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

Tottenham Hotspur's Son Heung-min claps after their exit from the League Cup

Tottenham Hotspur's Son Heung-min looks dejected after being knocked out of the League Cup. Photo: Andrew Couldridge/Reuters

Published Aug 30, 2023


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.

e a loose pass inside the box but Forster's save kept Spurs in the contest.


League Two Salford City beat Leeds United 9-8 on penalties also after a 1-1 draw. Both sides missed a penalty in their first five before Leeds' Jamie Shackleton hit the bar, leaving Ossama Ashley to secure victory for Salford.

Second-tier Plymouth Argyle looked on course to cause another upset when they led 2-0 against Premier League Crystal Palace, but Roy Hodgson's side fought back to win 4-2.

Ben Waine gave Plymouth an early lead and Luke Cundle made it 2-0 after the break but forward Odsonne Edouard pulled one back for Palace just before the hour mark followed by a Jean-Philippe Mateta hat-trick.

Bournemouth came from a goal down to win 3-2 at second-tier Swansea City, earning boss Andoni Iraola a first win in charge.

Wolverhampton Wanderers crushed League One Blackpool 5-0 while Premier League new boys Luton Town, who are without a point in two games following their return to the top flight, beat League Two Gillingham 3-2.

Second-half goals by Wilfred Ndidi and Jamie Vardy earned Championship leaders Leicester City a comfortable 2-0 win over League Two Tranmere Rovers.

Five remaining second-round ties, including Chelsea v League Two AFC Wimbledon, will take place on Wednesday.