Foxes edge Saints in shoot-out to arrange Man Metropolis quarter-final

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28 Nov 2018, 04:17 IST
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Leicester Metropolis rejoice EFL Cup development

Leicester Metropolis will face holders Manchester Metropolis within the final eight of the EFL Cup after prevailing in a penalty shoot-out in opposition to Southampton following Tuesday’s 0-Zero draw.

This last-16 assembly on the King Energy Stadium was rearranged after the helicopter crash which killed Foxes proprietor Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and 4 different individuals final month.

Srivaddhanaprabha’s son, Aiyawatt, was in attendance for the rescheduled fixture and watched on as his membership earned a spot within the final eight due to a 6-5 shoot-out success.

After 90 goalless minutes and 10 profitable spot-kicks, Southampton striker Manolo Gabbiadini noticed his effort saved by Danny Ward and Nampalys Mendy stored his cool to ship Leicester by, making certain one other tough outing for under-pressure Saints boss Mark Hughes.

There had been drama aplenty within the closing phases of regular time, Nathan Redmond placing the crossbar for the guests, who additionally noticed a Steven Davis effort within the 83rd minute disallowed for handball following a VAR evaluation.

Quickly afterwards, the video replay system adjudged there had been no foul on Jonny Evans by Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg as Leicester appealed for a penalty.

However Ward proved the hero when it mattered, beautifully tipping Gabbiadini’s 95th-minute free-kick onto the woodwork earlier than occurring to disclaim the Italian within the shoot-out and assist see the three-time winners by to a house quarter-final in opposition to the defending champions.

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