Manchester United beat third-placed Rochdale on penalties after a 1-1 draw in the League Cup third round at Old Trafford.
United took the lead through Mason Greenwood in the 68th minute, but 16-year-old Luke Matheson leveled the score eight minutes later to send the game into the penalty shoot-out.
United edged out after goalkeeper Sergio Romero blocked Rochdale's effort to save the face of his side, who had succeeded in all of their attempts and Daniel James scored the decisive kick.
Despite suffering, United have at least avoided the humiliating defeat of West Ham, who lost 4-0 away to third division Oxford United.
Bournemouth also fell to a third division rivals after losing 2-0 at home to Burton Albion.
Sheffield United joined Premier League clubs, who claimed the tournament with a 1-0 home defeat to Sunderland.
Premier League leaders Chelsea have had no trouble, with Liverpool 2-0 at Milton Keynes Dunes to beat Arsenal in the next round. the summer.
Chelsea face Manchester United in the fourth round.
Aston Villa won 3-1 at Brighton & Hove Albion in a Premier League encounter and face Wolverhampton Wanderers in the fourth round, who also needed a penalty shootout to beat second-placed Reading.