Leicester heaped more pressure on Fulham boss Martin Jol with a dramatic win in the Capital One Cup.

Fulham took the lead through Hugo Rodallega before Wes Morgan and Chris Wood gave Leicester a 2-1 lead.

Ignasi Miquel extended the lead with a header before Rodallega scored his second straight from the restart.

Giorgos Karagounis equalised for the Cottagers with just three minutes to go but there was still time for Lloyd Dyer to win it for the Foxes.

The result keeps up Championship side Leicester's impressive home form, which sees them unbeaten after nine games, while Fulham's miserable run continued.

Could it be an omen?

The last time Leicester reached the last eight of the League Cup they went on to win it in 2000.

They have won just three times in the Premier League so far this season and Saturday's 2-0 defeat at Southampton was their fifth of the campaign, adding to the pressure on Jol.

The Cottagers boss made nine changes from the side defeated at St Mary's - but that could have had as much to do with their failure to create a single chance at the weekend rather than any sense of Jol showing his priorities.

Fulham went ahead in the 18th minute when Damian Duff played in Karagounis, who squared the ball for Rodallega to side-foot home.

The goal sparked the home side into life with Paul Konchesky twice firing over against his former club, before Wood went close.

Fulham keeper Maarten Stekelenburg, a summer signing from Roma, made a double save from Anthony Knockaert but he should have done better when the equaliser came.

Knockaert swung in a free-kick with pace but the keeper got it all wrong and the ball hit his chest, falling for Morgan to head home from close-range.

Leicester went ahead on the stroke of half-time when Wood scored his fourth goal in this season's competition.

The New Zealand international, who scored a hat-trick in the 5-2 win at Carlisle in the last round, took advantage of some poor defending from Philippe Senderos.

A casual clearance from the former Arsenal defender hit the head of Konchesky and deflected into the path of Wood, who made no mistake.

Things went from bad to worse after the break for Jol, when Ignasi, on loan from Arsenal, scored his first Leicester goal. The Spaniard rose highest to head home a cross from Danny Drinkwater.

The home fans were still celebrating when Rodallega scored his second of the night straight from the restart, when he was left marked to head in a hanging cross from Elsad Zverotic.

Jeffrey Schlupp twice went close for Leicester before his keeper Kasper Schmeichel made an excellent point-blank save from Bryan Ruiz.

With time ebbing away, Karagounis added a goal to his assist with a thundering free-kick which gave Schmeichel no chance.

The equaliser was nothing less than Fulham deserved but there was a sting in the tail as David Nugent, on as substitute, set up Dyer with his first touch and he made no mistake to send Leicester through to the last eight.

Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson:

"It was a good game between two sides trying to win it. I am probably a bit more relaxed than Martin (Jol) but it was a good night for us.

"You can look at the goals they scored and talk about the possible difference between the Premier League and Championship when it comes to taking chances.

"We have a competitive squad, a squad of players who aspire to be in the Premier League - as do any number of Championship clubs - so let's not get ahead of ourselves

"It could have gone either way but we've come out on top."

Lineup, Bookings (6) & Substitutions (6)

Leicester City

  • 01 Schmeichel
  • 27 Wasilewski
  • 03 Konchesky (Dyer - 45' )
  • 08 James
  • 05 Morgan Booked
  • 23 Miquel
  • 24 Knockaert (Nugent - 87' )
  • 04 Drinkwater
  • 39 Wood (Vardy - 87' Booked )
  • 15 Schlupp
  • 07 Hammond

Substitutes

  • 09 Vardy
  • 10 King
  • 11 Dyer
  • 18 Moore
  • 22 Taylor-Fletcher
  • 25 Logan
  • 35 Nugent

Fulham

  • 01 Stekelenburg
  • 22 Zverotic Booked
  • 03 Riise
  • 14 Karagounis Booked
  • 04 Senderos Booked
  • 18 Hughes
  • 16 Duff (Ruiz - 56' )
  • 23 Boateng Booked (Sidwell - 80' )
  • 20 Rodallega (Bent - 65' )
  • 19 Taarabt
  • 11 Kacaniklic

Substitutes

  • 07 Sidwell
  • 10 Ruiz
  • 13 Stockdale
  • 24 Dejagah
  • 30 David
  • 35 Amorebieta
  • 39 Bent
Ref: Keith Stroud
Att: 17,932

Match Stats

Shots

17 10

On target

9 6

Corners

2 2

Fouls

13 13

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Leicester City 4, Fulham 3.

90:00 +5:54 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Leicester City 4, Fulham 3.

90:00 +5:17

Jeffrey Schlupp (Leicester City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

90:00 +5:17

Foul by Darren Bent (Fulham).

90:00 +2:43

Foul by Jamie Vardy (Leicester City).

90:00 +2:43

Giorgos Karagounis (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +1:25 Booking

Booking Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) is shown the yellow card.

90:00 +0:37

Dean Hammond (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +0:31

Foul by Steve Sidwell (Fulham).

88:45 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Leicester City 4, Fulham 3. Lloyd Dyer (Leicester City) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by David Nugent.

87:19 Booking

Booking Elsad Zverotic (Fulham) is shown the yellow card.

87:14

Daniel Drinkwater (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

87:14

Foul by Elsad Zverotic (Fulham).

