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Tottenham continue superb start to season

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  • Tottenham Hotspur win 5-1 at Doncaster in English League Cup tie
  • Premier League leaders maintain perfect start to the campaign
  • Fellow Premier League side Wigan humiliated 4-1 at Blackpool
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(CNN) -- Tottenham Hotspur continued their dominant start to the new season with a 5-1 victory at second-flight Doncaster Rovers in the English League Cup.

Huddlestone celebrates Tottenham's opener at the Keepmoat stadium.

Huddlestone celebrates Tottenham's opener at the Keepmoat stadium.

Harry Redknapp's resurgent team lead the English Premier League with three wins from three games and made no mistake in the second round of a competition in which they have reached the final for the past two seasons.

Two early goals inside 11 minutes from midfielders Tom Huddlestone and Jamie O'Hara effectively ended the match as a contest despite Tottenham resting several key players ahead of Saturday's home Premier League match against Birmingham.

England striker Peter Crouch, making his first start since his move from Portsmouth, added a third and his first for the London club as he headed home David Bentley's corner just after the half hour mark.

Bentley added a fourth in the 52nd minute before Doncaster pulled one back from the penalty spot.

A fifth for Russian striker Roman Pavlyuchenco capped a superb night for 2008 League Cup winners Tottenham, who were beaten in last season's final by Manchester United.

Doncaster had forced Tottenham goalkeeper Carlo Cudicini into two fine saves, before the team showing seven changes from Sunday's 2-1 win at West Ham clicked into gear with a goal rush.

While Tottenham prospered, their Premier League rivals Wigan were humiliated at second-flight Blackpool, who beat their north-west of England neighbors 4-1.

Ishmel Demontagnac, Ben Burgess and Charlie Adam put Blackpool 3-0 up at half time, with substitute Gary Taylor-Fletcher grabbing a fourth in the second period.

Wigan grabbed a consolation goal in stoppage time when Antonio Amaya marked his debut by heading in Ben Watson's corner, but it was the third straight defeat for new manager Roberto Martinez after a promising start to the season.

In a free-scoring night, Newcastle came from 3-1 down at St. James Park to beat Huddersfield 4-3.

Newcastle, relegated from the Premier League last season and still seeking a new owner, had Kevin Nolan to thank for an 84th minute winner to go into the third round draw.

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