Tottenham, Middlesbrough fall

Updated: 25 February 2007 08:28 IST

Premier League sides Tottenham, Middlesbrough, Leeds and West Ham were knocked out in the third round of the League Cup on Wednesday by non-Premier League clubs

Tottenham, Middlesbrough fall

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Premier League sides Tottenham, Middlesbrough, Leeds and West Ham were knocked out in the third round of the League Cup on Wednesday by non-Premier League clubs.First-division Burnley upset Tottenham 2-1 and Ipswich, relegated from the Premier League after last season, hammered Middlesbrough 3-1. Tottenham was the finalist last season in the competition, losing to Blackburn.Leeds' stumbling season continued as first-division Sheffield United scored twice in the final minutes for a 2-1 victory. West Ham lost 1-0 to second-division Oldham as Carlo Corazzin got the winner in the 42nd minute.Arsenal also bowed out of the competition, but did so against Premier League club Sunderland 3-2. It was the first win at Sunderland for new coach Howard Wilkinson.League Cup defending champion Blackburn edged through with a 5-4 victory on penalties over first-division Walsall. In another match between Premier League teams, Everton defeated Newcastle 3-2 on penalties after the match was tied 3-3 after regulation and 30 minutes of overtime.Other Premier League sides picked up victories in play in England's No. 2 cup competition - often used as practice matches by England's top clubs.Chelsea outclassed Gillingham of the first division 2-1. Fulham was an easy winner over third-division Bury 3-1.Premier League leader Liverpool defeated Southampton 3-1 in a match between top-flight sides. Aston Villa also had an easy time with third-division Oxford, winning 3-0.In the English first division, Portsmouth drew 1-1 at Wolves. (AP)



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