Fulham 0 Leeds United 0

Last updated : 22 September 2021 By BBC Sport

Leeds United beat Fulham 6-5 on penalties after a 0-0 draw to reach the fourth round of the Carabao Cup.

Leeds goalkeeper Illan Meslier saved from Rodrigo Muniz to win it for United in sudden death

The Cottagers had the better of the chances in the first half, with Neeskens Kebano forcing a good save from Meslier from a free-kick.

Chances were at a premium after the break as both sides were forced to settle for penalties.

Leeds took an early advantage in the shootout when Josh Onomah hit the crossbar with Fulham's first kick.

Stuart Dallas' effort drew a wonderful save from Marek Rodak in the home goal but Joe Bryan then sent his effort way over the bar to give Adam Forshaw the chance to win it with Leeds' fourth penalty.

However, Forshaw also blasted his kick over as the shootout went to sudden death. After two more rounds of successful penalties, Brazilian Muniz saw his low effort kept out by Meslier.

Marcelo Bielsa, who was booked during the second half, will hope his side can now carry the positivity from this result into the league as they search for a first Premier League win of the season against West Ham on Saturday, while Fulham visit Bristol City in the Championship.

Fulham boss Marco Silva:

"When I made 11 changes in the starting XI and I saw our team match our opponent like we did this evening - of course I'm not happy with the result - like all of us, I think we deserved something more from the game.

"But the result is what it is, but we have to be proud of our players and what they did and how they played for the 95 minutes, with very good intensity in some moments of the game.

"Unfortunately in the penalties they were more competent than us, because for me it's not just a matter of luck or not."

Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa:

"It was difficult for us. We conceded too many chances to the opponent. It was difficult for all our players."

"The young players showed personality and character. Joe Gelhardt had missed his last two penalties and took on board the responsibility and managed to score and Stuart McKinstry also had to take one in the most decisive moments and they showed character."