Holders Manchester United eased into the fourth round of the Carabao Cup after brushing aside Championship outfit Burton Albion 4-1 at Old Trafford.
United will travel to fellow Premier League side Swansea in round four after a Marcus Rashford double and goals from Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial saw Jose Mourinho’s side progress.
Burton, who themselves made nine changes, scored a late consolation through winger Lloyd Dyer.
Much-changed Arsenal dominated their clash with League One Doncaster but could only muster a 1-0 victory despite having 27 attempts at goal. Forward Theo Walcott was the Gunners match-winner in the first-half.
Striker Olivier Giroud had already struck the woodwork with an overhead kick by the time Walcott collected an Alexis Sanchez pass and dinked the ball over advancing Doncaster goalkeeper Ian Lawlor in the 25th minute.
Doncaster hinted at the prospect of extra-time as Matty Blair headed against the crossbar late on, but Arsenal navigated the final stages to set up a clash with Norwich in round four.
A Dominic Calvert-Lewin double relieved the pressure on Everton boss Ronald Koeman as the Toffees dispatched struggling Championship side Sunderland 3-0 to set-up a showdown with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
Everton had failed to score in their last four matches and had not won in six, but Calvert-Lewin lifted the gloom around Goodison Park, while Oumar Niasse added a late third.
On a night devoid of shocks, Manchester City safely navigated a potentially difficult clash against West Brom at the Hawthorns, prevailing 2-1. Pep Guardiola’s side will play Wolves in round four.
Leroy Sane was the City hero as he netted the winner, his second of the night, five minutes after Claudio Yacob had levelled for the Baggies.
The fourth round, which will be played in the week commencing 23 October, will feature a London derby after Tottenham were drawn at home to West Ham. Crystal Palace face a trip to Bristol City.