Manchester City was eliminated from the Carabao Cup by West Ham after a penalty shootout at the London Stadium. The game took place on Wednesday and ended Guardiola’s 4-year domination in the competition.
The game went to penalties after being goalless. This is where the Hammers triumphed over Manchester City, 5-3, and ended Pep’s run of 4 straight League Cup wins.
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Manchester United was also knocked out in the previous round by West Ham, which means that the Cup will be won by a non-Manchester club for the first time since 2015.
Manchester City and West Ham made largescale changes to the line-ups from the weekend’s Premier League games but there was no shortage of competitive desire from either side.
Manchester City should have taken the lead at the beginning where Nathan Ake headed on target but spurned it. John Stones came close later but was denied by Alphonse Areola.
Substitute Phil Foden missed the first penalty for Manchester City and Said Benrahma converted the final kick to give West Ham victory.
Guardiola was full of praise for West Ham and reflected on his club’s remarkable record in the competition.
Pep stated that their incredible run had come to an end in a good way. They played really well and created chances against a team that chose to defend quite deep. The Hammers were way better on penalties and he congratulated them on their success. West Ham assistant manager Stuart Pearce said his side deserved to win after showing character to stay in the game.