Fulham beat Tottenham on penalties in League Cup, Leeds knocked out

Fulham beat Tottenham on penalties in League Cup, Leeds knocked out…

LONDON, Aug 29 (Reuters) – Fulham beat Tottenham Hotspur 5-3 on penalties to reach the third round of the League Cup after they drew 1-1 at Craven Cottage on Tuesday, while second tier Leeds United also suffered shootout misery as they were dumped out by Salford City.


Tottenham defender Davinson Sanchez failed to find the net with their third penalty as Fulham keeper Marek Rodak saved low to his left, before Fulham’s Joao Palhinha and Kenny Tete both scored to complete the victory.

In the pouring rain, Fulham took the lead in the 19th minute of the London derby through an own goal from Tottenham defender Micky van de Ven from close range.


Four-times winners Tottenham did not manage a shot on target in the first half and the hosts could have led by two goals at halftime, but Spurs keeper Fraser Forster made a superb save to deny a Rodrigo Muniz header just before the break.


Ange Postecoglou’s side drew level in the 56th minute when Richarlison connected with a lofted pass by Ivan Perisic to nod home from a tight angle.

However, Harry Wilson’s run on a misdirected pass inside the box gave Fulham a chance to win in regulation time, but Forster’s save kept Spurs in the game.


League Two: SALFORD SEE OFF LEEDS Following a 1-1 draw, Salford City defeated Leeds United 9-8 on penalties. After five missed penalties by both teams, Leeds’ Jamie Shackleton struck the crossbar, allowing Salford’s Ossama Ashley to seal the win.


Second-class When Plymouth Argyle led 2-0 against Premier League Crystal Palace, it appeared as though they would cause yet another upset, but Roy Hodgson’s team rallied to win 4-2.


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