EFL Cup Round-up: Fabregas' extra-time show puts Chelsea past Leicester

The first set of EFL Third Round ties are over

BY Raf Diallo 22:24 Tuesday 20 September 2016, 22:24 20 Sep 2016

Chelsea's Cesc Fabregas (right) celebrates scoring his side's fourth goal of the game during the EFL Cup, Third Round match at the King Power Stadium, Leicester.

Chelsea came back from 2-0 down to win their League Cup third round tie at Leicester 4-2.

Cesc Fabregas scored twice in extra-time to send the Blues into the fourth round.

Shinzi Okazaki had scored twice for Leicester in the opening half but a goal from Gary Cahill and a spectacular strike from Cesar Azpilicueta put Chelsea on level terms.

Marcin Wasilewski was sent off on 89 minutes for Leicester.

Last season's runners-up Liverpool were through comfortably, having beaten Derby County 3-0 thanks to goals from Ragnar Klavan, Philippe Coutinho and Divock Origi.

Arsenal secured a convincing 4-0 victory at Nottingham Forest with new signing Lucas Perez's doubles sandwiched by goals from Granit Xhaka and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, but Everton suffered a 2-0 defeat at home to Norwich, whose opener came from former Toffees forward Steven Naismith.

Bournemouth are also out, having lost 3-2 to Preston in extra-time.

Newcastle progressed with a 2-0 triumph over Wolves, Leeds edged out Blackburn 1-0 and and Reading got past Brighton by a 2-1 scoreline.

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