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.
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