EFL Cup: Man City edge Liverpool in 3-2 thriller to reach quarters
On Wednesday night, Manchester City faced Liverpool in a highly-anticipated Carabao Cup match at Etihad Stadium. The match was filled with excitement as City took the lead three times, but Liverpool managed to equalize twice. In the end, it was a goal from Nathan Ake in the 58th minute that sealed the victory for Manchester City.
Kevin de Bruyne played a key role in the win, delivering a perfect cross to Ake for the decisive goal. De Bruyne had also assisted in Erling Haaland’s opener earlier in the match. Despite Liverpool’s efforts, they were unable to defend their trophy and Manchester City advanced to the next round of the competition.
Pep Guardiola, Manchester City’s manager, is now on track for his fifth triumph in the Carabao Cup, which would make him the most successful manager in the competition’s history.
Liverpool had several opportunities throughout the match, with Darwin Nunez shooting wide on three occasions and setting up Mohamed Salah for an equalizing goal. However, they were unable to score again and Manchester City secured the victory.
Overall, it was a well-deserved win for Manchester City, who put in a strong performance against the defending champions. The match was a thrilling showcase of talent and a testament to the competitive nature of the Carabao Cup.