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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