League Cup Roundup – Balotelli, Shrewsbury, and Berahino

By on October 28, 2014

In Mario Balotelli’s soap opera at Liverpool, the man just scored big. After the fact he Tweeted “finally”, and it can be certain we all felt the same.
He literally scored a goal that helped keep Liverpool in the league cup, and inspired a late win over Swansea City. It was his first goal in October and just his second since joining Liverpool. The goal came at just the right time, granted that would have been said if he had scored last weekend or the week before, however, at least it came. More importantly, it kept Liverpool in the Capital One Cup.

The minor club’s success story came as Shrewsbury Town out scored Chelsea 2-1, granted one of their two goals came at the wrong end, so they lost in the end. But all they need is Mike Ashley as an owner and then show up to a match in the next round. Of course in the confusion they’ll then sign ten French players they don’t really need and thus sell them to PSG for absurd amounts of money, and the cycle starts over again. Nonetheless, it’s a was a good performance from Shrewsbury.

Championship side Bournemouth did get a win over West Bromwich Albion, though, but of course that was because Saido Berahino didn’t start. And when he did come on as a sub West Brom immediately equalized, only to let one in again late on. Yet honestly if Berahino isn’t given an England call-up in the upcoming November international break, Roy Hodgson should be sacked on the spot. Currently, he is third on the Premier League scoring charts. And while West Brom lost today and are kicked out of the cup, he was perhaps their shining light.

In other results, Fulham let in five goals in the second half and lost 5-2 to Derby County and MK Dons lost to Sheffield United.

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