So, Paudie O’Connor kind of emulated Lewis Cook last night. That’s a good thing, right?
1 - Paudie O'Connor is the first player to both score and be sent off in a single League Cup match since Lewis Cook for Leeds United v Doncaster Rovers in August 2015. Whirlwind.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) October 31, 2018
Playing for Blackpool FC on loan, O’Connor scored a goal to pull the League One side to within a goal in the 66th minute after Arsenal had gone down to 10 men earlier in the half. And then O’Connor got a straight red for taking down Arsenal stiker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and as OptaJoe pointed out, was the first player since Cook to score and be sent off in a League Cup match. Leeds that.
So does this mean that O’Connor will one day play for the senior Republic of Ireland team?
On to the links.
Leeds United Links
Do Leeds have an effect on other teams after facing the club? [Yorkshire Evening Post]
England and English Football Links
Chelsea beat Frank Lampard’s Derby County in the League Cup. [BBC.com]
Tottenham Hotspur won 3-1 over West Ham United. [BBC.com]
World Football Links
In Mexico, Cruz Azul won the Apertura 2018 Copa MX over Monterrey. [FMF State of Mind]
Portland Timbers advanced to the next round of the MLS playoffs by defeating FC Dallas on the road. [Stumptown Footy]
The Philadelphia Union lost to New York City FC and once again are bounced from the first round of the playoffs. [Brotherly Game]
AC Milan struck late to beat Genoa at home. [AC Milan Offside]
Is the 4-4-2 formation the way forward for Milan? [AC Milan Offside]
Could a swap deal between Flamengo’s Lincoln and Inter Milan’s Gabriel Barbosa be in the works? [Football-Italia.net]