Manchester City bounce back to hammer Sunderland

David Meyler scores winner as Hull beat Swansea

David Meyler scores for Hull City in their Capital One Cup tie against  Swansea City at KC Stadium. Photograph: Nigel Roddis/Getty Images

David Meyler scores for Hull City in their Capital One Cup tie against Swansea City at KC Stadium. Photograph: Nigel Roddis/Getty Images

 

Capital One Cup review: Manchester City heaped more misery on Dick Advocaat’s Sunderland as they eased to a 4-1 win at the Stadium of Light.

Manuel Pellegrini’s men responded superbly to their shock Premier League loss to West Ham at the weekend by scoring four goals in the opening 36 minutes.

Sergio Aguero fired home a ninth-minute penalty to give City the lead and the excellent Kevin De Bruyne made it two on 25 by finishing off a swift counter-attack.

Vito Mannone conceded an unfortunate own goal eight minutes later after Raheem Sterling’s effort struck the woodwork and rebounded into the net off the keeper’s back.

Sterling got on the scoresheet himself three minutes later and while Dick Advocaat’s men grabbed a second-half consolation through Ola Toivonen it did little to ease the mood of gloom on Wearside.

Steve Bruce’s Hull claimed a Premier League scalp as Republic of Ireland midfielfer David Meyler scored a first-half winner to sink 2013 winners Swansea 1-0 at the KC Stadium.

The visitors had dominated the early exchanges with Eder hitting the woodwork and Gylfi Sigurdsson having a shot cleared off the line before Meyler fired home from close range.

Rudy Gestede headed a 62nd minute winner as Aston Villa edged home 1-0 in a tight derby clash with Birmingham at Villa Park.

The visitors started better but Tim Sherwood turned the tide by introducing Jordan Ayew and Jack Grealish at half-time and Gestede powered home the winner just past the hour mark.

Everton survived a scare as they came from behind to beat Reading 2-1 at the Madejski Stadium.

Nick Blackman gave Reading the half-time advantage but Ross Barkley equalised just past the hour and the visitors won it 11 minutes later when Gerard Deulofeu crashed home a long-range free-kick.

A 33rd minute effort from Peter Crouch proved enough for Stoke to beat Fulham 1-0 at Craven Cottage.

But the Premier League side were forced to withstand a serious Fulham assault with Dan Burn hitting the woodwork in the dying seconds.

Middlesbrough cruised to a 3-0 win over Wolves at the Riverside Stadium with two goals from Albert Adomah and one for Diego Fabbrini.

Andy King scored four minutes from the end of extra time as Leicester City beat West Ham 2-1 at The King Power Stadium.

The home side took the lead through Joseph Dodoo after just six minutes with the Hammers squaring things up through Mauro Zarate after 27 minutes.

The one tie that made it all the way to penalties saw Bournemouth beat Preston 3-2 on spot kicks at Deepdale after the game finished 2-2 after extra time.

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