Leicester City cruise over Brighton by 4-2 on Penalties. Leicester City advance to the next round of the Carabao Cup after they defeated Brighton and Hove Albion. As they pick up this Victory midweek, the Foxes welcome Arsenal at the King Power Stadium. Brendan Rodgers’ side will face Mikel Arteta’s resurgent Arsenal who are unbeaten in their last 5 Premier League Fixtures.
The Foxes took the lead against Brighton on Wednesday after Harvey Barnes found the back of the net in the 6th Minute. Brighton dominated the Game in terms of possession and the Creation of chances into the Goal. But the away side equalized in the dying minutes of the First Half. Brighton Centre Back Adam Webster scored a screamer to put them back on Level Terms.
Ademola Lookman immediately restored Leicester’s lead on the stroke of Half Time, but they were unable to find a third goal after Enock Mwepu drew his side back on level terms with 20 minutes to go. Extra time couldn’t separate the two teams as the game was down to a Penalty Shootout.
Leicester Goalkeeper Danny Ward’s heroics take the Foxes to the Quarter Finals
James Maddison, Harvey Barnes, Patson Daka and Ricardo Pereira all scored for Leicester in the Penalty Shootout. Maddison and Barnes converted the first two penalties for Brendan Rodgers’ side. Neal Maupay was denied by the crossbar to give the home team an advantage. Patson Daka and Ricardo Pereira maintained the Foxes’ perfect record. Leicester was lucky because Danny Ward was in fine form as he saved Mwepu’s effort to see his team through.
Leicester City reached the final 16 of the Tournament after bearing Millwall 2-0 away from home. Arsenal produced a similar performance against AFC Wimbledon in the Carabao Cup as they travel to the King Power Stadium this Saturday on Matchday 10 of the Premier League.
“When you get to this stage you want to get to the quarter-finals I am delighted with the mentality of the team, a lot of players who haven’t played as much, we showed our quality to get the goals and composure at the end to go through“said Brendan Rodgers after the Match
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