EFL Cup round-up: Fulham edge past Middlesbrough, as Sunderland steal narrow win

25 Aug

Lasse Vigen Christensen’s extra-time goal gave Championship side Fulham a deserved 2-1 victory over Premier League Middlesbrough to reach the third round of the EFL Cup.


Fulham, who made 10 changes for the tie at Craven Cottage, had to recover from conceding a goal after only eight minutes to David Nugent.

But they fought back superbly after the break as Julien De Sart’s 54th-minute own goal and Christensen’s dramatic 113th-minute strike sent Slavisa Jokanovic’s men through to the delight of the home crowd.

Elsewhere, Adnan Januzaj’s first goal for Sunderland handed David Moyes his maiden competitive victory as the Black Cats edged past League One Shrewsbury and into the third round.

The 21-year-old needed 83 minutes of a largely turgid cup-tie to find his range, blasting a right-footed shot past keeper Jayson Leutwiler to spare a crowd of just 13,979 at the Stadium of Light further punishment on a night when victory was the only option.

EFL Cup second round results in full:

Accrington 1-0 Burnley

Fulham 2-1 Middlesbrough

Morecambe 1-2 Bournemouth

Sunderland 1-0 Shrewsbury

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