Watford striker, Isaac Success took a step closer to a surge into relevance with The Hornets, as he struck home a fearsome goal for his side in the Carabao Cup, on a night Nigerian-born Italian defender, Angelo Obinze Ogbonna also scored in the same competition.
Success had declared after featuring as a substitute against Fulham last weekend in the English Premier League that he was determined to get into Watford’s starting line, with eyes on Saturday’s clash against Arsenal, and his club tried him out against Tottenham.
Footballlive.ng can report that Success put Watford ahead early in the second half before Christian Kabasele was sent off for fouling Dele Alli, who scored the resulting penalty.
Erik Lamela chipped Heurelho Gomes to put Spurs ahead, but Etienne Capoue’s deflected shot took it to penalties.
Success and Will Hughes scored for Watford in the shootout but Gazzaniga denied Capoue and Domingos Quina.
Son Heung-min, Lamela and Fernando Llorente converted Tottenham’s opening three penalties before Alli, who began his career at MK Dons, slotted past Gomes.
Tottenham goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga saved twice in the shootout before Alli scored the winner.
Across the street in London, Ogbonna struck one, as West Ham put eight goals past League Two Macclesfield to earn their biggest win since 1983 and reach the Carabao Cup fourth round.
The Hammers gave debuts to three academy graduates, including Grady Diangana who scored twice, while Robert Snodgrass scored in either half, his first goals for the club since joining in January 2017.
Michail Antonio struck his first goal since March while Ryan Fredericks hit a spectacular second-half strike.
Six minutes after half-time Fredericks hit the pick of the goals, driving a powerful shot into the far top corner from the right edge of the box, and Ogbonna converted a free header at a corner three minutes later.
Ogbonna’s club manager, Manuel Pellegrini had made eight changes to the team that drew with Chelsea in the Premier League on Sunday but their victory is their biggest since they beat Bury 10-0 in the League Cup 34 years ago.