Jose Mourinho, who won the League Cup twice during his first stint in charge of Chelsea F, is a step closer to making it a hat-trick after a 2-0 win at Premier League leaders Arsenal. Meanwhile things are looking up for David Moyes as he saw his side book a place in the quarter finals with a 4-0 win over Norwich.
The big game was at the Emirates between Arsenal and Chelsea where Mourinho continued his dominance over Arsene Wenger. Chelsea took the lead in the 25th minute when Carl Jenkinson’s totally misplayed a header back towards Lukasz Fabianski and defender Cesar Azpilicueta took advantage to score.
If that goal was fortunate, there was nothing lucky about the second, however, as Juan Mata showed some fine skill before smashing home a right-footed shot from the edge of the penalty box.
Two goals from Javier Hernandez helped Man United in the quarter finals. Hernandez got his first from the penalty spot in the 20th minute after Fer brought down Adnan Januzaj, and then headed in a second after a good cross from Buttner.
Phil Jones then volleyed in a third and then substitute Fabio wrapped up a comfortable win for United.
West Ham edged out Championship leaders Burnley 2-0 at Turf Moor with both goals coming from the penalty spot late on.
Matthew Taylor got the first in the 76th minute after Jason Shackell brought down Kevin Nolan while Jack Collison tucked away the second in stoppage time after being fouled by Keith Treacy, who saw red to complete Burnley’s misery.
The one upset of the night was at the Walker Stadium where Leicester City heaped more pressure on embattled Fulham boss Martin Jol as they knocked the Cottagers out 4-3.
In other games West Ham United had no problems easing past Burnley 2-0, while Stoke City survived a penalty shootout to beat former holders Birmingham City.