United, Arsenal march into quarters
Manchester United shrugged off their mauling against Manchester City to book their place in the quarter-finals of the League Cup with a comfortable 3-0 win over Aldershot in England.
With United licking their wounds after Sunday's 6-1 thrashing, manager Sir Alex Ferguson took no chances, naming an experienced side to face Aldershot, who play in the fourth tier of English football.
Any hopes of a fairytale upset for Aldershot were effectively snuffed out in the first half, Berbatov and Owen putting the visitors 2-0 up before Antonio Valencia killed the game off just after half-time.
"We were a little bit under pressure with the result at the weekend," Owen told Sky Sports. "Although no one here started at the weekend you still have Manchester United's reputation to look after. So whatever side was put out we wanted to bounce back and thankfully we got the win.
"As you can imagine the laughs and jokes have quieted down a little bit (since Sunday). "Sometimes you need a kick in the teeth to get going and it was a big kick in the teeth, as everybody knows, and we were eager to bounce back."
Arsenal beat Bolton
In other fourth round action on Tuesday, Arsenal were given a scare before battling past Bolton Wanderers 2-1 at the Emirates.
Korea Republic signing Park Chu-Young, making just his second start since joining from Monaco in August, fired Arsenal into the last eight with a sublime winner as the Gunners fought back from 1-0 down to win.
Former Arsenal trainee Fabrice Muamba had given Bolton the lead just after the half-time before Andrei Arshavin levelled it for Arsene Wenger's men shortly before Park's curling winner. Park's cameo was a welcome boost for Wenger, who has seen his team struggle this season following the departures of Samir Nasri and Cesc Fabregas.
Although the League Cup arguably offers Arsenal their best potential chance of a first trophy since 2005, Wenger named a virtual reserve starting line-up to face Bolton, making 11 changes to the side which beat Stoke City 3-1 on Sunday.
Cardiff book rare last-eight berth
Elsewhere Tuesday, Welsh club Cardiff City advanced to the last eight with a 1-0 win over Burnley. A superb curling strike from 20-year-old Joe Mason on 40 minutes settled a hard-fought battle and fired Cardiff into the quarter-finals for the first time since 1965.
Crystal Palace joined Cardiff in the quarter-finals after stunning Championship leaders Southampton 2-0 at Selhurst Park. Darren Ambrose shot the Eagles ahead on 73 minutes, slotting home after a cross by Jonathan Williams before Jermaine Easter made sure of the win from the penalty spot in the 82nd minute.
The remaining fourth round matches will take place on Wednesday, with Premier League bottom side Blackburn Rovers facing unbeaten Newcastle United, Everton entertaining Chelsea, Stoke taking on Liverpool, and Premier League leaders Manchester City travelling to Wolverhampton Wanderers.