Midweek Cup and League action…23/12/2020

The second pair of League Cup Quarter-Finals took place on  Wednesday with the other surviving Championship side Stoke City going down to a three one defeat by visitors Tottenham Hotspur  while Goodison Park hosted the 8pm clash of Everton and Manchester United. Nathan Collins and James McClean were in the ‘Potters’ side while Matt Doherty was also in action with the visitors. Captain Seamus Coleman started for the ‘Toffees’ on Merseyside and was about the best of the hosts in what was a very poor performance which the visitors won comfortably although they left it very late.

In the Scottish Premiership, Ireland U21 defender Danny McNamara was in the St Johnstone starting eleven but was withdrawn on 77 minutes of their three nil defeat by Glasgow Rangers in McDiarmid Park.

There were two League Cup Quarter-Finals completed this Tuesday with Championship side Brentford defeating Newcastle United with the only goal at the new Community Stadium. Ciaran Clark started and Jeff Hendrick was an unused substitute for the ‘Magpies’. In the second contest, hosts Arsenal suffered a four one defeat by Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium.