Carabao Cup: Southampton eliminate Everton on penalties; 4th round set

Southampton got a win over Everton in a rare midweek Carabao Cup match. Both Merseyside clubs will not be in the fourth round.

The match began with both teams showing anxiety and sluggish going towards goal. Everton had dominated the game with its 4-2-3-1 formation until the 30th minute. With three at the back, Southampton started showing their quality after that 30-minute mark.

Nathan Redmond found and set up the ball for Danny Ings inside the box, who dispatched it into the bottom corner to give Southampton the early lead. The goal is his fourth this season and his third in the last four games.

When the teams returned from the break, Everton started dominating again and it was only a matter of time until they equalized. Theo Walcott came off the bench and tied the match in the 88th minute, taking it straight to a penalty shootout. The goal was Walcott’s first in four games.

Although toffees had still struggled to shot another the goal, they couldn’t make it done and the game went to the penalties.

Saints efficient from the spot

At the penalty shootout, the Everton players no one would have thought would miss did miss as Richarlison and Walcott missed their spot kicks. All of the Saints players were efficient from the spot with Ings, Stephen Davis, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, and Cedric convert the penalties that sent Southampton to the round of 16 of the Carabao Cup.

Southampton’s win means neither Liverpool or Everton are in the Carabao Cup and 10 Premier League teams make up the last 16. The Saints will play at Leicester in the next Cup match in late October/early November.

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4th Round Matchups

Manchester City vs. Fulham

Bournemouth vs. Norwich City

Arsenal vs. Blackpool

Leicester City vs. Southampton

West Ham vs. Tottenham

Middlesborough vs. Crystal Palace

Chelsea vs. Derby County

Burton Albion vs. Nottingham Forest