The third round of the Carabao cup kicked off with Liverpool starting Philippe Coutinho and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, dominating the first half, but failing to take any of their chances. Jurgen Klopp’s side, who made the semi-finals last year and final in 2016, have now failed to win any of their last four matches.
Islam Slimani’s superb strike helped Leicester see off a wasteful Liverpool at the King Power Stadium to reach the fourth round of the Carabao Cup. The Algeria striker’s left-footed shot found the top corner after substitute Shinji Okazaki had put the Foxes ahead.
Okazaki’s arrival sparked the Foxes into life and he latched on to Vicente Iborra’s knockdown for the opener.
Summer signings Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Dominic Solanke both missed good opportunities for the visitors, who named a much-changed side. Elsewhere, Roy Hodgson got his first win as Crystal Palace boss at home to Huddersfield and Bristol City shocked Premier League Stoke.
It took Tottenham 65 minutes to break down a resolute Barnsley at Wembley, while Leeds beat Burnley on penalties at Turf Moor. Joshua King scored in extra time to send Bournemouth through against Brighton, as Middlesbrough knocked out fellow Championship side Aston Villa and Swansea won at Reading.
On Wednesday night, Theo Walcott lone goal helped Gunners beat Doncaster 1-0 at the Emirates Stadium, Batshuayi grabbed a Hatrick in Chelsea’s 5-1 over Nottingham Forest, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial continued with their fine form as both were on scoresheet for Manchester United in a 4-1 win over Burton Albion, Leroy Sane’s brace was enough for Manchester City to oust Westbrom in a 2-1 win.
Fourth Round fixtures
Arsenal vs Norwich
Chelsea vs Everton
Swansea vs Manchester United
Bristol City vs Crystal Palace
Tottenham vs West Ham
Manchester City vs Wolves
Leicester City vs Leeds United
Bournemouth vs Middlesbrough
Matches to be played week commencing from October 23.