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Leicester City 2-0 Liverpool

  • Leicester City secure passage to Carabao Cup fourth round with win over Liverpool.
  • Second half goals from Shinji Okazaki and Islam Slimani send Foxes through.
  • Reds had host of chances but withdrawal of Philippe Coutinho turned the game.
  • Liverpool: Ward, Flanagan, Gomez, Klavan, Robertson, Henderson, Grujic, Wijnaldum, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Coutinho, Solanke.
  • Leicester City: Hamer, Amartey, Dragović, Morgan (c), Chilwell, Albrighton, Iborra, Ndidi, Gray, Slimani, Ulloa.
  • A host of other Carabao Cup clashes taking place this evening, including Tottenham vs Barnsley.
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Dallas steps up, he can win it here... and he does! Leeds are through to the fourth round of the Carabao Cup. A long night for Burnley comes to an end.

Alioski makes no mistake, right up in the top corner. 4-3.

Tarkowski... saved by Lonergan! It stays 3-3. Leeds with the upper hand now.

Brady now... inside of the post and in. We are being treated to some corkers tonight folks.

3-2 Leeds now.

Hernandez now for Leeds... places it expertly in the bottom corner. Pope went the right way but just couldn't reach it. 2-2.

And Barnes tucks it into the bottom right in comfortable fashion. 2-1 to Burnley.

Barnes the next to step up for Burnley.

Wood steps up... straight down the middle! 1-1.

Lasogga makes no mistake! Leeds 1-0 Burnley.

Penalties to be taken in front of Burnley supporters.

Leeds will take the first penalty. Lasogga steps up.

120 minutes cannot separate Burnley and Leeds United.

Penalties it is. Shame it's the stupid ABBA format.

Late substitution for Burnley as Westwood makes way for Defour, who simply has to score his penalty now.

All over at Molineux and the Vitality Stadium, where Wolves and Bournemouth have eventually secured passage to the fourth round of the Carabao Cup.

Goals in extra-time sealed their respective fates, but it looks like penalties are in store at Turf Moor.

Wood's looping header almost finds its way past Lonergan but the ball ends up on the roof of the net.

Cork tests Lonergan with a long-range effort but he is more than equal to it. Just over five minutes remaining before penalties at Turf Moor.

Lasogga's free-kick goes well wide of the Burnley goal, while a Clarets corners comes to nothing as the referee blows for a foul. All very bitty, which is to be expected.

Back under way at Turf Moor, can either team find a crucial goal?

Half-time in extra-time at Turf Moor.

Bournemouth and Wolves leading Brighton and Bristol Rovers respectively.

Barnes tees up Brady on the edge of Leeds' area but the Irishman's shot drifts harmlessly wide.

Coming up to half-time in extra-time at Turf Moor, still Burnley 2-2 Leeds United. Not many chances during the first period of extra-time, neither team busting a gut to carve open their opponents.

Gudmundsson's cross is flicked on by Barnes but nobody can latch on to the loose ball.

Leeds now making a change - Saiz replaces Roofe.

Nip and tuck between Leeds and Burnley at Turf Moor. Lasogga has been peeling away to the left channel but his passes have been poor when there was the possibility of an opening.

In the other extra-time matches, Bournemouth lead Brighton and Wolves have scored against Bristol Rovers.

Bright Enobakhare has netted at Molineux, while Joshua King has scored his first goal of the season at Dean Court.

Full-time: Leicester City 2-0 Liverpool

Goals from Shinji Okazaki and Islam Slimani send Leicester through and down Liverpool, whose poor run of form continues.

Leeds have hit back against Burnley with a last-gasp penalty! Pablo Hernandez surely send them through.

Marko Grujic's hopeful effort flies wide. Not happening for the Reds tonight.

Gray almost turns Flanagan into dust as he races past him and delivers a ball for Slimani, who stretches every sinute but can't connect.

Elsewhere, Chris Wood has equalised for Burnley against his old club Leeds.

