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Last Updated: Wednesday September 24 2008 06:35 GMT

Ronaldo in Carling Cup action

Cristiano Ronaldo and Middlesbrough's Mohamed Shawky battle for the ball (Martin Rickett/PA Wire)

Cristiano Ronaldo started his first match for four months on Tuesday, and grabbed the opening goal too.

Ronaldo was in the starting line-up as part of his recovery from injury, as Manchester United beat Middlesbrough in the third round of the Carling Cup.

Late goals from Nani and Ryan Giggs gave United a 3-1 victory, with Adam Johnson scoring for Boro.

Elsewhere, Arsenal smashed Sheffield United 6-0 with a team made up of some of their youngest players.

OTHER RESULTS:
Arsenal's Midfielder Jack Wilshere in action (Photo: GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)
Arsenal 6-0 Sheff Utd
Burnley 1-0 Fulham
Leeds 3-2 Hartlepool
Liverpool 2-1 Crewe
Man Utd 3-1 Middlesbro
Rotherham 3-1 Southampton
Stoke 2-2 Reading
Sunderland 2-2 Northampton
Swansea 1-0 Cardiff
Watford 1-0 West Ham

The Gunners' starting eleven players had an average age of 19.

Nicklas Bendtner scored the first two goals, with Mexican teenager Carlos Vela going on to net a hat-trick, and 16-year-old Jack Wilshere also scoring.

Arsene Wenger said the team are the best group of young players he's worked with.

Liverpool also made it through to the fourth round after a 2-1 win over Crewe, with Lucas Leiva netting the winner.

And crowd trouble broke out after Swansea's 1-0 win over Cardiff.