Leeds United were knocked out by old League One rivals Leicester City last night as the Foxes came back from one behind to win 2-1.
United made a host of changes which saw some key first team players rested as Simon Grayson tried to rotate his squad. The game saw the return of Max Gradel who has served his four match suspension after an incident in the last game of the previous season. A first start was given to Davide Somma who scored two late goals to give Leeds a victory over Millwall at the weekend. First starts of the season were also awarded to Alex Bruce and Shane Higgs.
United went one up after a brilliant move started with a back heel from Neil Kilkenny and a first time cross from Max Gradel found Davide Somma’s head for his third goal in two games.
The game was played at a slow pace and chances few and far between for both teams but it was the travelling fans who were celebrating as Richie Wellens profited from some close quarter passing inside the Leeds box and stabbed the ball passed Shane Higgs.
The final conclusion that would see the Foxes make it through to the third round of the Carling Cup saw Leeds United defender Neil Collins handle the ball in the box under no pressure at all.
A confident Howard stepped up and comfortably sent Higgs the wrong way to seal the game for the visitors.