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Summary

  1. Liverpool through after late comeback
  2. Chelsea need late OG to beat Shrewsbury
  3. Championship Bournemouth beat West Brom
  4. Derby come from behind to beat Fulham 5-2
  5. Sheffield Utd strike late to stun MK Dons

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By Marc Higginson

All times stated are UK

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So, Bournemouth, Sheffield United, Chelsea, Derby and Liverpool are all into the hat for the next round. We have three places remaining and they will be decided tomorrow. Manchester City host Newcastle, Southampton head to Stoke and Tottenham welcome Brighton to the Lane. Plenty to look forward to, then.

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Simon Hancock: Another awful refereeing decision against Swansea. Not even a foul, never mind a red card. Looking at the replays, Fernandez kicks the ball with his instep while the Liverpool player has his studs up.

Manager reaction

Bournemouth 2-1 West Brom

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe on BBC Radio 5 live: "We are going to enjoy these moments. It's my job to keep everyone's feet on the ground and make these days a regular occurrence. A couple of bad results and things can change quickly, we'll just keep our focus where it needs to be."

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe
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Shrewsbury 1-2 Chelsea

I wonder what was said when Micky met Jose. Didn't Mourinho once hand over a scouting dossier he had done on a lower league side after an FA Cup tie? I think it was to the then Scunthorpe manager, if memory serves me right.

Manager reaction

Shrewsbury 1-2 Chelsea

Shrewsbury manager Micky Mellon BBC Radio 5 live: "The lads are disappointed. And that's an unbelievable moment to have considering we are playing against Chelsea.

"I could see it going to extra time because they couldn't break us down. We were relatively comfortable, holding a bit of a threat on the counter attack. To lose the goal we did was a bit disappointing. I had a good chat with Jose Mourinho, he's a top man and a gentlemen."

Manager reaction

Shrewsbury 1-2 Chelsea

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho on BBC Radio 5 live: "I don't say relieved with the result. I am happy with my players' approach. You're playing a World Cup final, because that is what it is for Shrewsbury. Guys like Didier Drogba and Oscar show great professionalism. My team were an example of that.

"We knew that they were a good team. Shrewsbury's results were not occasional and they showed that against us. I think the referee was very good for them, in the sense he let them play the way they wanted to play pushing and pulling people, using their strength. For me they did very well. "

Have a guess how many followers One Direction's Niall Horan has on Twitter? 20.2 million. Staggering.

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Fulham 2-5 Derby

One Direction's Niall Horan: Congrats lads! Was great to be there and witness that performance especially 2nd half ! I mean 5 goals in 20 odd mins! Wow.

Is this one of the best weeks in Bournemouth's history? First they go and put eight past Birmingham, then they reach unchartered territory in the League Cup by knocking out a Premier League side. A club on the march.

Player reaction

Bournemouth 2-1 West Brom

Bournemouth's Callum Wilson on BBC Radio 5 live after his winning goal: "We've made history, and it shows we have a great squad here. The manager made changes for this game, but whoever comes in and has done well and continues that high level. We showed great spirit to get back in the game and then go on and win it."

Callum Wilson scores for Bournemouth
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Ned: Feel sorry for Jermaine Grandison tonight. Shrewsbury were brilliant, better than most Championship teams.

Mike: Proud of the Town tonight. We gave Chelsea a game and can't ask for anything more from our players.

Andrew: The 'Special One'? More like the 'Fortunate One' tonight. Shrewsbury Town fought Chelsea hard, and only for the unquestionable quality of Didier Drogba and without the impact of Champions League-class substitutes in Willian and Matic, the result could have been different.

Manager reaction

MK Dons 1-2 Sheffield United

Sheffield United manager Nigel Clough on BBC Radio 5 live: "It was a thrilling way to win a League Cup tie. We fought back well late on and hopefully this can give us momentum in the league. To get through to this stage as a League One club is a great achievement. It's great for the competition."

Bournemouth 2-1 West Brom

Bournemouth 2-1 West Brom
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Another decent stat for you is that Eddie Howe - now Bournemouth's manager - scored the winner when the Cherries last beat West Brom in a cup competition, back in 1999.