Liverpool desperate to try and find an opening to spark a momentous comeback but it does not look likely as we head into stoppage time. Leicester have been much the better side in the second half and look in no danger of conceding at this stage.

A momentous day for Leicester youth product Hamza Choudhury, who makes his Foxes debut in place of Ndidi. He doesn't exactly blend in with that 'do.

Dele has just scored for Tottenham against Barnsley, while Leeds are now one-up over Burnley.

At the King Power, Gray draws a fine save from Ward. The young Welshman had to be at his best to deny the young winger, who has impressed this evening.

Okazaki raids down the right and feeds Slimani. The Algerian brushes off Henderson and unleashes an unstoppable effort that flies into the roof of the net.

A stunner from Slimani. Game over?

GOAL! Leicester City 2-0 Liverpool (Slimani)

Ings almost equalises with a poacher's effort. Gomez's deflected cross almost lands in his path but he just couldn't connect with the ball. Liverpool found wanting in front of goal again.

Klopp going for it now. Ings on for Wijnaldum. Oxlade-Chamberlain will now move centrally.

Liverpool take a quick free-kick that finds its way to Woodburn. The teenager pulls off a couple of lollipops before curling an effort just past Hamer's goal. Great play from the Welshman.

Ings set to be introduced.

Elsewhere, Patrick Bamford has doubled Middlesbrough's lead at Aston Villa, while Swansea have taken the lead against Reading.

Liverpool almost respond immediately after Iborra fails to clear, but Oxlade-Chamberlain's effort lands on the top of Hamer's net.

Liverpool fail to adequately clear a corner. Chilwell loops the ball back into the danger area, which Morgan keeps alive. Iborra then knocks the ball down to Okazaki, whose scuffed effort finds its way past Ward.

GOAL! Leicester City 1-0 Liverpool (Okazaki)

Stoke's Carabao Cup journey ends tonight, it seems. They are now two-down against Bristol City.

Leicester have made this a much more even fight in the second half. The absence of Coutinho has stemmed Liverpool's dominance a touch, though they are seeing more of the ball.

Middlesbrough have taken the lead away at Aston Villa. Patrick Bamford has scored a penalty, given away by Tommy Elphick, who was sent off.

Grujic shown a yellow card for a rash challenge on Ndidi. Deserved, but not malicious.

Gray 's pace and close control is causing Liverpool problems. The young winger speeds to the edge of the Reds box and flashes a shot wide. So much potential in that boy.

Norwich have doubled their lead against Brentford. Vrancic with his second of the evening.

Elsewhere, Stoke City are behind to Bristol City. Diedhiou has given the hosts the lead.

Wijnaldum is okay to carry on.

Ulloa's game is over. He will be replaced by Shinji Okazaki. It's unclear as to what exactly happened to the Argentine, he seemed to go down after heading clear.

Despite the absence of Coutinho, Liverpool are still very much on top. Solanke has forced a couple of corners but nothing has come of them.

Play currently paused as Ulloa is in need of treatment, while Wijnaldum is also in some discomfort.

The second half is now under way. Woodburn has come on for Coutinho, who was utterly dominant in the first half.

Half-time: Leicester City 0-0 Liverpool

It's been all Liverpool, but they have not managed to find a way through Leicester, who have not exactly looked imperious at the back.

Coutinho and Robertson have made some glorious chances, but nobody has managed to convert them. Will that haunt the Reds at full-time?

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Coutinho darts past a couple of challenges and dinks a ball into the box. Solanke times his run well and beats Hamer to the ball, but he can only put the ball on the roof of the net.

Just three minutes away from the half-time whistle. Leicester will be delighted to get in with the scores at 0-0, but Jurgen Klopp will be scratching his head if the score stays the same.

Coutinho, who has been very impressive during this half, wins a free-kick in a very dangerous position.

It comes to nothing, though. The Brazilian fires well over.

Brief stoppage in play at the King Power as Solanke receives treatment after coming off worst in a clash with Chilwell.

