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Spurs Crash Out Of English League Cup, Manager Ange Postecoglou Defends Team Selection

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The former Celtic boss paid the price for making nine changes to his starting line-up at Craven Cottage.

Ange Postecoglou defended his platoon selection after suffering his first defeat as Tottenham master after Fulham won 5- 3 on penalties following a 1- 1 draw in the League Cup alternate round on Tuesday. Postecoglou had manipulated an encouraging launch to his first season in charge of Tottenham, with consecutive Premier League wins against Manchester United and Bournemouth following a draw against Brentford. But the former Celtic master paid the price for making nine changes to his starting line- up at Craven Cottage.

Postecoglou handed a full debut to Manor Solomon, while Giovani Lo Celso and Pierre- Emile Hojbjerg started despite enterprise over their futures.

Fulham master Marco Silva made six changes himself, but it was Tottenham’s understudies who plodded.

Micky van de Ven‘s 19th- nanosecond own thing gave Fulham the lead as the protector turned Tom Cairney’s cross once keeper Fraser Forster.

Tottenham took advantage of a curious incident that left Fulham down to 10 men to equalise in the 56th nanosecond.

A problem with Kenny Tete‘s charge meant the Fulham protector had to sprint down the lair to find a relief in the dressing room.

Moments latterly, Ivan Perisic whipped in a cross from the position Tete would have been defending and Richarlison headed home from an acute angle.

But Tottenham were unfit to find a winner and in the shoot- eschewal Davinson Sanchez’s trouble was saved by Marek Rodak before Tete, now with thrills on both bases, fired the decisive kick.

Presently enduring a jewel failure that stretches back to 2008, Tottenham formerly have one lower competition in which to end that barren run this term.

Postecoglou had introduced stars James Maddison and Son Heung- min in the alternate half, but defended his decision to elect his borderline players.

“How am I going to find out about my players? It does not mean the mug, or any game, is not a precedence for us,” the Australian said.

“We’re veritably much at the discovery stage and we need to give the players the occasion.

“We’re going to need these guys if we get dislocations along the way with injuries.”

Fourth- league Salford, co-owned by former Manchester United stars David Beckham, Gary Neville, Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes, beat Leeds 9- 8 on penalties after a 1- 1 draw with the Championship club.

“Absolutely inconceivable. I would have no way imagined this game to go so far, no way mind to go to penalties and to win. Such a big night for all these Salford suckers,” Neville said.

Hoping for a reunion with his old club in the third round, Neville added” Us tads as possessors, we love Man United and we love this club as well.

“To have the occasion to play them is the special night that we want.”

Luton beat fourth- league Gillingham 3- 2 at Kenilworth Road to win for the first time this season.

After losing to Brighton and Chelsea in their first two Premier League games, Jacob Brown, Alfie Doughty and Cauley Woodrow scored for Luton, who are playing in the top- flight for the first time in 31 times.

Bournemouth master Andoni Iraola earned his first palm in English football as Ryan Christie’s last- rustle thing settled a 3- 2 palm at alternate- league Swansea.

The Spaniard had overseen a draw with West Ham and defeats by Tottenham and Liverpool in his first three league games.

Brentford demanded a 3- 0 penalty shoot- eschewal palm to advance after a 1- 1 draw at fourth- league Newport.

Crystal Palace survived a dread as they fought back from two pretensions down to win 4- 2 at alternate- league Plymouth thanks to Jean- Philippe Mateta’s chapeau- trick. Know More Latest Football News…

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