Arsenal 1-0 Doncaster Rovers

  • Arsenal edged past Doncaster Rovers to reach the last 16 of the Carabao Cup.
  • Theo Walcott's goal was all that was required to send the Gunners through.
  • Doncaster had chances through May and Marquis, while Wilshere impressed for the hosts.
  • Arsenal: Ospina; Chambers, Mertesacker, Holding; Nelson, Wilshere, Elneny, Niles; Walcott, Alexis; Giroud.
  • Doncaster Rovers: Lawlor, Mason, Wright, Butler, Blair, Houghton, Whiteman, Rowe, Kongolo, Coppinger, May.
  • Elsewhere, Chelsea hosted Nottingham Forest while Manchester United took on Burton Albion.
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Full-time: Arsenal 1-0 Doncaster Rovers

Theo Walcott's strike the difference between the two sides tonight. Arsenal could have had the tie sewn up within the first 15 minutes but in the end had to ride their luck against Doncaster, who were full of endeavour but lacking in quality.


Into stoppage time at The Emirates. Doncaster still plugging away but Wilshere is dragging Arsenal forward. The Gunners win a corner which Iwobi takes, but Giroud cannot find the net with his header.


Wilshere almost makes it 2-0 but his goalbound effort is deflected wide for a corner. Sanchez eventually whips a ball in, but Willock cannot direct his header goalwards.


At the Emirates, Giroud has just hit the side netting for Arsenal.


Full-time: Everton 3-0 Sunderland

A convincing, much-needed win for Everton, who are in the hat for the last 16. A brace from Calvert-Lewin and a lovely Niasse finish hands Ronald Koeman's side a pleasing victory, against a Sunderland side who created little.


Doncaster almost equalise through Mandeville! He does brilliantly to evade three challenges, only to see his shot deflect wide for a corner.

He takes the resulting set-piece, which Blair meets flush, but Ospina tips it over.


A great finish from Niasse! Davies plays the ball to the Senegalese star, who chests the ball down and finishes on the half-volley. Great to see, Niasse is all smiles after a hard 18 months.


GOAL! Everton 3-0 Sunderland (Niasse)


Marquis wastes Doncaster's best chance of the match. Kongolo finds him with a low, rasping delivery but he cannot keep his effort down.


Everton have made their final change - Lennon is on for young Vlasic.


Doncaster win a corner out of Sanchez, but they head the ball over Ospina's goal.

The Gunners race up the other end but Sanchez loses possession and gives away a foul as he tries to win the ball back. He then shouts at the referee, borne out frustration.

A change for Arsenal now - Iwobi comes on for Walcott.


Giroud is down again, holding his ankle after being tackled late. It did not look good for the Frenchman, who may have damaged some ligaments.


Lookman almost made an instant impact!

Kenny rolls the ball into Vlasic, who cuts the ball back for Lookman. The young winger forces a terrific save from Steele, and the rebound goes for a corner.


Mason receives a yellow card for catching Giroud late. The Frenchman is hobbling but looks fine to carry on. Sanchez to take the free-kick... nothing comes of it.

At Goodison, Sandro makes way for Ademola Lookman.


Giroud stands a lovely cross up to the back post but nobody can head towards goal. Nelson picks it up and fires the ball at Lawlor, who parries for a corner.


James Vaughan is inches wide of halving the deficit at Goodison. The forward heads Love's lovely cross just wide of the post. Should have scored, Stekelenburg rooted.


Sanchez darts away from a number of Doncaster bodies but his shot trickles way wide of Lawlor's post.

Ferguson has made a change, with Mandeville coming on for Coppinger.


Wilshere has been Arsenal's best player this evening. He's mopped up danger well and has made some excellent passes on his return to the starting line-up.

At Goodison, Calvert-Lewin is denied the chance of a hat-trick as he makes way Niasse, who is given a rapturous reception.


Giroud tries a stunning overhead kick that is blocked in the Doncaster six-yard box.

May the races down the other end but Maitland-Niles did just about enough to quell the opportunity.

At Goodison Park, Oumar Niasse is set to come on...


Second change for Sunderland - George Honeyman is replaced by Jonny Williams.


Doncaster really trying to get some joy down their right-hand side. Kongolo works space for a cross but is adjudged offside. Encouraging from Rovers, though.


Calvert-Lewin so close to making it three! The 20-year-old is a lick of paint away from completing his hat-trick but his diving header hits the post. So unlucky.


Doncaster are doing their utmost to find the equaliser, but their set-pieces and forays forward comes to nothing.

There is now a brief stoppage in play as Maitland-Niles is suffering from a knock.


Sandro, Vlasic and Klaassen link up well but they all fail to fire at Steele. The referee then sees fit to award a free-kick, for reasons unknown.