Wednesday stun Gunners to progress in cup

Image: John Wardell/Flickr

Image: John Wardell/Flickr

Sheffield Wednesday claimed arguably the biggest scalp of the Capital One Cup as they stunned Premier League high flyers Arsenal.

Despite the Championship side going on an eight-match unbeaten run, manager Carlos Carvalhal had given them “just a ten per cent chance” of making it through to the quarter finals.

But Ross Wallace opened the scoring, before setting up a second goal for Lucas Joao. Sam Hutchinson added a third after half-time to send the Owls support into dreamland and seal their first League Cup quarter-final for 13 years.

Fellow Championship side Hull also shocked Premier League opposition as they beat Leicester City on penalties.

They had to come from behind after Riyad Mahrez had put the Foxes ahead in extra time, but Abel Hernandez equalised five minutes later.

And Mahrez’s journey from hero to zero was complete when Eldin Jakupovic saved his decisive penalty, sealing the Tigers’ place in the last eight for the first time ever.

The night’s other two ties also came down to spot-kicks. Everton came through a difficult tie against Norwich at Goodison Park, while ten-man Stoke stunned Chelsea to heap more pressure on beleaguered manager Jose Mourinho.

 

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