QPR beat Everton to deliver one of the unexpected football results of the Carabao Cup when they beat Premier League Everton. The Championship side needed penalties to seal their place in the fourth round. Rangers found themselves in the lead twice in regulation time courtesy of a Charlie Austin brace. The Premier League side scored equalizers through Lucas Digne and Andros Townsend to take the tie into extra-time. Tom Davies missed the 15th penalty of the shootout while Jimmy Dunne stepped up to win QPR the game.
QPR’s Mark Warburton: “I thought we were very, very good from the first whistle. We were incisive and played on the front foot. We conceded early in the second half and rode our luck a bit, but we hung on, and then the shootout went our way.” he added. “To a man, our players deserve so much credit. The penalties from both teams were high quality, but they showed great character. It’s what a cup tie is about, and it was a great evening for the fans.”
Everton’s Rafa Benitez: “I think we did quite well. We had 17 attempts away from home. We fight back twice so we showed character and attitude. But still, we have to be better in both areas. We concede too easily and missed chances that made a difference in the game.” he added. “You cannot say too much because the team was working so hard. We had enough chances to win the game. We were pushing all the time.”
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