Rooney returns from injury as United wins in League Cup
LONDON (AP) -- Wayne Rooney returned from a monthlong injury absence, helping Manchester United to a 2-1 victory Wednesday that eliminated Newcastle from the League Cup. Arsenal and Tottenham advanced with ease on Wednesday.
Anderson and Tom Cleverley scored for United. Rooney, recovering from a right leg injury, played 76 minutes.
Arsenal advanced to the fourth round by thrashing Coventry 6-1, with Olivier Giroud scoring his first goal for the London club and Theo Walcott getting two goals.
Tottenham dispatched another third-tier club, winning 3-0 at Carlisle.
Norwich progressed with a 1-0 victory over Doncaster. Reading edged Premier League rival Queens Park Rangers with a 3-2 win at Loftus Road.
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