Manchester City say goodbye to the fifth consecutive title in the League Cup and are eliminated on penalties

The “Citizens” were eliminated on penalties against West Ham in the biggest surprise in the Round of 16 of the English League Cup (Carabao Cup).

After four consecutive titles in competition, he was Manchester He was eliminated in the English Premier League Cup by falling on penalties (5-3 after a 0-0 draw) from the round of 16 against West Ham, this Wednesday.

With 65% possession and 25 shots, City outnumbered their opponents, but failed in effectiveness against the London side who had previously beaten the other big club in the previous round. Manchester United, Which he beat 1-0 at Old Trafford.

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You have to go back five years and one day ago, October 26, 2016, to find City’s previous defeat in League Cup. Then he was at Old Trafford against Manchester United Jose Mourinho (1-0), at this point in the tournament.

So West Ham will be one of the most intimidating squads in the quarter-finals, which will be held on Saturday. The matches of the round are scheduled to take place on December 21 and 22. With this win, West Ham confirms their good start to the season. In the Premier League, it finished fourth within the Champions Zone.

West Ham player Said Benrahma celebrates with his supporters after his victory in the Carabao Cup round of 16 between West Ham United and Manchester City in London, United Kingdom, on October 27, 2021. Photo: EFE

At City, coach Josep Guardiola resigned. “Nothing is eternal. We fought hard to win, to win, to win this competition again. To achieve it four times in a row is a great achievement and next season we will try again,” a promise.

The round of 16 of the League Cup began, on Tuesday, with the logical classifications of Chelsea And Arsenal in addition to Sunderland, who is currently in the third degree. This Wednesday, except for the City incident, there were no surprises.

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West Ham (2-R) Tomas Sucic misses a chance to score during the Carabao Cup round of 16 between West Ham United and Manchester City in London, United Kingdom, on October 27, 2021. Photo: EFE

The Liverpool He made a kind of ‘Team B’, with regular substitutes and without Alisson, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Andy Robertson, Virgil van Dijk, Jordan Henderson, Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino or Diogo Jota. It was enough to beat Preston North End, Ranked 19 (out of 24) in the second division.

The Reds’ goals were scored by Takumi Minamino (1-0, 62) and Divock Origi (2-0, 84). In other games, the Tottenham He met the minimum to beat 19 of the Premier League, the Burnley, Thanks to Brazilian Lucas Moura (1-0, 68), while Brentford won 2-1 in the field goods (Second degree). The Lister Forced to resort to sanctions to eliminate Brighton (4-2 after a 2-2 tie).

Manchester City’s England midfielder Raheem Sterling (centre) looks to play a pass during the EFL Cup Round of 16 football match between West Ham United and Manchester City at the London Stadium in east London on October 27, 2021. Photo: AFP

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