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Leeds United, Southampton Eliminated By Lower-league Teams In League Cup

Everton (Photo Credit: AP)

Everton (Photo Credit: AP)

Leeds United lost a penalty shootout 9-8 to third-tier Hull City after a 1-1 draw in regulation time as Southampton lost 2-0 at home to second-tier Brentford.

Premier League teams Leeds and Southampton lost to lower-tier opposition in the second round of the English League Cup on Wednesday.

While a second-string Leeds team lost a penalty shootout 9-8 to third-tier Hull after a 1-1 draw in regulation, Southampton fielded a full-strength lineup but still lost 2-0 at home to second-tier Brentford.

Leeds and Southampton also lost their opening games in the Premier League at the weekend.

Brentford’s reward is a third-round trip to West Bromwich Albion, which beat fourth-tier Harrogate Town 3-0.

Everton eased past fourth-tier Salford 3-0 thanks to goals by Michael Keane, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Moise Kean, while Aleksandar Mitrovic scored Fulham’s goal in a 1-0 win at Ipswich.

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