Crystal Palace, Norwich and Southampton won in the third round of the Capital One Cup, but Newcastle were shocked by Sheffield Wednesday.
Dwight Gayle scored a hat-trick as Crystal Palace secured their place in the last 16 with a 4-1 win over Charlton at Selhurst Park. Fraizer Campbell had earlier put the Premier League side ahead, with Naby Sarr scoring what proved to be the Addicks’ consolation after Gayle had grabbed his first of the evening from the spot.
Gayle made it 3-0 with another penalty after Alou Diarra was sent off for giving away his second spot kick of the game. The striker, who almost left Palace during the transfer window, rounded off the scoring with a header four minutes from time.
Norwich, meanwhile, beat West Brom 3-0 at Carrow Road, with Matt Jarvis putting the hosts ahead with a fine strike in off the crossbar in the 62nd minute before a Kyle Lafferty strike five minutes from time and then a stoppage-time own goal from Sebastien Pocognoli completed a miserable evening for Albion.
Another Premier League side that failed to make it through were Newcastle as Sheffield Wednesday reached the fourth round for the first time in 14 seasons with a 1-0 win at St James’ Park.
Lewis McGugan scored the Owls’ winner from outside of the box 14 minutes from time, with the Championship club also twice hitting the crossbar as they threatened to heap further misery on Newcastle manager Steve McClaren.
Southampton enjoyed a rather more straightforward evening as braces from Sadio Mane, Jay Rodriguez and Shane Long saw them to a 6-0 win at MK Dons.
Rodriguez curled a shot in off the post to put the Saints ahead before two good finishes from Mane made it 3-0 after just 25 minutes.
Rodriguez then scored his second from the penalty spot three minutes into the second half before Long scored twice in seven second-half minutes to complete the scoring. Long knew little about his first, however, after a Kyle McFadzean clearance hit him in the chest before going in on a night when little went right for the Dons.
In the evening’s other games. Mathieu Flamini struck two rare goals as Arsenal beat Tottenham 2-1 at White Hart Lane, Anthony Martial was on target again as Manchester United beat Ipswich 3-0, while Ramires, Loic Remy, Kenedy and Pedro scored as Chelsea won 4-1 at Walsall.