League Cup: United beat Newcastle, holders Liverpool advance
LONDON (AFP) - Manchester United moved into the League Cup fourth round with a 2-1 win over Newcastle, while holders Liverpool fought back to seal a 2-1 victory at West Bromwich Albion on Wednesday.
United, looking to win the League Cup for the fifth time, made a host of changes from the side that won at Liverpool on Sunday.
However, they still fielded a strong side including Wayne Rooney, back from a month out with a thigh injury, and Darren Fletcher, who was starting for the first time in 10 months after recovering from a bowel condition.
United's Anderson broke the deadlock in the 44th minute when the Brazilian midfielder drove his shot past Rob Elliot.