How Twitter reacted to Arsenal and Chelsea’s League Cup humiliation

The fourth round of the Capital One Cup began with just three Football League teams, all from the Championship, remaining. By the end of the Tuesday night, there was every chance all of them would be in the next draw too.

Although Hull’s penalties victory over in-form Leicester was remarkable, it was Sheffield Wednesday’s 3-0 decimation of Arsenal that rightly took all the headlines. Middlesbrough, in action against Manchester United on Wednesday night, have all the inspiration they need to join their peers in the next round.

While Arsenal bowed out in embarrassing fashion, Chelsea ensured it was a dire night for the capital by losing on penalties to Stoke. Their exit ensures there will be a new name on the trophy this season.

After two heavy hitters were dumped out, there was a naturally exuberant reaction on Twitter. Here’s the best of it:

The Gunners left Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez and Santi Cazorla in London for their trip up north. When Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Theo Walcott both got injured early on, it looked like a long night was ahead

Without a host of star men, it was left to the Emirates’ fringe and youth players to carry the flag. It’s fair to say they didn’t do it very well

For the home side, and their fans, it was a superb night. Newboy Lucas Joao taking the plaudits

Not long after Arsenal’s exit, Chelsea joined their rivals in the League Cup doldrums

Talk of Jose Mourinho’s sacking gathered pace

Loic Remy scored a late, late equaliser but after a deadlocked extra period the match went to penalties

When Eden Hazard missed his spot kick it confirmed Chelsea’s exit and sent fans into a spot of reflection

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Matt Wiggins

No idyllic sound comes close to leather on willow for Matt, whose previous experience includes stints with Spin Magazine and Surrey County Cricket Club. It's not just cricket that interests him though, with football, golf, tennis and any American sport not played on ice all high on his list of favourites.