Chelsea 1 - 1 Burnley (Burnley won penalty shootout 4-5)

Premier League leaders Chelsea slumped out of the League Cup to Championship (second division) Burnley on Wednesday, beaten 5-4 on penalties after the fourth round tie ended 1-1 at Stamford Bridge after extra time.

Chelsea, winners of the competition in 2006/07 and runners-up last season to Tottenham, appeared to be on the way to a routine victory when fit-again Didier Drogba gave them the lead after 27 minutes after a great pass from Frank Lampard. It was the Côte d'Ivoire striker's first goal for the club since his brace in the UEFA Champions League semi-final against Liverpool in April, although he has missed a chunk of this campaign with a knee injury.

Burnley, who are pushing for promotion in the Championship, battled back after the break and took the match into extra time when Ade Akinbiyi levelled with around 20 minutes remaining. The visitors had Steven Caldwell sent off near the end of extra time, but held their nerve to win on penalties when John Obi Mikel's penalty was saved by Brian Jensen, who had also stopped one from Wayne Bridge

Tottenham 4 - 2 Liverpool

Holders Tottenham Hotspur reached the quarter-finals with a 4-2 defeat of a below-strength Liverpool at White Hart Lane, with two goals apiece for Roman Pavlyuchenko and Fraizer Campbell.

Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez made ten changes from the side that started in the Premier League against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday, although he did start with Spain striker Fernando Torres for the first time in more than a month. A dull first half burst into life in the seven minutes before the interval, when Tottenham scored three times to virtually seal victory.

Tottenham had won four games and drawn one since Redknapp took over last month and added another victory tonight eleven days after a 2-1 Premier League home defeat of Liverpool. The key was a three-goal burst in six minutes late in the first half with Roman Pavlyuchenko's strike followed by two from Frazier Campbell. Damien Plessis headed Liverpool back into the game just after the break only for Pavlyuchenko to swiftly score again. Sami Hyypiä made reduced arrears but although Spurs goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes was injured his team held on. FIFA

"In the second half we were a little better, in commitment and in our quality, but after the first half it was impossible," Benitez told reporters.

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Full results;
Arsenal 3-0 Wigan Athletic
Derby County 2-1 Leeds United
Manchester United 1-0 Queens Park Rangers
Stoke City 2-0 Rotherham United
Swansea City 0-1 Watford
Chelsea 1 - 1 Burnley* (4-5 penalty)
Sunderland 1 - 2 Blackburn
Tottenham 4 - 2 Liverpool


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