Manager reaction

Bournemouth 2-1 West Brom

West Brom manager Alan Irvine: "I made the players aware of the quality of Bournemouth and how difficult it would be to come here, so there were no surprises. We needed to be better than we were. We conceded two poor goals.

"Whilst we were always in the game, we didn't use the ball as well as we could have used it. We just needed to be better."

West Brom manager Alan Irvine
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FULL-TIME

Shrewsbury 1-2 Chelsea

Phil Brown

BBC 5 live pundit at the Greenhous Meadow

"Micky Mellon is a positive guy and now he's got to get back to the bread and butter of League Two and a trip to Dagenham on Saturday. Chelsea needed some of their big players to get through, and Micky can be proud of that. They are a strong team, but tonight they showed they can play and pass the ball as well."

Micky Mellon and Jose Mourinho
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Liverpool 2-1 Swansea City

A Karim: Could this be the turning point of Liverpool's season? Let's hope so.

Paul Walmsley: How many times this season will Liverpool score late goals? We don't do easy!

Paul Mackie: If you could pick two players who needed a boost it was Dejan Lovren and Mario Balotelli

Manager reaction

Bournemouth 2-1 West Brom

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe: "I thought the lads were excellent. The guys that came in, it's never easy but they were superb and I'm delighted for the fans and the club, we are in unchartered territory.

"The last two years have been so successful that we have a good mentality in the dressing room. It showed again because when we conceded we went up the other end to score again quickly.

"They are a good side and you feared they may get a chance. The strength of character to score again really pleased me. The players are hard working and they deserve it.

"The goal was unfortunate, we had so many good performance individually, that's what pleased me the most and collectively it was a really good team performance.

"We have not been in this position before so we want to enjoy this experience. It takes some believing really."

Manager reaction

Shrewsbury 1-2 Chelsea

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho on Sky Sports: "We knew that, we knew before [it was going to be difficult].

"I think I had on my four players that played on Sunday and they were an unbelievable example for others. They were absolutely brilliant. When you have Petr Cech and Jon Mikel Obi not playing regularly, they come here and give great example of professionalism.

"I wasn't expecting anything but a difficult match. The game was going to be difficult. I was ready for extra-time."

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho
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Ross Gordon: No shock that Mario Balotelli scores with Fabio Borini on the pitch. Has to have a strike partner. More to come if they play together.

Joel McCroy Oblates: I said it earlier before the match and i am going to say it again, please dear Brendan Rodgers give Borini more game time please.

Jon Tattz: Why occasionally him?

FULL-TIME

Liverpool 2-1 Swansea City

Kevin Kilbane

BBC Radio 5 live

"It wasn't a vintage performance for Liverpool, but there is a great chance for them to go on now and get to Wembley. Swansea were quite comfortable until Mario Balotelli came on and he came on made the difference."

Mario Balotelli celebrates for Liverpool
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FULL-TIME

Liverpool 2-1 Swansea City

Anfield is rocking to the rhythm of celebration. From nowhere, their side has rallied to book their place in the last eight. Good old Mario. Good old Dejan.

Dejan Lovren celebrates for Liverpool
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FULL-TIME

Fulham 2-5 Derby

Another torrid night for Fulham. Derby are into the next round.

Fulham keeper Gabor Kiraly
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GOAL

Liverpool 2-1 Swansea City - Dejan Lovren (90+4 mins)

It's moments like this when supporters think their club's name is on the cup. Liverpool score in the fourth minute of injury time when Philippe Coutinho floats a free-kick to the back stick where Dejan Lovren leaps to head home. Two of Liverpool's most derided summer signings have bailed them out.

Dejan Lovren scores the winner for Liverpool
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RED CARD

Liverpool 1-1 Swansea City

Swansea's Federico Fernandez is shown red for a late challenge on Philippe Coutinho. Late drama at Anfield. Liverpool are awarded a free-kick on the edge of the box which is wasted by Mario Balotelli.

INJURY TIME

Liverpool 1-1 Swansea City

Five minutes of injury time to be added on. Swansea attacking as the board goes up.

Liverpool 1-1 Swansea City

Kevin Kilbane

BBC Radio 5 live

"You have to give credit to Mario Balotelli here, he's come on and got himself immediately into the game."

Mario Balotelli celebrates for Liverpool
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Liverpool 1-1 Swansea City

The 90 minutes are up at Anfield. Are we heading for extra-time?

