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Full time: Southampton 2-0 Crystal Palace

Full time: Swansea City 1-2 Manchester City

Full time: West Ham United 1-0 Accrington Stanley

Full time: Stoke City 1-2 Hull City

Full time: Tottenham Hotspur 5-0 Gillingham

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Eriksen struck twice for Tottenham as they eased to victory. Getty Images

So full time in each of our eight League Cup ties. Late wins for Hull, Fulham and West Ham has seen the cruel mistress of extra time evade us. That is all we have time for on this live blog, but head over here to following the result of the fourth round draw which is about to take place. See you on the other side.

Full time: Stoke 1-2 Hull

Goal: Stoke City 1-2 Hull City (Markus Henriksen)

Another late goal and it looks like we have avoided extra time. Henriksen hammers home a clever flick around the corner and heading into stoppage time they take the lead for the first time. Stoke will be sick, having dominated the game.

So full time in the first six EFL Cup ties tonight, and no extra time to speak of whatsoever. Wins for Bristol City, Manchester United, Sunderland, Southampton, Manchester City and West Ham.

Tottenham are bound to join them as they lead Gillingham 5-0, but Stoke and Hull are set to leave the midnight oil burning as they are locked at 1-1 heading into the closing minutes.

Goal: West Ham 1-0 Accrington Stanley (Dimitri Payet)

All over at Sixfields where Manchester United have survived a scare to beat Northampton Town. Jose Mourinho ends a run of three straight defeats. They're into the hat for the last 16.

Goal: Fulham 1-2 Bristol City (Tammy Abraham)

West Ham down to ten men at the London Stadium after Arthur Masuaku goes off injured. All three subs used. A bad night gets even worse for the Hammers.

Goal: Swansea 1-2 Manchester City (Gylfi Sigurdsson)

Marcus Edwards, the player Mauricio Pochettino compared to Lionel Messi before the game, about to come on for his Tottenham debut.

Goal: Tottenham 5-0 Gillingham (Erik Lamela)

This is cruel on the League One side now. Erik Lamela gets in on the act, with Janssen supplying the goal once again as the Argentine stroked home from the edge of the box.

Goal: Tottenham 4-0 Gillingham (Josh Onomah)

It's raining goals at White Hart Lane and Spurs have a fourth, with little under 25 minutes left. Janssen tees up Josh Onmah, who slides home through Nelson. His first senior goal for the club.

Goal: QPR 1-2 Sunderland (Paddy McNair)

The Black Cats turn it around as McNair is in the right place at the right time again to sweep home.

Goal: Northampton 1-3 Manchester United (Marcus Rashford)

A horror of a night continues for Adam Smith. His error led to the opening goal and there is no hiding place again as he totally miss-kicks a long punt downfield which Rashford doesn't give up, and the England man benefits and smashes into an empty net.

Goal: QPR 1-1 Sunderland (Paddy McNair)

Goal: Northampton 1-2 Manchester United (Ander Herrera)

The break-through at last for the visitors. Marcus Rashford tees up Herrera, who goes one better than his strike earlier when he hit the woodwork but driving the bal past Smith.

Goal: Tottenham 3-0 Gillingham (Vincent Janssen)

Perfect night for Spurs as Trippier is felled by in the box and Janssen steps up and sends Nelson the wrong way.

Goal: Swansea 0-2 Manchester City (Alex Garcia)

Goal: Tottenham 2-0 Gillingham (Christian Eriksen)

Job done for Spurs as Erik Lamela drives at the Gillingham back-four and feeds Eriksen, who on the run beats two players and pokes into the net.

Goal: Southampton 2-0 Crystal Palace (James Hesketh)

Back underway at White Hart Lane and the Britannia.

Ander Herrera smashes the post from a shot from 25 yards. Northampton dropping deeper and deeper as the half if progressing. Playing for penalties already?

Goal: QPR 1-0 Sunderland (Sandro)

Deadlock broken at Loftus Road as Sandro swivels and shoots in one movement and finds the bottom corner.

Fosu-Mensah and Depay off for United as Ibrahimovic and Rashford come on after 54 minutes. Some compliment to Northampton.

Ivan Lukic saves a penalty from Cauly Woodrow as Fulham fail to break through Bristol City at Craven Cottage.

Marcus Rashford and Zlatan Ibrahimovic coming on for Manchester United. Jose Mourinho responding to a poor result with more wholesale changes.

You may have noticed that the shock of the night is not at Sixfields, but at the London Stadium where West Ham are being held by League Two Accrington Stanley - the lowest ranked team left in the competition. Dimitri Payet and Manuel Lanzini are on at the back to try and right some wrongs from the first half.

