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Fulham vs. Tottenham: The League Cup


Football  •  30 Aug, 2023  •  2,603 Views  •  ⭐ 5.0

Written by Shivani Chourasia


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In a thrilling sequence of events, the League Cup witnessed big names battling it out, some securing their position while others met a surprising fate. A rainy Tuesday saw Fulham advance on penalties, Salford City shocking Leeds, and other teams dancing on the knife's edge.

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Fulham Edges Past Tottenham

Tottenham out of English League Cup in second round after losing penalty  shootout to Fulham | Football News - The Indian Express
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In a nail-biting finish at Craven Cottage, Fulham triumphed over Tottenham Hotspur 5-3 in a penalty shootout. The 1-1 draw in regular time saw Fulham lead through an unfortunate own goal by Tottenham's Micky van de Ven. Spurs, trailing behind, managed to find an equalizer with Richarlison's brilliant header in the 56th minute. However, Davinson Sanchez's missed penalty and crucial goals by Fulham's duo, Joao Palhinha and Kenny Tete, sealed the deal for the home team.

Leeds United's Upset by Salford City

Fulham beat Tottenham to secure spot in League Cup's third round
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In an unexpected turn, Leeds United faced defeat in a tense penalty shootout against League Two's Salford City. Both teams missed a shot in the initial round, but it was Leeds' Jamie Shackleton's missed attempt that paved the way for Ossama Ashley to clinch a sensational win for Salford.

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A Resilient Comeback by Crystal Palace

Tottenham out of English League Cup in second round after losing to Fulham  | Football News - Hindustan Times
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After trailing 2-0 against Plymouth Argyle, Crystal Palace showcased a roaring comeback. Ben Waine and Luke Cundle's goals for Plymouth seemed to set the stage, but Odsonne Edouard's strike, followed by a stellar hat-trick from Jean-Philippe Mateta, turned the tables as Palace secured a 4-2 victory.

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