Manchester City Football Club and Chelsea Football Club Wednesday night both secured their passage to the fourth round of the English Capital One Cup after defeating their respective opponents.
While Manchester City scored seven goals against Sheffield Wednesday at the Etihad Stadium, Chelsea outclassed Bolton 2-1 at the Stamford Bridge.
Edin Dzeko and Frank Lampard both bagged a brace as Manchester City came out victorious, while Jesus Navas, Yaya Toure and Jose Pozo were also on the scoresheet for the home side as they comfortably progressed.
The Championship side, who have only conceded four times in the League this season, more than held their own in the first half and might have led through Gary Madine before Eliaquim Mangala struck the post for the hosts.
Kurt Zouma and Oscar scored for Chelsea as they also advanced but Matt Mills briefly gave the Championship side hope of being a giant killer when he equalised following Zouma’s opener, but the Blues would not be denied a progression.
Chelsea’s victory was a welcome one for Coach Jose Mourinho, who had watched his side held to 1-1 draws by Schalke and Manchester City in the last seven days.
Results Of Some Other Matches Across Europe This Evening:
Capital One Cup
Burton Albion 0-3 Brighton & Hove Albion
Chelsea 2-1 Bolton Wanderers
Manchester City 7-0 Sheffield Wednesday
Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 Nottingham Forest
Cagliari 1-2 Torino
Fiorentina 0-0 Sassuolo
Hellas Verona 2-2 Genoa
Inter 2-0 Atalanta
Juventus 3-0 Cesena
Parma 1-2 Roma
SSC Napoli 3-3 Palermo
Sampdoria 2-1 ChievoVerona
Bayer Leverkusen 1-0 Augsburg
Borussia Dortmund 2-2 VfB Stuttgart
Borussia Monchengladbach 1-0 Hamburger SV
Hannover 96 1-0 FC Cologne
Hertha Berlin 1-0 Wolfsburg
Almeria 0-1 Atletico Madrid
Eibar 1-1 Villarreal
Rayo Vallecano 2-1 Athletic Bilbao