Football: Sturridge helps Liverpool down Spurs in League Cup, Arsenal also through

Liverpool's English striker Daniel Sturridge celebrates after scoring their second goal during the EFL (English Football League) Cup fourth round match against Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield in Liverpool on Oct 25, 2016.
Liverpool's English striker Daniel Sturridge celebrates after scoring their second goal during the EFL (English Football League) Cup fourth round match against Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield in Liverpool on Oct 25, 2016.PHOTO: AFP

LONDON (REUTERS) - Daniel Sturridge sent Liverpool into the League Cup quarter-finals with two clinical goals in a 2-1 home victory against Tottenham Hotspur on Tuesday (Oct 25).

Sturridge opened the scoring in the ninth minute and doubled the tally 20 minutes after halftime, before Spurs striker Vincent Janssen pulled a goal back with a penalty late on in a match where both teams fielded much-changed teams.

Arsenal's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain also scored twice as they reached the last eight with a 2-0 win over second-tier Reading, while Newcastle United romped to a 6-0 victory over 10-man Preston North End.

Premier League Hull City won 2-1 at Bristol City with Harry Maguire and Michael Dawson scoring within four minutes either side of halftime before Lee Tomlin pulled back a stoppage-time goal for the hosts.

Leeds United's fourth round tie at home to Norwich City went into extra time with the match tied at 1-1.