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Moment in Time: Carabao Cup

Re-live the drama of our last visit to Round Three of the EFL Cup

18 September 2017

Richard Lee punches the air as his heroics helped to dump a star-studded Everton side out of the EFL Cup at Griffin Park back in 2010.

David Moyes' Toffees arrived at Griffin Park struggling in the top flight but a side that included Seamus Coleman, Phil Jagielka, Sylvain Distin, Phil Neville, Marouane Fellani, Leon Osman, Yakubu, Mikel Arteta, and Steven Pienaar was still expected to make light work of Andy Scott's men.

The Bees for their p were competing in Round Three for the first-time in nearly two decades after a pair of 2-1 victories over Cheltenham Town and Hull City in the previous rounds.

In front of nearly 9,000 at Griffin Park the game appeared to be going to form when Coleman netted his first Everton goal after just six minutes. Yakubu should have doubled the visitor's advantage shortly after but slowly The Bees grew into the game.

And they were rewarded on the stroke of half-time as Myles Weston, at times unplayable on the night, raced down the left and stood up a cross for Gary Alexander to head home. It could have got even better for Scott's side as another Weston burst into the box drew a foul out of Coleman: MacDonald went left with the penalty but so did Jan Mucha in the Everton goal to deny The Bees' frontman.

As the game went on Everton's class began to tell but Brentford, and Lee in particular, were not to be beaten. Mageye Gueye and Diniyar Bilyaletdinov were both left cursing the Brentford keeper as he kept out their efforts while Fellaini saw a header cleared off the line.

After 120 minutes of enthralling cup action the tie went to spot kicks. Weston, Nicky Forster, and Michael Spillane were perfect from 12 yards as the first six penalties were scored. In front of the baying Ealing Road crowd, it was Jermaine Beckford who cracked first, his low effort turned away by a diving Lee. Having missed in normal time, MacDonald then fired home to make it 4-3 and heap the pressure on Jagielka.

Needing to score he went the same way as Beckford, as did Lee. However, The Bees keeper wasn't needed this time as the England international's penalty struck the post and bounced clear, sparking a pitch invasion from the jubilant Bees fans.


Tickets for Tuesday's tie against Norwich City are on General Sale now from just £10 adults, £7 Seniors/Young Persons, and £5 Under-18s. Buy your ticket online here or you can buy on the turnstiles ahead of kick-off on matchday.


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