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By Shamoon Hafez and Tom Rostance

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  1. Good night!

    That's all folks! What an evening in the League Cup.

    Manchester United were taken to a penalty shootout by League One side Rochdale. Liverpool's youngsters were given a proper game in Milton Keynes, Chelsea thwacked Grimsby and West Ham were handed an education in Oxford.

    Catch up with all of the reports here.

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    FT: Chelsea 7-1 Grimsby

    Pat Nevin

    Former Chelsea and Scotland winger on BBC Radio 5 Live

    It's the weirdest draw. There are five teams outside the Premier League and four of them are playing each other. It's incredibly good for them because at least two of them will get through to the next round.

    What will be interesting is the teams the top teams put out. They probably would think they can't put so many kids out but if you're Chelsea you're probably thinking, "yes we can!"

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    Football fans, across the board, tend to struggle with the concept of 'random' draws...

    SMS Message: I don't want to sound like a bitter Liverpool fan but... Man City always get so lucky with Cup draws. from Chris, bitter Liverpool fan
    Chris, bitter Liverpool fan
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    Wonder what's on Luke Matheson's timetable for the morning? Double science, interspersed with an interview with Piers Morgan?

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    SMS Message: Oxford sensational, dominated whole game, Baptiste best player on pitch, Elliott Moore for England. Thanks and goodnight. from Anon
  6. Remember the name!

    Luke Matheson

    Rochdale’s Luke Matheson (16 years, 358 days) is the first 16-year-old to score in the League Cup since Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain for Southampton against Bournemouth in August 2010 (16y 360d).

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    Oliver Morley: Being a Colchester fan I'm happy with the draw winnable games for both sides!! Hope they televise the game, after what happened to Bury you'd think that the Crawley and Colchester game would be televised. Up the Us

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    FT: Oxford Utd 4-0 West Ham

    Andy Townsend

    Ex-Chelsea midfielder on BBC Radio 5 live

    The performance of the evening has to be Oxford, to knock four past this West Ham team is an incredible result for them.

    On West Ham: It's a tournament that with the quality and the depth in the squad, it's a competition West Ham should be looking to progress in. Manuel Pellegrini had that defeat to AFC Wimbledon last season that was humbling but this was on another level to that. To get beat four, that's a trouncing. They were well and truly beaten.

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    Those games will be played in the week beginning 28 October, there will be at least one League One side and at least one League Two side in the quarter-finals!

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    The big one - Crawley v Col U...

  11. Last 16

    Oxford v Sunderland

    Liverpool v Arsenal

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    Crawley v Colchester

    Chelsea v Manchester United

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    Manchester City v Southampton

    Burton Albion v Leicester

  14. Last 16

    Everton v Watford

    Aston Villa v Wolves

  15. Here comes the draw

    All set?

  16. Who's in the hat?

















  17. 'United get away with it'

    Man Utd 1-1 Rochdale (5-3 pens)

    Keith Hill

    Bolton manager on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra

    Outstanding from Rochdale. They've taken Manchester United - one of the kings of the Premier League - all the way to penalties. Just one missed penalty was difference.

    There wasn't too much difference between the sides on the night. United have got away with it.

    I'm glad Rochdale withstood the pressure to reach penalties. An outstanding evening for everyone connected with Rochdale. With Luke Matheson, the heart of English football is still beating with success stories like that.

    There will be no regrets at all. How can you regret going through the emotions of this wonderful game? You've got to remember and harness these occasions. Everybody should be really proud.

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    Aleksandar Todorov: Even though we've won this on penalties it doesn't disguise the fact how utterly shambolic and poor Manchester United are. Ole will probably say that "we've played brilliantly and are worthy winners tonight". Far from the truth I'm afraid.

    Field: Fair play to Rochdale. Best thing about tonight is no United player celebrated, it was a look of embarrassment. They know themselves that wasn't good enough.


    Burton Albion 2-0 Bournemouth

    Burton have done for Premier League opposition once again. They go into the hat for the last 16 draw.