Goal: Swansea 0-1 Manchester City (Gael Clichy)

The French defender finds himself in a central position and when he steadies himself Clichy benefits from a huge deflection which takes the ball bouncing into the back of the net.

Goal: Stoke City 1-1 Hull City (Ryan Mason)

Even if Vincent Janssen doesn't open his Tottenham account tonight he's shown enough he can threaten regularly this season. He holds the ball up beautifully before shooting just wide from Erik Lamela's threaded pass.

Vincent Janssen is getting close. He rounds the goalkeeper but sees his effort cleared off the line.

Half time across the country in the 7:45pm kick-offs, including at Sixfields where Northampton are holding Manchester United.

But before you go racing for the kettle, there are two other games currently ongoing having started at 8pm. Tottenham lead Gillingham and Stoke have the upper-hand over Hull.

Goal: Tottenham 1-0 Gillingham (Christian Eriksen)

You'll do well to find a better goal all night. Christian Eriksen takes aim from at least 25 yards and it flies past substitute 'keeper Bond to gives Tottenham the lead.

Goal: Fulham 1-1 Bristol City (Aaron Wilbraham)

Could a fourth defeat indeed be on the way?

Goal: Northampton 1-1 Manchester United (Alex Revell)

Sixes and sevens defending from Manchester United as Blind trips Will Hoskins. Revell makes no mistake from the spot. Three minutes until half time.

Penalty to Northampton

Northampton within a whisker of drawing level. Gorre takes on Fosu-Mensah, turns him inside out and flicks the top of the crossbar from his shot.

Goal: Stoke City 1-0 Hull City (Marko Arnautovic)

Stunning goal from the Austrian who is encouraged to roam deep into the Hull half before cracking home from 20 yards.

Tottenham getting closer. Josh Onomah and Janssen combined well, with the latter feeding the onrushing Eriksen who from a tight angle shoots across Bond but strikes the outside of the left post.

Chance for Janssen to test Jonathan Bond from a Kieran Trippier cross, but he flicks wide unmarked from a tight angle. The Netherlands international badly needs a goal tonight.

Wayne Rooney has the ball in the net but the goal is ruled out for offside. Fosu-Mensah cracks the crossbar with a header and Rooney tucks away the rebound, but the linesman flag is correctly waved.

Goal: Southampton 1-0 Crystal Palace (Charlie Austin)

Problem for Gillingham stopper Stuart Nelson, who has injured himself taking a goal-kick. Jonathan Bond coming and it must be said the former looks gutted.

A chance for Gillingham at Spurs. Former Arsenal youngster Jay Emmanuel Thomas rises highest from a long throw and heads just wide of goal, with Michel Vorm rooted to the spot.

Half chance for Tottenham at White Hart Lane. Ben Davies is all along down the left and his centre finds the onrushing Christian Eriksen who skews his shot on the run wide of goal.

Goal: Northampton 0-1 Manchester United (Michael Carrick)

United have dominated the early moments, but that is a bit of a gift from Northampton. Adam Smith picks up a clear back-pass from Matt Taylor and the referee awards an indirect free-kick. Rooney's effort is blocked but it comes out to Michael Carrick who strokes home from 20 yards. Dream start for Mourinho's men.

Goal: Fulham 1-0 Bristol City (Lucas Piazon)

Underway at White Hart Lane and the Britannia Stadium in the two 8pm kick-offs.

All the pressure coming from the visitors. This time Marcos Rojo has some joy down the left but his teasing cross is beyond the outstretched foot of Rooney.

Not a whiff of an opportunity for Northampton in the opening 10 minutes here. Alex Revell is their top scorer with three time term, but he's not had a kick. united not ahead yet but much improved already from the weekend.

Another chance for Rooney. Carrick at the centre-piece again, whose shot is blocked by Rooney. Young feeds him the rebound but England's record scorer can only poke wide.

Ander Herrera sees his goal-bound shot deflected behind for a corner after more good work from Rooney. Very bright start from the visitors.

First chance for the Manchester United captain. Michael Carrick sprays a pass out to Memphis Depay, who controls the ball inside and tees up Rooney who strikes straight at Smith.

Underway at Sixfields and the five other 7:45pm kick-offs in the English Football League Cup.

Teams on their way out at Sixfields. Tough task for this Manchester United. A free pass meanwhile for Northampton.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic on the Manchester United bench tonight....

No doubt that all eyes are on the England and Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney tonight. Jose Mourinho wants goals from his number nine tonight, and surely anything less than a performance of quality will be enough to ensure he retains his place in the team for the Premier League trip to Leicester.

So how tonight operate out of IBT HQ? We'll have live coverage of Northampton vs Manchester United from 7:45pm, and then simultaneously Tottenham vs Gillingham from White Hart Lane which starts at 8pm. The draw for the fourth round immediate follows tonight's action, even in the even of extra time. We'll stay with the action up until the last whistle so you won't miss a thing.

