BOURNEMOUTH: Crystal Palace’s Luka Milivojevic sees his penalty saved by Bournemouth goalkeeper Asmir Begovic during the shootout in their League Cup match at the Vitality Stadium.—Reuters
BOURNEMOUTH: Crystal Palace’s Luka Milivojevic sees his penalty saved by Bournemouth goalkeeper Asmir Begovic during the shootout in their League Cup match at the Vitality Stadium.—Reuters

LONDON: Bournemouth beat Crystal Palace 11-10 in an unusually long penalty shootout to advance to the third round of the English League Cup after the game ended at 0-0 after 90 minutes on Tuesday.

As the sides remained deadlocked after five penalties each, even both goalkeepers had to take spot kicks — and they both missed.

Eventually David Brooks scored his second penalty for Bournemouth and Luka Milivojevic’s second was saved by goalkeeper Asmir Begovic to knock out the Premier League side.

Bournemouth, who were relegated from the Premier League in July, play Manchester City in the next round.

Jack Grealish celebrated his new contract at Aston Villa by scoring the decisive goal in a 3-1 victory over Burton Albion.

The match looked to be heading for a penalty shootout after Ollie Watkins had scored Villa’s equaliser late in the first half to cancel out Colin Daniel’s opener for the third-division team after only 68 seconds.

But Grealish struck a volley from the edge of the area to put Dean Smith’s team in front in the 88th minute.

Keinan Davis made sure of the victory in stoppage time to set up a trip to Bristol City or Northampton Town in the next round.

Sebastien Haller scored twice in four first-half minutes before Felipe Anderson added a late third as West Ham United advanced past Charlton Athletic 3-0.

The win may only temporarily paper over the cracks after West Ham’s poor start to the season — a 2-0 home loss to Newcastle United on Saturday — as well as unrest off the field.

Ryan Fraser secured Newcastle’s 1-0 victory over Blackburn Rovers by scoring on his first appearance for the northeast club, which will play fourth-tier side Morecambe in the third round.

Lincoln City will host Premier League champions Liverpool in the third round after routing Bradford City 5-0. Luton Town also have a glamorous home match next week against Manchester United after beating Reading 1-0.

Barnsley beat Middlesbrough 2-0 to secure a trip to Chelsea, although Stamford Bridge — like all stadiums — will be empty to due coronavirus restrictions.

Tottenham Hotspur will play Leyton Orient, which ousted Plymouth Argyle 3-2. Tottenham striker Harry Kane sponsors the jerseys at Orient, where he spent part of his early career on goal, giving the space to good causes.

Published in Dawn, September 17th, 2020