Caretaker boss David Unsworth was proud of his Everton team last night despite cashing out of the Carabao Cup with a 2-1 defeat to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
His rejuvenated Everton team, pushed the Premier League champions all the way with Chelsea only really being safe when Willian scored their second goal in the 92md minute.
Antonio Rudiger had opened the scoring for Chelsea mid way through the first half, with his looping header beating Jordan Pickford in the Everton goal. But despite having the better of the first half, Everton were definitely the sharper in the second period with Ademola Lookman rattling the post and Kevin Mirallas being denied by good work from Chelsea keeper Caballero.
Unfortunately for Everton, despite the increased tempo and pressure, Everton couldn’t make it count and when Willian drilled home his effort in stoppage time it was effectively the end of Everton’s hopes. To their credit they never gave up and on the whistle Dominic Calvert-Lewin netted a deserved consolation for the visitors.
Three second half goals from West Ham shocked a below strength Tottenham Hotspurs as the Hammers came back from being 2-0 behind at the break to progress into the last 16 of the Carabao Cup with a 3-2 win at Wembley last night.
Tottenham had taken the lead after only 5 minutes with Son Heung finding Moussa Sissoko unmarked in the box, who calmly slotted the ball past West Ham keeper Adrian. Dele Alli had an effort well saved, but later managed to get his name on the score sheet with a curling effort just before the break to make it 2-0.
With the weekends drumming by Brighton on their minds West Ham boss Slaven Bilic must have been feeling the pressure, but whatever he said in the sheds at the break worked has, his West Ham side came out all guns blazing in the second period. Striker Andre Ayew scored twice in a five minute period to level the game, before Angelo Ogbonna was found un marked in the box to head the Hammers into the lead, with twenty minutes reminding.
From their Spurs chucked everything at they London rivals, but with Keeper Adrian in outstanding form to deny both Alli and Sissoko from scoring doubles it was West Ham that go into the quarter final draw.