Elsewhere, West Ham have doubled their lead over Bolton. Diafra Sakho makes it 2-0 after Ogbonna opened the scoring.

More sustained Liverpool pressure afford Oxlade-Chamberlain the chance to cross but he can't find Solanke.

The Reds earn a corner from their attack, but it's a rather awful delivery from 'the Ox', who may have a slight ankle knock.

Gray sidesteps Flanagan and works space for a cross, but he can't find Slimani and Ulloa. Ward comes and gathers well, but a sign of attacking life from the Foxes.

How have Liverpool not scored?!

Coutinho picks the ball up from deep and drives to the edge of the penalty area. The ball drops to Solanke, whose shot is blocked as far as Robertson, who produces another teasing delivery that is not gobbled up.

Oxlade-Chamberlain and Coutinho combine well but nobody is on the end of the latter's dangerous cross. A seasoned poacher could have had a hat-trick already. Surely a matter of time before Liverpool take the lead.

Robertson, again, free on the left. He whips another sumptuous cross into a teasing area but Solanke just cannot apply the finish. The Scot, along with Coutinho, is helping Liverpool assert their dominance.

Gray darts past Flanagan, jinks away from Gomez, but his shot is poor. Very bright from the young Englishman, who is supposedly set to sign a new deal with Leicester.

There's been a goal at Selhurst Park - Bakary Sako scores Crystal Palace's first goal of the season and gives his side the lead against Huddersfield Town.

Coutinho and Solanke link up well but the former's shot is easy pickings for Hamer.

At the other end Slimani had breached the Liverpool defence, but his touch evaded him.

Norwich have taken the lead against Brentford. Vrancic nets from the penalty spot.

Coutinho is tucking into a more central position and in doing so is allowing Robertson the space he needs to get forward. The Foxes can't really get a hold of Brazilian, who wins a foul out of Iborra.

Coutinho is causing all sorts of problems already. The Brazilian jinked past a number of challenges and fired a fierce shot which Hamer could only parry.

Elsewhere, West Ham United are 1-0 up against Bolton Wanderers. Angelo Ogbonna has put the Hammers in front.

Robertson has the freedom of the left hand side in the opening exchanges. The Scot is fed by Coutinho again, but his inviting cross was not met by the lurking Solanke. Leicester need to get tighter to Robertson.

Almost the opening goal for Liverpool!

Coutinho feeds Robertson out wide who in turn finds Oxlade-Chamberlain with a lovely low ball. The former Arsenal man manages to strike on target, but his effort is blocked by Chilwell.

Solanke goes close from the resulting corner, but Leicester manage to eventually clear.

Albrighton attempts to raid down the right but Robertson snuffs out the danger. The former manages to earn himself a corner, which eventually leads to another as Morgan causes trouble. It eventually comes to nothing, but a positive start from the hosts.

Wijnaldum gets things under way at the King Power. Liverpool immediately win a throw-in high up the pitch.

The much-changed teams are in the tunnel. Some pleasantries exchanged between Morgan and Henderson.

Kick-off just moments away.

Something that will eternally divide opinion.

Just 10 minutes left until kick-off. A reminder of tonight's teams:

Liverpool: Ward, Flanagan, Gomez, Klavan, Robertson, Henderson, Grujic, Wijnaldum, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Coutinho, Solanke.

Leicester City: Hamer, Amartey, Dragović, Morgan (c), Chilwell, Albrighton, Iborra, Ndidi, Gray, Slimani, Ulloa.

Liverpool are being put through their pre-match paces as we speak.

Leicester got the better of Liverpool when the two sides last met - Jamie Vardy helped the Foxes race into a 3-0 half-time lead before Philippe Coutinho reduced the arrears in the second half.

Leicester have won their last two home matches against Liverpool - can they make it three?

These four all start for the Reds tonight. Kick-off less than half an hour away.

A welcome return to matchday proceedings for Danny Ings, who has suffered horrendous luck with injuries in recent weeks.

A snippet from Shakespeare...