86:51 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Leicester City. Jamie Vardy replaces Chris Wood.

86:44 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Leicester City. David Nugent replaces Anthony Knockaert.

86:03 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Leicester City 3, Fulham 3. Giorgos Karagounis (Fulham) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

85:16

Foul by Anthony Knockaert (Leicester City).

85:16

Bryan Ruiz (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

82:42

Foul by Chris Wood (Leicester City).

82:42

Aaron Hughes (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

82:08

Daniel Drinkwater (Leicester City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

82:08

Foul by John Arne Riise (Fulham).

79:55 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Fulham. Steve Sidwell replaces Derek Boateng.

79:38

Foul by Anthony Knockaert (Leicester City).

79:38

Giorgos Karagounis (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

79:23

Attempt blocked. John Arne Riise (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

78:12 Booking

Booking Wes Morgan (Leicester City) is shown the yellow card.

78:07

Foul by Wes Morgan (Leicester City).

78:07

Adel Taarabt (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

76:53

Daniel Drinkwater (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

76:53

Foul by Derek Boateng (Fulham).

75:05 Booking

Booking Giorgos Karagounis (Fulham) is shown the yellow card.

75:00

Anthony Knockaert (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

75:00

Foul by Giorgos Karagounis (Fulham).

74:02

Attempt missed. Chris Wood (Leicester City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

73:06 Booking

Booking Philippe Senderos (Fulham) is shown the yellow card.

73:01

Hand ball by Philippe Senderos (Fulham).

71:35

Attempt missed. Darren Bent (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

69:03

Attempt saved. Darren Bent (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

68:21

Attempt missed. Jeffrey Schlupp (Leicester City) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

68:05

Attempt blocked. Jeffrey Schlupp (Leicester City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

66:49

Attempt saved. Adel Taarabt (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

66:21

Attempt saved. Chris Wood (Leicester City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

64:26 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Fulham. Darren Bent replaces Hugo Rodallega because of an injury.

63:38

Attempt blocked. Bryan Ruiz (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

62:27

Attempt missed. Derek Boateng (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

62:01

Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Anthony Knockaert.

55:24 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Fulham. Bryan Ruiz replaces Damien Duff.

54:04

Foul by Daniel Drinkwater (Leicester City).

54:04

Elsad Zverotic (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

53:02 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Leicester City 3, Fulham 2. Hugo Rodallega (Fulham) header from very close range to the top left corner. Assisted by Giorgos Karagounis.

52:14 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Leicester City 3, Fulham 1. Ignasi Miquel (Leicester City) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Daniel Drinkwater.

49:46

Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Philippe Senderos.

49:35

Attempt blocked. Lloyd Dyer (Leicester City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

48:38

Daniel Drinkwater (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

48:38

Foul by Adel Taarabt (Fulham).

47:32

Attempt saved. Philippe Senderos (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

47:02

Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Marcin Wasilewski.

46:19

Attempt missed. Lloyd Dyer (Leicester City) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

45:00

Second Half begins Leicester City 2, Fulham 1.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Leicester City. Lloyd Dyer replaces Paul Konchesky.

45:00 +1:49 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Leicester City 2, Fulham 1.

44:28 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Leicester City 2, Fulham 1. Chris Wood (Leicester City) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner.

42:42

Paul Konchesky (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

42:42

Foul by Damien Duff (Fulham).

41:01

Foul by Daniel Drinkwater (Leicester City).

41:01

Giorgos Karagounis (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

40:33 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Leicester City 1, Fulham 1. Wes Morgan (Leicester City) header from very close range to the bottom left corner.

40:13

Attempt saved. Anthony Knockaert (Leicester City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

38:57 Booking

Booking Derek Boateng (Fulham) is shown the yellow card.

38:38

Foul by Derek Boateng (Fulham).

38:38

Dean Hammond (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

37:49

Attempt missed. Matthew James (Leicester City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

34:15

Foul by Daniel Drinkwater (Leicester City).

34:15

Derek Boateng (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

33:51

Attempt missed. Paul Konchesky (Leicester City) left footed shot from very close range is too high.

33:25

Attempt saved. Anthony Knockaert (Leicester City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

32:44

Attempt saved. Anthony Knockaert (Leicester City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

31:00

Alexander Kacaniklic (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

31:00

Foul by Marcin Wasilewski (Leicester City).

30:34

Attempt saved. Chris Wood (Leicester City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

28:16

Foul by Philippe Senderos (Fulham).

28:16

Jeffrey Schlupp (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

25:58

Attempt missed. Paul Konchesky (Leicester City) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

24:54

Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Elsad Zverotic.

17:56 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Leicester City 0, Fulham 1. Hugo Rodallega (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Giorgos Karagounis.

12:38

Foul by Hugo Rodallega (Fulham).

12:38

Matthew James (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

11:36

Alexander Kacaniklic (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

11:36

Foul by Marcin Wasilewski (Leicester City).

6:10

Damien Duff (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

6:10

Foul by Anthony Knockaert (Leicester City).

5:18

Foul by Dean Hammond (Leicester City).

5:18

Derek Boateng (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

4:28

Foul by Jeffrey Schlupp (Leicester City).

4:28

Elsad Zverotic (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

3:32

Dean Hammond (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

3:32

Foul by Elsad Zverotic (Fulham).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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