By Toby Davis
Nathaniel Clyne scored with a stunning 30-metre strike as Southampton won 2-1 at Arsenal to reach the fourth round of the English League Cup on Tuesday.
Clyne’s wonder goal five minutes before half-time completed a superb comeback for the south coast club, who fell behind to an Alexis Sanchez free kick before levelling with a Dusan Tadic penalty.
Southampton, second in the Premier League, have enjoyed a superb start to the campaign after selling several of their most valuable players in the close season and rebuilding under new manager Ronald Koeman.
Swansea City, another team who have begun the league season in confident fashion, beat Everton 3-0 with goals from Nathan Dyer, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Marvin Emnes.
In another all Premier League tie, Stoke City came back from a goal down to win 2-1 at Sunderland thanks to a double from Spaniard Marc Muniesa.
Liverpool, who have enjoyed a difficult start to the new season and had lost their last two league games, were taken to extra time at home by second tier Middlesbrough.
Results from the English League Cup 3rd Round matches on Tuesday, September 23:
Arsenal – Southampton 1-2
Cardiff City (II) – AFC Bournemouth (II) 0-3
Derby County (II) – Reading (II) 2-0
Leyton Orient (III) – Sheffield United (III) 0-1
Milton Keynes Dons (III) – Bradford City (III) 2-0
Shrewsbury Town (IV) – Norwich City (II) 1-0
Sunderland – Stoke City 1-2
Swansea City – Everton 3-0
Next Fixtures (GMT):
3rd Round, Wednesday, September 24
Chelsea v Bolton Wanderers (II) (1845)
Tottenham Hotspur v Nottingham Forest (II) (1845)
Manchester City v Sheffield Wednesday (II) (1845)
Crystal Palace v Newcastle United (1845)
Burton Albion (IV) v Brighton and Hove Albion (II) (1845)
West Bromwich Albion v Hull City (1900)