John Obi Mikel’s Championship side Stoke City dumped Wolves out of the League Cup on Thursday night as the Premier League side’s club record signing Fabio Silva had a nightmare debut in a 1-0 defeat.
The 18-year-old, who cost 40 million euros ($47 million £36 million) from Porto despite scoring just three goals for the Portuguese giants, fired a glorious opportunity wide to open the scoring in the second half.
💬 “Tonight, they’ve given me a lot to think about.”
👏 Boss’ pride following tonight’s win against @Wolves.
📺 Watch the full reaction on YouTube.#SCFC 🔴⚪️
— Stoke City FC (@stokecity) September 17, 2020
Mikel was not listed in the matchday squad, but it was Stoke substitute Jacob Brown who netted the winner four minutes from time to stun a strong Wolves side named by Nuno Espirito Santo.
Burnley edged Sheffield United 5-4 on penalties after the all-Premier League tie ended 1-1.
David McGoldrick’s early strike for the visitors was cancelled out by Matej Vydra midway through the second half.
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England international Nick Pope then got down low to save Oli McBurnie’s spot-kick and Burnley were clinical in the shootout, netting all five of their efforts.
Brighton were comprehensive 4-0 winners over Portsmouth with Alexis Mac Allister, Alireza Jahanbakhsh, Bernardo and Victor Gyokeres on target.