Capital One Cup
Liverpool moved into the semifinal of the Capital One Cup with a mostly commanding, occasionally nervous 3-1 win over Bournemouth.
It might not seem like much in the scheme of things but beforehand this was predicted as the least shocking potential "shock result" in years. Apart from a nervous 15 minutes in the second half Liverpool put such doom-laden talk to bed and often looked assured in possession with a cutting edge rarely seen all season.
Raheem Sterling looked more confident in the striker's...
Newcastle manager Alan Pardew got a double dose of bad news in his club's 4-0 loss to Tottenham in the Capital One Cup as goalkeeper Jak Alnwick may have sustained an injury.
Expectations for Newcastle were high ahead of the match at White Hart Lane after a recent run of good results including a Premier League win vs. Chelsea.
However, while Spurs return to league action is now buoyed by progress, this was not Newcastle's ideal preparation for the Tyne-Wear derby against Sunderland on Sunday.