Fulham Stun Tottenham on Penalties in Carabao Cup thriller

Russell Nketiah Tannor

Fulham Stun Tottenham on Penalties in Carabao Cup thriller

Fulham pulled off a remarkable upset by beating Tottenham Hotspur on penalties in the second round of the Carabao Cup at Craven Cottage on Tuesday night.

The hosts, who are currently second in the Championship, took the lead in the 19th minute when Micky van de Ven deflected Tom Cairney's cross into his own net.

Tottenham, who made nine changes from their Premier League win over Wolves, equalized in the 54th minute when Richarlison scored his first goal of the season with a low shot from inside the box.

The game went to a penalty shootout after a 1-1 draw in 90 minutes, and Fulham prevailed 5-3 as Davinson Sanchez missed the crucial spot kick for Spurs.

Fulham goalkeeper Marek Rodak was the hero, saving Sanchez's weak effort and then celebrating as Kenny Tete converted the winning penalty.

Fulham manager Marco Silva, who was serving a touchline ban, praised his players for their performance and their character.

"It was a fantastic night for us. We showed great quality and great spirit. We deserved to win," he said.

"We knew it would be tough against a strong team like Tottenham, but we played with confidence and courage. We created chances and we defended well. We were very solid."

Tottenham boss Ange Postecoglou was disappointed with his team's display and their exit from the competition.

"We didn't play well enough. We didn't create enough chances and we didn't take our chances. We made mistakes and we paid for them," he said.

"It's a shame because we wanted to do well in this competition. It's an opportunity to win a trophy and we let it slip away."

Fulham will now face Leicester City in the third round of the Carabao Cup, while Tottenham will focus on their Premier League clash with Arsenal on Sunday.

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