Liverpool 1-1 Swansea City

Kevin Kilbane

BBC Radio 5 live

"What a ball from Fabio Borini, he got it into a really dangerous area and put in there. Mario Balotelli then showed great movement and produced a wonderful finish."

Player reaction

Shrewsbury 1-2 Chelsea

Chelsea goalscorer Didier Drogba on Sky Sports: "I think you saw it was a difficult pitch and difficult weather. They were a fantastic team and opponent - they showed why they deserve to be here tonight. They created a difficult game for us.

"It's difficult for players who haven't played a lot and those who played on Sunday [against Manchester United]. With our experience we won the game. I don't need a armband to push the team [referring to his captaincy on the night]."

Didier Drogba celebrates for Chelsea
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GOAL

Liverpool 1-1 Swansea City - Mario Balotelli (86 mins)

Can you believe it? Well, yes, you can. Substitute Mario Balotelli grabs Liverpool's equaliser. The Italian shows great movement to get a yard on the Swansea defence and guide past Gerhard Tremmel. Extra-time awaits....

Mario Balotelli scores for Liverpool
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FULL-TIME

Bournemouth 2-1 West Brom

The Cherries march on.

FULL-TIME

Shrewsbury 1-2 Chelsea

Phil Brown

BBC 5 live pundit at the Greenhous Meadow

"Shrewsbury's players weren't running around at full-time trying to get a Chelsea shirt as a trophy. That sums up what they were all about tonight."

FULL-TIME

MK Dons 1-2 Sheffield United

BBC Sport's Chris Osborne at Stadium MK: "Michael Higdon the hero. A last-gasp, dramatic hero. The former Crewe man collects Jamie Murphy's corner at the back post and rifles in to complete the turnaround. A stunning end to a game that was as flat as a pancake for so long. The Blades are into the quarters for the first time since 2003."

FULL-TIME

Shrewsbury 1-2 Chelsea

Phil Brown

BBC 5 live pundit at the Greenhous Meadow

"Micky Mellon's reputation will have been massively enhanced by this performance. The game was always about respect and Jose Mourinho and Didier Drogba knew they had to show Shrewsbury plenty of that."

Shrewsbury manager Micky Mellon
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GOAL

MK Dons 1-2 Sheffield United - Michael Higdon (90+3 min)

Has MK Dons' wonderful League Cup adventure come to an abrupt end? Michael Higdon scores his second late goal of the night to rifle home a low shot from an acute angle. Sheffield United love the cup competitions, don't they?

FULL-TIME

Shrewsbury 1-2 Chelsea

Shrewsbury played their part, but Chelsea are into the last eight.

SUBSTITUTION

Liverpool 0-1 Swansea City

Here's Mario. Liverpool have lacked threat in the final third and boss Brendan Rodgers decides it is time for the much-maligned Balotelli to be introduced. The Italy striker replaces Rickie Lambert, who is still waiting for his first Reds goal.

Time for Mario to deliver? Only 13 minutes remain.

Shrewsbury 1-2 Chelsea

Phil Brown

BBC 5 live pundit at the Greenhous Meadow

"Shrewsbury and Micky Mellon will take a lot of plaudits even if they don't come away with anything from the game. Jose Mourinho has shown them a lot of respect which shows they can be proud of their efforts tonight."

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Ben in Cobham: Very disappointing from Liverpool tonight. With Luis Suarez gone this competition is their best chance of silverware and they look to have thrown it away.

Warren in Cheltenham: Liverpool's problem is they have eight midfield players who won't score 10 goals between them all season! They just cannot score goals even given good chances. Steven Gerrard falls into this as well unfortunately. He has had chances this season he would have scored a few years ago. The strikers are working out wide and not getting on the end of anything.

Geoff in Somerset: Of course Liverpool aren't good enough. Nor are any of the 24 players Rodgers has bought bar Daniel Sturridge. Which is an appalling transfer record.

Shrewsbury 1-2 Chelsea

BBC Sport's Ged Scott at Greenhaus Meadow: "In their 11th home game of the season, it's still only the fifth goal Shrewsbury have conceded at the Meadow, as Chelsea become the first away team to score twice against Micky Mellon's men."