Cambridge, England (AP) Save for the English League Cup, Manchester City appears to be winning every competition that it enters these days.
In Wednesday’s League Cup third round, Newcastle defeated Manchester City 1-0. This was a goal that Pep Guardiola’s club failed to achieve throughout last season’s historic triple. In the last minutes of the game, Guardiola received a yellow card for obstructing the match officials, demonstrating his displeasure at his team’s first loss of the year.
Even with Phil Foden,
Kyle Walker, and Erling Haaland sitting on the bench, Manchester City controlled the first half without adding a goal to their possession total.
who also made major lineup changes to rest important players for a midweek match between two Champions League challengers, Alexander Isak scored in the 53rd minute.
Joelinton set up the goal by dribbling into and across the penalty area, getting past four City defenders, and then square-passing the ball to Isak, who was by himself at the far post.
Haaland remained on the bench among the unutilized substitutes, while Foden and Jeremy Doku attempted to equalize but were unable to do so.
Man City has been eliminated in three consecutive seasons after winning the League Cup five times in six seasons through 2021.
Last season, Newcastle lost to Manchester United in the League Cup final.
Liverpool, which has a tendency of giving up the opening goal in games, is still undefeated this year after defeating Leicester 3-1 thanks to three goals in the second half.
Liverpool had already trailed 1-0 five times in eight games, and this was the second occasion it had done so at Anfield, thanks to a goal from Kasey McAteer of Leicester in the third minute.
Dominik Szoboszlai, and Diogo Jota all scored goals as Liverpool rallied behind 29 goal attempts, 10 of which were on target, and it would be Leicester’s sole effort on goal.
The 70th goal was Szoboszlai’s, a sharp shot from 20 meters that curled around the underside of the crossbar and found its way into the net.
Arsenal and Chelsea forwards
All nine of Wednesday’s matches ended in victories during regular time, sparing penalties for both Arsenal and Chelsea from having to face Premier League opponents.
After shoddy passing by the home defense, Reiss Nelson’s goal in the eighth minute helped Arsenal defeat Brentford 1-0.
Three players who were bought from Brighton, Marc Cucurella, Robert Sanchez, and Moises Caicedo, were on the field for Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in a 1-0 victory over their former team.
The Senegalese forward’s second goal of the year came from Nicolas Jackson in the fiftyth minute.
Teams at the top win
Everton won 2-1 at Villa Park one month after losing 4-0 at Aston Villa in the Premier League. With two away victories in as many days, Everton has now overcome a difficult start to the season, with goals from Dominic Calvert-Lewin in the fiftyth and James Garner in the fifteenth.
Both Fulham and Bournemouth easily defeated lower-tier opponents at home.
Carlos Vinícius’ strike in the 12th minute gave Fulham the lead, and they went on to defeat Norwich 2-1. Early in the second half, Bournemouth beat Stoke 2-0 by scoring twice in a three-minute span.
To defeat third-tier Lincoln 1-0, West Ham required a goal in the 70th minute from Tomas Soucek.
Blackburn defeated Cardiff 5-2 in the highest-scoring match between two teams in the second division.
In a surprise upset, Newcastle defeated Manchester City 1-0 in the League Cup. This marked Manchester City’s first loss of the year. Alexander Isak scored the winning goal for Newcastle, and Manchester City’s star players remained on the bench. Liverpool overcame an early deficit to beat Leicester 3-1, and Arsenal and Chelsea won their matches without penalties. Everton, Fulham, Bournemouth, and West Ham also secured victories.