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Man United beat Brighton again and Calvert-Lewin strikes hat-trick for Everton

Scott McTominay heads in opener shortly before half-time, then Juan Mata and substitute Paul Pogba score in second half

Manchester United's Fred, right, and Brighton's Jayson Molumby compete for the ball during the English League Cup fourth round soccer match between Brighton and Manchester United at Falmer Stadium in Brighton, England, Wednesday, September 30, 2020. AP
Manchester United's Fred, right, and Brighton's Jayson Molumby compete for the ball during the English League Cup fourth round soccer match between Brighton and Manchester United at Falmer Stadium in Brighton, England, Wednesday, September 30, 2020. AP

Manchester United earned their second win over Brighton and Hove Albion in five days as they booked a place in the League Cup quarter-finals with a 3-0 win at the Amex Stadium on Wednesday.

It was much more comfortable for United than Saturday's dramatic last-gasp 3-2 league victory.

Scott McTominay headed in the opener shortly before halftime, then Juan Mata and substitute Paul Pogba scored in the second half.

United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made 10 changes to the team that started at the weekend, with Victor Lindelof the only player to keep his place.

And although United struggled for fluency they were too strong for a second-string Brighton side.

Holders Manchester City beat Burnley 3-0 thanks to a double from Raheem Sterling and new signing Ferran Torres's first goal in English football.

Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin continued his superb form with his second hat-trick of the season, as the Toffees outclassed West Ham United 4-1 at Goodison Park.

Calvert-Lewin, 23, took his season's tally to eight goals in all competitions, more than any other Premier League player.

He became the first Everton player to score a hat-trick in the League Cup since Paul Rideout against Lincoln City in 1993.

This form has strengthened Calvert-Lewin's case to be included in Gareth Southgate's England squad for three internationals in October, which is due to be named this week.

Newcastle United narrowly avoided an upset as Jonjo Shelvey's late equaliser earned them a 1-1 draw against fourth-tier Newport County and set up a penalty shootout, which the Premier League team won 5-4.

The quarter-final draw will take place after the final fourth-round ties on Thursday: Brentford v Fulham, Aston Villa v Stoke City and Liverpool v Arsenal.

Updated: October 1, 2020 03:22 AM

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