Following a 1-1 draw at Craven Cottage on Tuesday, Fulham defeated Tottenham Hotspur 5-3 on penalties to go to the League Cup third round. Second-tier Leeds United was also eliminated by Salford City in a shootout.Tottenham’s third penalty attempt was stopped by Fulham goalkeeper Marek Rodak low to his left, preventing Tottenham’s Davinson Sanchez from scoring. Fulham’s Joao Palhinha and Kenny Tete then scored to seal the victory.
In the 19th minute of the rain-soaked London derby, Tottenham defender Micky van de Ven scored an own goal from close range to give Fulham the lead.Four-time champions The hosts should have had a two-goal lead at halftime as Tottenham failed to produce a shot on goal in the opening period, but Rodrigo Muniz’s header was superbly saved by Spurs goalkeeper Fraser Forster right before the break.
In the 56th minute, Richarlison connected with a lofted pass from Ivan Perisic to nod in from a tight angle, bringing Ange Postecoglou’s team even.Harry Wilson’s run onto an errant pass inside the box, however, gave Fulham a chance to win in regulation, but Forster’s save kept Spurs in the game.
SALFORD SEE OFF LEEDS
Division Two After a 1-1 draw, Salford City defeated Leeds United 9-8 on penalties. In the first five attempts, both teams missed a penalty. Then, Leeds’ Jamie Shackleton hit the crossbar, leaving Ossama Ashley to give Salford the win.Second-tier When leading 2-0 against Premier League Crystal Palace, Plymouth Argyle appeared poised to pull off another shock, but Roy Hodgson’s team rallied to win 4-2.
Ben Waine gave Plymouth an early advantage, and Luke Cundle made it 2-0 after the break. However, just before the hour mark, Palace star Odsonne Edouard pulled one back, and then Jean-Philippe Mateta scored three goals.Bournemouth overcame a goal deficit to defeat Swansea City 3-2, giving manager Andoni Iraola his first victory.
Wolverhampton Wanderers defeated League One Blackpool 5-0, and Premier League newcomers Luton Town defeated League Two Gillingham 3-2 despite their two-game winless streak since their promotion.League Two Tranmere Rovers was easily defeated 2-0 by Championship leaders Leicester City thanks to goals from Wilfred Ndidi and Jamie Vardy in the second half.
On Wednesday, five second-round matches are still to be played, including Chelsea vs. League Two AFC Wimbledon.