson, Redmond; Hoolahan; Elmander

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    How much does cup glory matter to you?

    Ash: Although I'd love to see Norwich get as far as Wembley, staying up has always got to be the priority,

    Sandra Farrell: Unfortunately, I experienced winning the FA Cup and relegation last year. We'll always have the Cup, wouldn't swap it for staying up.

    Rambo: For Arsenal fans it's all about the glory. We need a cup run and a win. If not, Wenger will be off and we'll be done for.

    BREAKING TEAM NEWS- Arsenal v Chelsea (1945 BST)

    Arsenal make eight changes from the team that beat Crystal Palace on Saturday. Aaron Ramsey, Santi Cazorla and Laurent Koscielny are the three men to keep their place. Nicklas Bendtner starts up front.

    Arsenal's starting XI: Fabianski, Jenkinson, Vermaelen, Koscielny, Monreal, Ramsey, Wilshere, Rosicky, Cazorla, Ryo, Bendtner

  181. 1854: 
    Arsenal v Chelsea (1945 BST)

    Arsenal versus Chelsea is the tie of the round on paper, but Blues boss Jose Mourinho feels that fans will be denied a true spectacle by the scheduling of this game, just over 48 hours since his side beat Manchester City in the Premier League.

    Mourinho has not been the most cheerful chap since he returned to west London and having to play tonight because of TV demands has not exactly improved his mood.

    "We are going to give the game that the people that put the game on Tuesday want," said Mourinho, who won the 2005 and 2007 League Cup during his first spell as Blues boss.

    "If they want a big game, we cannot give the big game. If they want the players that were playing [on Sunday], we cannot give them that.

    "If they want Arsenal to win a trophy, that's a help, because if they want a big game between two big teams in London, they should put the game on Wednesday and not on Tuesday."

  182. 1850: 
    Jose Mourinho

    Speaking of David Moyes, here is a quick message for the Manchester United boss. When you need a first trophy, the Capital One Cup is a good place to start. Just ask Jose Mourinho.

    The League Cup (then known as the Carling Cup) was the first pot he won in English football, in 2005, when his side beat Liverpool 3-2 in extra-time in what you might remember as being a thrilling final in Cardiff.

    You may also recall that Mourinho got sent off for taunting Reds fans after Mateja Kezman scored the Blues' winner. Kezman. Remember him? He didn't do much else for Chelsea, did he?

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    Andrew Priestley: A win tonight for Manchester United would be another step in he right direction. Great to see Darren Fletcher returning last night, too.

    Aaron Bower: Not a single side from League One or Two in the fourth round of League Cup. Makes Bradford's effort of reaching final last year even greater.

  184. 1845: 

    The two managers I mentioned earlier who have won significant silverware on these shores?

    No, not West Ham's Sam Allardyce - his 1998 League Two title with Notts County doesn't count.

    Neither does winning what is now known as League One - which is what current Manchester United supremo David Moyes did with Preston in 2000 - or finishing top of the Championship either. Norwich boss Chris Hughton did that with Newcastle in 2010.

    Moyes's Community Shield does NOT count either. Don't even mention it. He won't be.

    Only Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger and Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, who meet tonight in the tie of the fourth round, know how it feels to pick a team that wins something in English football. Mind you, it has been a while now Arsene, hasn't it?

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    Andrew Harvey: On my way to first ever Arsenal home game. Come on you Gunners!!!!!!!

    Mashidur Miah: Going for a 2-0 win to Arsenal. Maybe a shock scoreline but I have faith in team Wenger will put out.

  186. 1842: 

    I think Alan Pardew makes a number of good points there, starting with the fact everybody - yes, even Premier League managers - start thinking a bit more about the League Cup if they make it through to the quarter-finals.

    What I want to know from you lot is how much GLORY means. How would winning a cup or seeing your side walk out at Wembley compare to going up (if you are outside the top flight) or staying up (if you are already there).

    And how confident are you about A) getting through tonight and B) all the way to Wembley.

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  187. 1840: 

    Here's Newcastle boss Alan Pardew, whose team play Manchester City in their fourth-round tie tomorrow, talking about the Capital One Cup.

    "If we beat City I think it would get people talking because then we'd be down to the last eight and it all becomes a bit serious then," Pardew said.

    "I think any team in the Premier League can consider this a tournament they can win. For the Champions League clubs maybe it's a little down on their agenda but it's high on our agenda.

    "For us this year it is a priority. We want to win a trophy for our fans."

  188. 1838: 

    Here's what we've got to look forward to tonight. Five ties, involving seven Premier League sides and three from the Championship. All kicking off at 1945 BST. Those lower-tier teams all have home advantage, just to make things extra interesting.

    Arsenal v Chelsea

    Birmingham City v Stoke City

    Burnley v West Ham United

    Leicester City v Fulham

    Manchester United v Norwich City

    Team news will be coming up from around 1845 BST too.

  189. 1834: 
    Chelsea midfielder Juan Mata

    Yes, hello and welcome to the fourth round of the Capital One Cup, or most of it anyway. Let's be realistic, at this stage, we are probably still looking at second string XIs for many of the teams involved. That means no Robin van Persie, Mesut Ozil or Fernando Torres but when that means the likes of Wilfried Zaha, Serge Gnabry and Juan Mata getting a rare chance to shine in the first team, then is that a very bad thing? I think not.

  190. 1830: 
    The Capital One Cup

    Here's a thought: of the 16 managers who have a team left in this season's Capital One Cup, only two have won a major honour as a boss in this country.

    How much does getting their hands on a trophy mean to the rest of them? I guess we will get an idea when tonight's teams are announced.

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