After defeating Everton on penalties at Goodison Park, Fulham advanced to the Carabao Cup semifinals, much to the admiration of their manager Marco Silva.
Just before halftime, Antonee Robinson’s cross beat Jordan Pickford after it deflected off Michael Keane. This gave the Cottagers the lead.
However, as the game approached its expiration time, Toffees replacement Beto scored a tight equaliser to send the match to penalties.
Tosin Adarabioyo’s winning penalty kick sent Fulham to their first-ever League Cup final-four berth as Silva’s team maintained composure.
The Portuguese strategist was also pleased with his team’s performance in a competitive setting.
He told BBC 5 Live: “It is incredible what the players have been doing with our support and management.
“We wanted to make history in this football club, it is a serious approach in this competition and not just tonight.”
Silva continued by emphasising that surrendering late on was mostly due to a lack of control.
He said: “We did change four or five players from the last game, tonight we knew it was going to be very tough as Everton are in a good moment.
“I know how difficult it is when you come here even when we scored the first goal they [Everton fans] do not stop supporting their team.
“When we conceded and it went 1-1 I made some tactical changes but after the changes I think we did control the game much better.
“The penalty shootout, the team kept their composure and showed maturity.”