Date:Wednesday September 26 2012
Leeds United boss Neil Warnock described the Capital One League Cup win over Everton as the best he has had in his career in the competition.
Injury hit Leeds upset the odds by dumping Everton out 2-1 thanks to goals from Aidy White and Rodolph Austin.
Warnock made four changes to the side that beat Nottingham Forest at the weekend with Paddy Kenny, Adam Drury and Lee Peltier all missing out after picking up knocks.
The Leeds boss was already without Paul Green, David Norris and last season`s leading goalscorer Ross McCormack through injury, whilst Everton have made a great start to their Premier League season sitting in third place going into the game.
Leeds thoroughly deserved the win and Everton had to wait until the 71st minute before having their first shot on target.
Ten years ago, Warnock led Sheffield United to the semi-final, where they narrowly lost out to Liverpool over two legs. Taking everything into consideration, Warnock speaking after the game described this win as the best performance by one of his sides. 'As good a performance and result as I've had in the competition given Everton being such a good side and us having so many injuries. We were better on the night. I think even our fans were surprised.'
Leeds went ahead early when Aidy White cut through the Everton defence to give Jan Mucha no chance in the Everton goal and score his first competitive goal for the club.
Everton rarely threatened the Leeds goal in the first half and had just a Victor Anichebe shot wide of the goal to show for their efforts in the first half.
Leeds should have doubled their advantage on the stroke of half time when Luciano Becchio saw his firm header cleared off the line.
Everton did come into the game more in the second half but Jamie Ashdown, in just his second start in goal for Leeds was having a relatively easy night.
Leeds doubled their lead halfway through the second half after a sustained spell of pressure when Rodolph Austin steered in a Danny Pugh shot after the Everton defence had turned off at a corner.
Everton got a lifeline late in the game when defender Sylvain Distin beat Jason Pearce in the air to head home but Leeds had little trouble in seeing out the remainder of the game with El Hadji Diouf showing all his experience to run down the clock as he frustrated the Everton players.
Their frustrations showed signs of boiling over at times in the closing minutes.
Johnny Heitinga was lucky to go unpunished when he stood on the back of Diouf having already been booked in the game and Victor Anichebe and Marouane Fellaini reacted angrily when Jason Pearce kicked the ball away that saw players from both sides getting involved in pushing and shoving.
Pearce had an eventful night for Leeds. The stand in captain needed eight stitches in a head wound in the first half and he finished the game with his head heavily bandaged. His central defensive partner Tom Lees also finished the game with a cut eye as Leeds put their bodies on the line in a game played in heavy rain and Warnock likened the game to one from days of old. 'It was like going back in time,' A great cup tie, tackles, headers, rain chucking it down, both centre-halves needing stitches,' added Warnock.
Everton had two late shouts for penalties turned away by referee Lee Mason but no one was going to deny Leeds a deserved victory and progression to the fourth round of the League Cup for only the second time in the last ten seasons.
Leeds will find out their next opponents in the competition when the draw is made this evening on Sky Sport following the Manchester United and Newcastle third round clash.
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Date:Wednesday September 26 2012
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