Leicester City secured their place in the semi-final’s of this season’s Carabao Cup via a penalty shootout at Goodison Park.
James Maddison and Jonny Evans put the Foxes two goals to the good in the first-half but they were pegged back by two brilliantly taken goals from Tom Davies and Leighton Baines. Jamie Vardy eventually fired the Foxes through via the penalty spot to set-up a semi-final meeting with Aston Villa (BBC).
Brendan Rodgers’ side haven’t been to the last four of this particular competition since they won it in the 1999-2000 season.
Will LCFC overcome Aston Villa in this seasons Carabao Cup semi-final?
Wembley is calling for us
— OzzyLCFC? (@LcfcOzzy) December 18, 2019
Never in doubt when u stood up to take that pen
— Jason Castleton (@CastletonJason) December 19, 2019
Go on ?
— A K ?? Leicester (@Leicesterkaaki) December 18, 2019
— Sam Palmer. (@SPalmtree91) December 18, 2019
Never in doubt??
— ? (@mynamesellie__) December 18, 2019
Never in doubt when you stepped up Jamie. Leicester City’s man for every occasion. Top job by everyone! Let’s get to Wembley… and win it, preferably against Riyad! ???
— Steve Chilton (@SteveChilton1) December 18, 2019
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Brendan Rodgers’ couldn’t have asked for a better player to step-up and secure progress in the competition with the decisive spot-kick. Vardy has been in incredible form this season, scoring 16 goals in 19 games so far this season.
The Foxes now go into the semi-final as firm favourites and with a real opportunity of going to Wembley for a major final. The East-Midlands club look almost certain to secure Champions League football for next season and a trophy in February would provide an additional confidence boost heading into the business end of the campaign.