Top 10 League Cup Photos: Shrews, Wolves, Eagles And Windswept Sheep

Chris Wright

21st, September 2011


By Chris Wright

Pies pick of the photos from last night’s League Cup third round action…

The sun sets dramatically behind Elland Road before kick-off of Leeds’ game against Manchester United

Wolves’ Richard Stearman and Millwall’s John Marquis do battle in the air over Molineux. The Premier League side eventually ran out comprehensive 5-0 winners

Chris Eagles celebrates after scoring against Villa during the second-half of Bolton’s 2-0 victory over Big Eck’s side, meaning that the Scot won’t be lifting the trophy twice on the bounce

The moment before impact: Manchester United’s Mame Biram Diouf flies into a tackle with Leeds’ Andy Keogh

A solitary Arsenal fan awaits kick-off ahead of their match against Shrewsbury Town at the Emirates

Shrewsbury’s James Collins gives his side a shock 16th-minute lead at the Emirates, with Mark Wright also rattling the woodword before Kieran Gibbs, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Yossi Benayoun all scored their first Arsenal goals to dig out a 3-1 victory for the Gunners

Leyton Orient winger Dean Cox celebrates after scoring The O’s second goal in the 86th-minute against Blackburn, though it proved to be a consolation with Rovers winning 3-2 thanks to goals from Jason Roberts, Ruben Rochina and Simon Vukcevic

Ryan Giggs gestures to the Leeds fans after scoring Manchester United’s third and final goal in their comfortable 3-0 win. The first two goals came courtesy of a Michael Owen brace on his first appearance of the campaign

Following a goalless 120 minutes of football at the Britannia, Stoke keeper Thomas Sorensen roars after saving Tottenham debutant Massimo Luongo’s penalty thus sealing a 7-6 shootout victory for the Potters

Fabricio Coloccini (curse you, you windswept sheep!) celebrates after heading home Newcastle’s winner in the very last minute of stoppage time and the end of extra time to snare the Toon a dramatic 4-3 victory over Nottingham Forest at the City Ground.

All of Tuesday night’s League Cup third round results…

Aldershot 2-1 Rochdale
Arsenal 3-1 Shrewsbury
Aston Villa 0-2 Bolton
Blackburn 3-2 Leyton Orient
Burnley 2-1 MK Dons
Crystal Palace 2-1 Middlesbrough
Leeds 0-3 Man Utd
Nott’m Forest 3-4 Newcastle (AET)
Stoke 0-0 Tottenham (7-6 pens)
Wolves 5-0 Millwall

[Photos: PA]