Manchester City, which has won just two of its last 15 English Premier League games dating back to last season, suffered further embarrassment in the second round of the Carling League Cup, going down, 2-1, to third-tier Chesterfield. Claudio Reyna started and played 71 minutes wide left in the midfield for Man City while DaMarcus Beasley remained on the bench. Also embarrassed was Fulham, which went down, 2-1, to fourth-tier Wycombe. Reading rested its Americans (Marcus Hahnemann& Bobby Convey) as did Everton (Tim Howard) while advancing to Round 3.
AMERICANS IN CARLING LEAGUE CUP ACTION (ROUND 2)
Manchester City (Claudio Reyna, 71) 1 Chesterfield 2
Fulham(Carlos Bocanegra, 58 min.) 1 Wycombe 2
Leeds (Eddie Lewis, 90 min.) 3 Barnet 1
Millwall(Zak Whitbread, 90 min.) 0 Southampton 4