Man City were knocked out of the EFL Cup by West Ham United on Wednesday. This defeat saw Man City being out of the EFL Cup for the first time in five years.
Pep Guardiola’s Man City had won the past four EFL Cups. Man City’s last defeat in the competition was on October 26, 2016 counting to 1827 days without defeat.
Man City suffer defeat in the EFL Cup after 1827 days
City’s young striker Cole Palmer started upfront. Pep Guardiola made nine changes to his starting lineup to face West Ham in the EFL Cup. Man City dominated the game with 65% possession and had a total of 25 shots on West Ham’s goal.
Phil Foden, Jack Grealish and Gabriel Jesus were brought off the bench in hope of getting the decisive goal. But City were unable to break the deadlock. The game ended 0-0 after 90 minutes. And was set to be decided by a penalty shootout.
West Ham United club captain Mark Noble scored the first penalty for his team. Jarrod Bowen, Craig Dawson and Aaron Cresswell also scored their penalties for West Ham. While Joao Cancelo, Gabriel Jesus and Jack Grealish all converted their penalties for Man City. Phil Foden missed his penalty. Said Benrahma smashed home the winning penalty as West Ham defeated Man City 5-3 in the penalty shootout.
David Moyes has done a fantastic job at West Ham as they sit on top of their Europa League group H with three wins from their three matches. West Ham are also 4th in the Premier League with 17 points from 9 games so far. They also defeated Manchester United in the last round of the EFL Cup and now have made another massive statement by beating the Cup holders Man City.
Chelsea, Sunderland, Tottenham Hotspur, Leicester City, Liverpool, Brentford, West Ham United and Arsenal proceeded to the quarter-finals in the EFL Cup. The quarter-finals draw takes place on Saturday, October 30. If West Ham can keep their impressive form going, they can have a good shot at lifting the EFL trophy.
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