Big day for Accrington Stanley

Eight games tonight, but other than the matches at Sixfields and White Hart Lane, what else is there for your entertainment tonight?

QPR and Sunderland meet in a clash of two sides in horrid form, Alan Pardew returns to Southampton with in-form Crystal Palace, West Ham host minnows Accrington Stanley {?} and Stoke City face Stoke City in another Premier League clash.

We're assured of another Football League side in the last 16 to follow the likes of Leeds and Newcastle too, with Fulham hosting Bristol City.

The weekend wasn't just a bad one for Manchester United, as defeat for Northampton to Chesterfield saw a 31-match unbeaten run at home ended. The club went from the brink of liquidation to promotion at a canter from League Two and now they have a tie with one of the biggest names in world football. They couldn't wish to face them at a lower ebb either.

Rob Page on Sky Sports: "We have to prepare in the right way and give a good account of ourselves. Lady luck may be on our side we've got every right to be at this level of competition. We're not here to make the numbers up."

Jose Mourinho on what he wants from Wayne Rooney: "Goals. I hope he scores goals."

Pretty to the point from the United boss.

Let's break away from Sixfields to take a look at some of the other bits of teams news in the League Cup.

Tottenham start with Vincent Janssen in attack against Gillingham, in the absence of Harry Kane. Cameron Carter-Vickers and Harry Winks make their full debuts.

Manchester City give starts to a pair of 19-year-old's at Swansea with Angelino and Alex Garcia beginning in midfield, while Leroy Sane makes his first start.

Two changes for Northampton meanwhile. Paul Anderson is ineligible and drops out, as down Lewis Nyatanga. Gabriel Zakuani and Will Hoskins come in.

Cat very much among the pigeons. Wayne Rooney starts, in what looks like a central attacking role, for Manchester United at Northampton Town. Jose Mourinho drops another cracker for us all to feast on. Elsewhere there are eight changes in all, with Tim Fosu Mensah starting at right-back and Sergio Romero in goal.

Team news:

Northampton: Smith, Moloney, Buchanan, Diamond, Zakuani, Revell, Gorre, McCourt, Hoskins, Beautyman, Taylor

Manchester United: Romero, Rojo, Depay, Rooney, Smalling, Carrick, Blind, Young, Herrera, Fosu-Mensah, Schneiderlin


Wayne Rooney starts for Manchester United. Full team news on the way.

Eight teams have already booked their place in the last 16 after Tuesday's ties. Among them were Arsenal and Liverpool, who beat Nottingham Forest and Derby County respectively. To find out who joined them, head over to our minute-by-minute blog of last night's action.

United have arrived at Sixfields. Via the car park.

It is also a big night in north London where Tottenham host another League One side in the form of Gillingham. The Gills knocked out another side from the capital in the form of Watford in the last round, so can they repeat the trick tonight? Spurs are without Harry Kane and will have half an eye on their domestic and European campaigns, so there is no reason why we can't see a shock at White Hart Lane. That game gets underway in one of two 8pm kick-offs.

In case you haven't already seen it today, Manchester United were pictured limbering up for tonight's English Football League Cup tie in the car park of their state-of-the-art training base at Carrington. I'll let you make the 'park the bus' jokes for yourselves.

We're around half an hour away from confirmation of the teams from the 7:45pm kick-offs. Plenty has been made of how Manchester United should line up under Jose Mourinho, but who will get the nod tonight?

Well it seems certain that Michael Carrick and Morgan Schneiderlin will be installed in midfield. Tim Fosu-Mensah may also be called upon at full-back, while Henrikh Mkhitaryan may earn a recall after injury. We already know Luke Shaw and Anthony Martial are definitely out with groin and head injuries respectively.

For Northampton, winger Paul Anderson is missing for Rob Page's side. The 28-year-old is cup tied having already played for Bradford City earlier in the competition. We wait to hear confirmation of the teams from Sixfields.

An often derided English cup competition could come to Jose Mourinho's rescue tonight as the Portuguese coach attempts to prevent a fourth straight defeat for the first time in his managerial career. Manchester United have not lost four on the bounce since 1961 but a string of disjointed displays leave League One Northampton Town sensing an upset at Sixfields in the third round of the English League Cup.

The second round of ties also sees Tottenham begin life without the injured Harry Kane, also against League One opponents in the form of Gillingham. Vincent Janssen is yet to net for Spurs, so could tonight be the night? There are two all-Premier League ties including Manchester City's trip to Swansea in a game Pep Guardiola has described as one he would't mind losing.

All the team news and build-up to the eight ties on the way.