LONDON: Second-half Leicester goals from Shinji Okazaki and Islam Slimani sent Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool out of the League Cup at the first hurdle.
The Reds dominated the first period in the midlands but were unable to find a way through and substitute Okazaki fired in a 67th-minute opener before Slimani lashed home a second 12 minutes from time to send the Foxes through.
Jurgen Klopp’s side, who have now gone four games without a win, were not the only Premier League team to exit inside 90 minutes as Stoke and Huddersfield both fell to away losses at Bristol City and Crystal Palace respectively.
The Potters were undone by two goals in 10 second-half minutes from Famara Diedhiou and Matt Taylor, while Roy Hodgson earned his first win as Palace boss thanks to Bakary Sako’s header early on.
Paul Clement’s Swansea also made into the last 16 as Alfie Mawson and Jordan Ayew struck in the second half of their 2-0 success at Reading.
Three ties went to extra-time and Burnley‘s home clash with Leeds had to be determined by a penalty shoot-out which the Whites won 5-3.
It had been 0-0 at Turf Moor until the 80th minute when Hadi Sacko’s strike began a flurry of late goals. Ex-Leeds striker Chris Wood levelled from the spot in the 89th minute, with Pablo Hernandez restoring the visitors’ lead with a penalty of his own in the fourth minute of stoppage time only for Robbie Brady to force extra-time with a free-kick shortly after.
Bournemouth claimed a home victory over Brighton for the second time in five days as Norway international Josh King steered in a winner nine minutes into extra time.
Bristol Rovers, the only League One club involved on Tuesday night, exited at the hands of Wolves thanks to Bright Enobakhare’s 98th-minute winner during an extra-time period where Tom Lockyer was dismissed for the visitors.