Leicester outlasts Saints, advances in League Cup

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Nampalys Mendy scored the decisive penalty kick as Leicester City beat Southampton in the League Cup, 6-5, after a scoreless 90 minutes.

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Manolo Gabbiadini‘s kick was saved by Leicester’s Danny Ward before Mendy bagged the winner, setting up a date with Manchester City in the quarterfinals.

The match was delayed three weeks following the death of Leicester owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.

The Foxes will host City on either Dec. 18 or 19.

This year’s tournament is guaranteed to have a lower tier side in the semifinals, with Tony Pulis‘ Middlesbrough hosting League One’s Burton Albion on Dec. 18.

League Cup quarterfinals (Dec. 18-19)
Arsenal vs. Spurs
Leicester vs. Man City
Middlesbrough vs. Burton Albion
Chelsea vs. Bournemouth