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Leicester outlasts Saints, advances in League Cup

Leicester City v Southampton - Carabao Cup Fourth Round

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 27: Marc Albrighton, Danny Ward and Jamie Vardy celebrates with team mates after winning a penalty shoot out during the Carabao Cup Fourth Round match between Leicester City and Southampton at The King Power Stadium on October 30, 2018 in Leicester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

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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

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