CM – Spurs, Leicester and Brentford qualify for the round of 16 of the Carabao Cup

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Lucas Moura of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates his goal in the round of 16 of the Carabao Cup against Burnley at Turf Moor, Burnley

Lucas Moura contributed with the only goal for last year’s runners-up Tottenham in the 1-0 win over Burnley to ease the pressure on Nuno Espirito Santo.

The Brazilian headed a cross from compatriot Emerson Royal in the 68th minute to settle an inferior matter at Turf Moor.

Nuno still had to grapple with the dissatisfaction of the traveling believers saying « Nuno where are the submarines? » had sung. before the breakthrough took place but Spurs held on for a much-needed win to advance into the final eight.

Meanwhile, after an entertaining 2-2 draw on an emotional night at King Power Stadium, Leicester needed a penalty to get past Brighton.

The tie came on the third anniversary of the helicopter crash on the ground that the Club chairwoman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and four others were killed.

Harvey Barnes got off to a perfect start after the Foxes honored Srivaddhanaprabha with a minute’s silence before Adam Webster and Ademola Lookman exchanged goals in added time in the first half.

Brighton striker Enock Mwepu made another twist in the duel with a second equalizer in the 71st minute, but later saw his Danny Ward penalty in a penalty shoot-out and Neal Maupay also triumphed over Leicester 4 2 on penalties.

Brentford took his first win at Stoke after Sergi Canos and Ivan Toney returned their manager’s trust with goals in a 2-1 win.

The duo were two of the three players who kept their starting place from the loss to Leicester and hit a net in the first half to get the Bees under control.

Former Brentford player Romaine Sawyers cut the gap after the break, but Thomas Frank’s men held on to victory and broke their duck in Stoke, finishing them in the last eight for the second straight year.

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