Rickie Lambert

Rickie Lambert left unhappy with his performance as Liverpool striker laments lack of fitness on captaincy debut

Lambert led out the Reds on his first start for Liverpool but wasn't happy with his level of performance in the shootout win over Middlesbrough

Ryan Mason scores Tottenham’s equaliser against Nottingham Forest

Tottenham vs Nottingham Forest: Ryan Mason delighted to seize his chance as Mauricio Pochettino praises 'great talent'

23-year-old midfielder came off the bench to change the game and help Spurs progress to the fourth round of the League Cup

Andre Schurrle

Chelsea vs Bolton: Steve Holland praises Andre Schurrle's performance and admits fringe players have given Jose Mourinho something to think about

Schurrle scored in the draw with Manchester City last weekend and put in a strong performance to help the Blues see of a brave Bolton side

Crystal Palace vs Newcastle: Neil Warnock admits selection dilemma after Jonny Williams and Barry Bannan give him food for thought

Bannan and Williams impressed the Eagles manager during the 3-2 after extra-time defeat to Newcastl ein the League Cup third round

A fan who ran on the pitch during the game takes a selfie with Frank Lampard. He was promptly arrested for his troubles

Manchester City vs Sheffield Wednesday: Manuel Pellegrini admits extending Frank Lampard loan is a real possibility

Lampard is due to return to New York City FC in January but could stay until February if City extend his deal

James Collins celebrates scoring for Shrewsbury

League Cup draw: League Two Shrewsbury Town handed enormous Chelsea task as Liverpool host Swansea in fourth round

Holders Manchester City face fellow Premier League side Newcastle and Stoke host Southampton

Paul Dummett celebrates scoring Newcastle’s extra-time winner
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Spurs were facing their second straight home defeat before two goals from substitutes Ryan Mason and Harry Kane gave them an eventual 3-1 win

Tottenham Hotspur vs Nottingham Forest: Mauricio Pochettino hails his players after comeback win

Forest manager Stuart Pearce just as pleased after his side had led at one point

Simon Mignolet celebrates with his Liverpool team-mates after the penalty triumph

Liverpool on the spot after leaky defence leads to epic shoot-out

Rodgers admits his team made "far too many mistakes" in record-breaking clash

Ryan Mason scores Tottenham’s equaliser against Nottingham Forest
A fan who ran on the pitch during the game takes a selfie with Frank Lampard. He was promptly arrested for his troubles
Oscar, left, celebrates his goal with John Obi Mikel on Wednesday night as Chelsea were made to fight all the way by Bolton

Chelsea vs Bolton Wanderers match report: Blues given a fright before Oscar pounces to see off stubborn Bolton

Chelsea 2 Bolton Wanderers 1: Fringe players make heavy weather of third round clash

Simon Mignolet celebrates with his Liverpool team-mates after the penalty triumph

After Jamal Blackman and Simon Mignolet's finely struck spot-kicks we ask - why don't goalkeepers take more penalties?

Goalkeepers always seem to whack 'em in in shoot-outs

Hove into view: Sami Hyypia’s Brighton were chastened by a commanding Southampton display in a friendly last week

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