Manchester City is sensationally stranded in the League Cup eighth finals. The Citizens won six of the last eight editions and were engaged in a series of four finals won in a row, but stranded against West Ham United on Wednesday night.
West Ham United-Manchester City 0-0 (West Ham United wins after penalty kicks) Both clubs failed to score in ninety minutes and were allowed to start a penalty series directly under League Cup regulations. Base customer Nathan Aké saw teammate Phil Foden miss immediately, after which the title holder went straight after the facts. Mark Noble, Jarrod Bowen, Craig Dawson, Aaron Cresswell and Saïd Benrahma all restrained their nerves and completed the stunt for The Hammers.
Preston North End-Liverpool 0-2 Liverpools B-team — without Virgil van Dijk — made it to the last eight, after a difficult win at Preston North End. The number nineteen of the Championship held up for an hour, until Takumi Minamino finally broke the ban: 0-1, and shortly before the game was decided by a genius of Divock Origi: the Belgian signed with an ingenious scorpion kick for the 0-2 final score.
Other results Burnley-Tottenham Hotspur 0-1Leicester City-Brighton & Hove Albion 2-2 (Leicester City wins after penalties) Stoke City-Brentford 1-2