Premier League Cup

Southampton grab Premier League Cup lifeline

23 Feb 2019
Josh Sims, Southampton

Saints beat Notts County 6-2 to maintain their hopes of making the knockout stages

Southampton maintained their chances of progressing to the knockout stages of the Premier League Cup with an emphatic 6-2 win over Notts County.

Tyreke Johnson, Dan N'Lundulu and Josh Sims (pictured) each scored twice for Saints, while Sam Osborne and Will Patching replied for the visitors.

The win put Southampton in second in group H and they need Newcastle United to prevent Leeds United from winning on Monday to take their place in second and progress.

Notts County ended their campaign bottom with one point.

See: Southampton report

Swans and Wolves progress

Swansea City are in the last 16 for the third consecutive season after a 2-2 draw with Hull City in Group E.

In the other match in the group, Wolverhampton Wanderers earned a 2-0 win over Oxford United at Molineux to seal top spot. Niall Ennis and Paulo Alves claimed the goals.

See: Wolves report

Fulham win to go through

Fulham booked their place in the next stage with a 2-0 success against Group G leaders Reading, Harvey Elliott and Timmy Abraham scoring the goals.

Birmingham City pushed Fulham all the way, finishing their campaign with a 2-1 success against Colchester United. 

See: Fulham report 

Leicester close to last 16

In Group D, Leicester City are in a commanding position to go through after a 1-1 draw at Exeter City despite finishing the match with nine men.

Lamine Kaba Sherif put the Foxes ahead with a superb volley, only for Exeter to level through Jack Sparkes.

The Foxes are second and will qualify for the last 16 if they avoid a heavy defeat against group winners Nottingham Forest in their final fixture.

See: Leicester report

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