Liverpool see off cup challenge from old rivals Leeds

22 September 2009 08:59
Liverpool overcame a determined challenge from once-mighty rivals Leeds United with a 1-0 win at Elland Road in the third round of the League Cup on Tuesday.[LNB] Leeds, currently top of League One (division three) but Liverpool's equals in the top division for decades until their relegation five years ago, succumbed to a 66th minute goal scored by 20-year-old French striker David Ngog.[LNB] Championship (second division) side Barnsley did manage a win over Premier League opposition when they beat last season's semi-finalists Burnley 3-2 at Oakwell with Argentine defender Hugo Colace scoring the 75th minute decider.[LNB] Portsmouth, bottom of the Premier League after losing their opening league six games of the season, won 3-1 at League One (third division) Carlisle United, but had to come from behind before advancing.[LNB] Premier League sides Arsenal, Blackburn Rovers, Sunderland and Stoke City all went through to Saturday's fourth round draw.[LNB] Arsenal, fielding eight teenagers, beat Championship leaders West Bromwich Albion 2-0 at home with 18-year-old London-born striker Sanchez Watt opening the scoring on his debut and Carlos Vela adding the other.[LNB] Sunderland were 2-0 winners over Premier League rivals Birmingham City while Blackburn Rovers won 1-0 at Championship side Nottingham Forest.[LNB] In a seven-goal thriller at the Britannia Stadium Stoke City beat Championship side Blackpool 4-3 with Andy Griffin scoring the winner six minutes into stoppage time after Blackpool had lead 2-0 early in the second half.[LNB] (Editing by Justin Palmer)

Source: Eurosport