Leeds United have reached the fourth round of the League Cup after beating Fulham away on penalties.
Fulham started brightly but the Whites worked their way into the game, with their first chance coming on 11 minutes as Roberts’ shot was saved by the keeper, but only into the path of Rodrigo. With clear sight of goal, the Spaniard mistimed his finish and skewed it wide.
Roberts and Rodrigo provided much of the danger for the rest of the second half, with the best opening falling to Summerville who latched on to a loose ball in the middle and drove toward the box well, but his knock to Roberts for what would’ve been a great chance was overweight, and the eventual shot was well saved.
Rodrigo had a decent opening fall to him early in the second half having been sent through by Dan James, but Hector made an excellent recovering challenge just as Rodrigo was about to pull the trigger.
Kebano came closest to scoring for Fulham with a free-kick on the edge of the box, beating the wall with a well-hit dipping strike, but Meslier was privy and parried the ball away.
Leeds’ best chance of the second half also went begging, with a late free-kick heaved into the box, meeting Charlie Cresswell deep in the penalty area. He headed the ball toward the far post, with Rodrigo looking to pounce. He threw himself at it but couldn’t quite connect.
The game went to penalties, with Leeds winning 6-5 as Illan Meslier was the hero, saving the final penalty from Muniz.