Klopp has gone through his team selection for this evening, and detailed his inclusion of Oxlade-Chamberlain:

"Squads are wide and deep, so you can and have to do things like this. It will be exciting to watch.

"If he [Oxlade-Chamberlain] starts in a front three, I don't want to always see him on one wing or something like this.

"If he plays in the No.8, I don't want to see him fixed in this position. It's football; you have to defend in one position and you have to be very flexible in all the other situations. That's what I expect from him in the long-term.

"Today he will start for the first time and that's another thing I'm excited about."

Klopp also spoke about his inclusion of Coutinho: "We thought a lot about it but I think it really makes sense. I spoke to him and he really wanted to have more minutes, so it makes sense to bring him again.

"He felt good [at the weekend], it was really only a little cramp in the last game, not even a cramp. Of course, he needs match time and now he can get it."

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A lovely autumn evening at the King Power Stadium, but who will come out on top at the end of the night?

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The natives not happy about Woodburn being named as a substitute...

A host of changes for Leicester, and a couple of new faces too. Vicente Iborra and Aleksandar Dragovic make their long-awaited debuts but there is no place for Jamie Vardy, who is omitted from the squad entirely.

Seven changes made by Shakespeare, one less than Klopp.


Leicester City: Jakupović, Benalouane, Choudhury, Mahrez, Musa, Okazaki, Iheanacho.


Leicester City: Hamer, Amartey, Dragović, Morgan (c), Chilwell, Albrighton, Iborra, Ndidi, Gray, Slimani, Ulloa.

Quite a long wait for Flanagan, who was loaned out to Burnley last season.

Klopp has made eight changes to the side that drew with Burnley. Dominic Solanke leads the line with Sturridge and Firmino rested, and the young Englishman is flanked by Philippe Coutinho and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Lovren and Matip are nowhere to be seen, while young Welsh wonderkid Ben Woodburn is on the bench.

Still waiting for Leicester's team news, but it shouldn't be long now.


Liverpool: Karius, Milner, Moreno, Ings, Markovic, Woodburn, Alexander-Arnold.


Liverpool: Ward, Flanagan, Gomez, Klavan, Robertson, Henderson, Grujic, Wijnaldum, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Coutinho, Solanke.

Liverpool's defence has become an unwelcome talking point over the last week or so, but Klopp's backline did receive somewhat of a boost in recent days.

Nathaniel Clyne has been making good progress on his road to recovery, and Klopp was happy with the "big step" the former Crystal Palace right-back has made. He also touched upon Adam Lallana, who is not doing any outside work at this moment in time.

"Clyney had the third or fourth run outside yesterday, not the highest intensity but a big step and he coped well so far with this," Klopp was quoted on Liverpool's official site.

"Adam is close to going outside and running. For the next step, I'll give you another update in the next press conference!"

As expected, Jurgen Klopp is set to make wholesale changes to the side that drew with Burnley on Saturday.

The German may revamp his entire his starting line-up, and he has already let slip a few changes: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Marko Grujic and Danny Ward are all set to start against Leicester, who could ring the changes, too.

Foxes boss Craig Shakespeare may be without star striker Jamie Vardy, who is suffering from a groin problem, while Matty James is also out with an Achilles problem.

Good evening and welcome to IB Times UK's live coverage of Leicester City vs Liverpool.

Jurgen Klopp's side will look to get back to winning ways after a rather solemn week, and the former Borussia Dortmund boss is set to ring the changes to the side that slumped to a draw with Burnley.

Marko Grujic and Danny Ward are both set to come in, while Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is set to be handed his first start for his new club after making a few substitute appearances.

On the other hand, hosts Leicester could be without Jamie Vardy, who has a groin problem, but Craig Shakespeare may see fit to shake up his side after their draw against Huddersfield Town.

The Foxes boss rung the changes during the last round and reaped the rewards as they dismantled Sheffield United 4-1, but with a higher calibre of opponent strolling into the King Power, Shakespeare may have to play some of his big guns if he has any hope of progressing to the next round.

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