Leicester beats Newcastle on penalties in League Cup
LONDON (AP) — Kasper Schmeichel saved two penalties Wednesday as Leicester beat Newcastle 4-2 in a shootout to reach the third round of the English League Cup.
Schmeichel saved efforts from Jonjo Shelvey and Isaac Hayden at St. James’ Park after the only all-Premier League matchup of the day ended 1-1.
James Maddison gave Leicester the lead in the first half with a free-kick before Yoshinori Muto equalized in the 53rd.
Bournemouth also needed penalties to get past League Two side Forest Green after a 0-0 draw. Goalkeeper Mark Travers saved all three spot kicks by the visitors as Eddie Howe’s team won the shootout 3-0.
Everton needed two late goals to get past League One team Lincoln 4-2. Lincoln had taken the lead after just 21 seconds through Harry Anderson and then made it 2-2 in the 70th with a volley from Bruno Andrade.
But summer signing Alex Iwobi scored his first goal for Everton to restore the lead for good in the 81st and Richarlison added a late goal for the visitors.
Sunderland, Portsmouth, Sheffield Wednesday and Swansea also advanced Wednesday.
The Premier League teams playing in Europe will enter the competition in the third round, with defending champion Manchester City visiting Preston. League Two side Colchester, which beat Crystal Palace on penalties on Tuesday, was rewarded with a home game against Tottenham.