Arsenal squeezed past Liverpool 5-4 on penalties to advance to the League Cup quarter-finals on Thursday after a goalless 90 minutes. With the Premier League champions making several changes to the team that beat Arsenal in the league 3-1 on Monday and their opponents also rotating, it was always unlikely to be a high-class encounter. Liverpool had the better chances and should have been awarded a 44th-minute penalty when Diogo Jota was brought down in the box.
The sought-after forward helped the Bees inflict more misery on struggling Fulham.
<p>Frank Lampard says his side are still suffering from the effects of a late finish to last season and remain in "pre-season" mode.Their opening match of the season, away to Brighton, was pushed back 48 hours to afford the Blues more preparation having not finished their 2019-20 campaign until August 8.</p>
Former England captain Beckham made his senior debut the last time Albion were drawn against Manchester United in the League Cup.