League Cup: Southampton tops Everton in penalties

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Southampton overcame a late concession to outlast Everton in penalty kicks at Goodison Park to round out the League Cup’s Round of 16.

Saints will travel to Leicester City in the next round.

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Danny Ings scored for Southampton in the 44th minute, only to see ex-Saints star Theo Walcott level the tie in the 85th minute.

But Angus Gunn saved Walcott in penalties as Saints won 4-3.

Ings now has four goals in seven matches for Saints, on loan from Liverpool ahead of a permanent move next summer.

He’s twice scored against the Reds’ Merseyside rivals since moving to Saints, and his four career goals against Everton are his joint-highest against a single opponent (Huddersfield Town, Birmingham City).

Saints manager Mark Hughes puffed his chest after the win.