Manchester United moved into the League Cup fourth round with a 2-1 win over Newcastle, while holders Liverpool fought back to seal a 2-1 victory at West Bromwich Albion on Wednesday.
United, looking to win the League Cup for the fifth time, made a host of changes from the side that won at Liverpool on Sunday.
However, they still fielded a strong side including Wayne Rooney, back from a month out with a thigh injury, and Darren Fletcher, who was starting for the first time in 10 months after recovering from a bowel condition. United's Anderson broke the deadlock in the 44th minute when the Brazilian midfielder drove his shot past Rob Elliot.
Tom Cleverley put United further ahead in the 58th minute as the England midfielder curled home his first goal for United.
Papiss Demba Cisse came off the bench to reduce the deficit with a header four minutes later, but Sir Alex Ferguson's side survived a late barrage of Newcastle pressure to go through.
Terry gets 4-year ban
Chelsea captain John Terry was given a four-match ban by the Football Association (FA) after being found guilty of racially abusing Queens Park Rangers' Anton Ferdinand on Thursday.
An FA statement said an independent regulatory commission had issued a suspension for a period of four matches and a fine of £220,000 (Rs 1.89 crore) pending appeal. Terry has 14 days from receiving the written reasons for the decision to lodge an appeal against a decision relating to an incident that took place during Chelsea's match away to QPR at Loftus Road on October 23 last year.