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The game only progressed to the semifinals because of a goal by Chelsea winger Mykhailo Mudryk in the second minute of stoppage time, which tied the score at 1-1 at Stamford Bridge. The London club defeated Newcastle 4-2 in a penalty shootout on Tuesday.

Newcastle defender One of the two visiting players who missed his penalty was Kieran Trippier, who was also responsible for that goal. The other was Matt Ritchie, and the shootout was ended by a save from substitute goalkeeper Đorđe Petrović.

This cup run could be crucial in gaining some momentum for Pochettino, who is beginning to feel some pressure for not being able to get a group of talented players to gel. It was the greatest moment of his less than six-month reign thus far, given the raucous cheer that filled the stadium following the winning penalty.

Newcastle’s goal was to advance to the League Cup semifinals for the second consecutive year. It is the first time in Fulham’s 144-year history that the team has reached that milestone.

A longer penalty shootout was required for Fulham, another west London team, to advance; defender Tosin Adarabioyo eventually scored the game-winning kick for a 7-6 victory. At 4-3, Amadou Onana had a chance to give Everton the victory in the shootout, but his attempt was saved.

At Goodison Park, the match ended in regulation with a 1-1 score thanks to a goal from Everton substitute Beto in the 82nd minute, which negated Michael Keane’s own goal.
Middlesbrough, the lone non-Premier League team left, will be the heavy underdog in the semifinals.

Goals from Jonny Howson, Morgan Rogers, and Matt Crooks helped the second-tier team defeat third-division Port Vale 3-0.

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