London - Manchester City breezed past Sunderland and into the fourth round of the League Cup on Tuesday, courtesy of goals from leading trio Sergio Aguero, Kevin de Bruyne and Raheem Sterling as well as own goal by Vito Mannone.
There were also wins on the night for Premier League clubs Aston Villa, Stoke City, Bournemouth and Everton.
Swansea crashed out after a 1-0 defeat away to Hull - a club relegated from the Premier League last season.
West Ham United were knocked out away at Leicester after extra time.
English League Cup results (aet denotes after extra time):
Aston Villa (Gestede 62) 1-0 Birmingham
Fulham 0-1 Stoke (Crouch 33)
Hull (Meyler 41) 1-0 Swansea
Leicester (Dodoo 6, King 116) 2-1 aet West Ham (Zarate 27)
Middlesbrough (Adomah 37, 64, Fabbrini 57) 3-0 Wolves
Preston (Hugill 84, Johnson 118-pen) 2-2 aet Bournemouth (MacDonald 23, Pugh 96); Bournemouth win 3-2 on penalties
Reading (Blackman 36) 1-2 Everton (Barkley 62, Deulofeu 73)
Sunderland (Toivonen 83) 1-4 Man City (Aguero 9-pen, De Bruyne 25, Mannone 33-og, Sterling 36)
Playing Wednesday (20:45 unless otherwise stated):
Crystal Palace v Charlton
Liverpool v Carlisle (21:00)
Man Utd v Ipswich (21:00)
MK Dons v Southampton
Newcastle v Sheff Wed
Norwich v West Brom
Tottenham v Arsenal
Walsall v Chelsea