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Mata fires Man United into League Cup quarters

Juan nil: Spain star Juan Mata scored the only goal of the game, leaving Man City manager Pep Guardiola without a win in six matches - the worst run of his managerial career

Juan Mata swept home to steer Manchester United into the League Cup quarter-finals with a 1-0 win over their bitter local rivals Manchester City on Wednesday night as Jose Mourinho got one over old adversary Pep Guardiola.

Mata rifled in a low finish past City keeper Willy Caballero early in the second half at Old Trafford on a night of few chances but plenty of derby fervour as United boss Mourinho won the tactical battle against Guardiola’s much-changed City side.

West Ham United also moved into the last eight after they overcame Chelsea 2-1 in a London derby spoiled by ugly scenes of fan violence at the end of the game.

A superb first-half header from Cheikhou Kouyate and Edimilson Fernandes’s low finish put West Ham 2-0 up at the London Stadium, before Gary Cahill swept home a consolation from close range in injury time.

Southampton heaped more misery on struggling Sunderland as record signing Sofiane Boufal scored from long range in the second half to secure a 1-0 victory.

Draw for the quarter-finals of the League Cup made on Wednesday:

Liverpool v Leeds United

Manchester United v West Ham United

Hull City v Newcastle United

Arsenal v Southampton

Ties to be played the week commencing Nov. 28.

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