Hammers, Chelsea dump Spurs, Everton from League Cup

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October 26, 2017
West Ham's Andre Ayew (right) celebrates after he scored his side's first goal during the English League Cup match against Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley stadium in London, England yesterday. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

LONDON, England (AP):

West Ham scored three times in 15 minutes to fight back to eliminate Tottenham, while Chelsea ousted Everton to reach the quarter-finals of the English League Cup yesterday.

Moussa Sissoko and Dele Alli sent Tottenham into a half-time lead, but Andre Ayew's double levelled the match and Angelo Ogbonna sealed a remarkable 3-2 win to stun the home fans at Wembley Stadium.

At Stamford Bridge, Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger headed in his first goal since joining the club in the summer in the 26th minute, and Willian doubled the lead in the second minute of stoppage time. Dominic Calvert-Lewin pulled one back, but Everton lacked time to equalise and Chelsea held on to win 2-1.

Chelsea, Everton, Tottenham and West Ham made a combined 30 changes from the 44 players who started their weekend English Premier League (EPL) games.

The draw for the quarter-finals takes place today. Bristol City of the second tier is the only team outside of the EPL still in the competition. Arsenal, Bournemouth, Leicester, Manchester City and Manchester United also advanced on Tuesday.

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