Tottenham's League Cup Journey Ends: Fulham's Penalty Shootout Victory in Second Round - Newsida
Fulham beat Tottenham

Since 2008, without a trophy, Tottenham has already seen one of their reality-loving shots disappear earlier this season in Silverware. Dele Alli was the sole player who failed to score in the penalty shootout, as Tottenham lost to Fulham 5-3 on spot kicks and then drew 1-1 against Middlesbrough in regulation, only to be knocked out in the second round on Tuesday.

Before even entering the fray against England’s top teams, Spurs have been ousted. Premier League clubs competing in Europe this season aren’t participating in the League Cup until the third round.

After a humiliating defeat at the hands of Gremio in the League Cup in 2005, this is the first time Tottenham has been defeated in the second round.

McGee’s goal in the 19th minute put Wigan ahead before Richardson, Brazil’s striker, scored an equalizer in the 56th minute.

In the shootout, Sanchez, the Colombian center-back, who had been a target of criticism by some of Tottenham’s fans last season, had his effort saved by Fulham’s goalkeeper, Marcus Rodak, in their team’s third penalty.

Kenya Tete changed the situation for Fulham with a successful spot-kick conversion in extra time.

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Post his departure to Bayern Munich, Harry Kane has become accustomed to life without the Spurs. In this season, they only have to contend in the Premier League and the FA Cup, and the league remains a long shot for a new team with new managers in charge, including Inzaghi at Lazio.

Postecoglou could face criticism, and then the weakened outfield against Fulham – with Richardson and Van de Wiel, the only two players who retained their positions after a 2-0 win over Bournemouth on Sunday – despite being one of the few instances in the League Cup Trophy’s history of a Premier League team lowering themselves against lower-league opponents.

The top five teams in the Premier League avoided defeat against lower-league opponents on Tuesday, with Brentford beating Newport County 3-0 on penalties. Newport held them to a 1-1 draw, with even scores, by stoppage time in the sixth minute.

Crystal Palace fell behind 2-0 and rallied to a 4-2 win in the second tier of the playoffs, while Jean-Philippe Mateta scored a hat-trick in 22 minutes. Palace then claimed supremacy with three goals in a five-minute period from the 58th minute.

Bournemouth accepted an initial goal and then suffered a 3-2 defeat at the hands of Swansea in the second tier, Luton came from behind to defeat Gillingham 3-2, and Wolverhampton thrashed Blackpool 5-0 in the third tier.

Hollywood actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney’s ownership of Wrexham faced a 4-3 penalty shootout loss against Bradford, while Gary Neville, Paul Scholes, and other members of Manchester United’s Class of ’92 ownership of Salford City faced a 9-8 defeat against Leeds in the shootout. It marked their first time reaching the third round in their 83-year history.

The remaining second-round games will be played on Wednesday, including Chelsea hosting AFC Wimbledon in the fourth tier and Nottingham Forest facing Burnley in the All-Premier League clash.

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