Resilient Wolves put up brave fight but crumble to Manchester City in League Cup fourth round

Resilient Wolves put up brave fight but crumble to Manchester City in League Cup fourth round

- Sergio Aguero scored the winning spotkick as City make the quarter-finals

- Wolves lost two of their attempts in the shoot-outs at the Etihad stadium

- City join Manchester United, Arsenal, Leicester City in the quarter-finals

Manchester City needed a penalty shoot-out to defeat the Championship's top team Wolves in their Carabao Cup clash.

The game ended 0 - 0 after full time and Sergio Aguero scored the winner as Pep Guardiola's side were frustrated by a very defensive Wolves side.

Pep Guadiola made a host of changes to the City side that started the win at home to Burnley on the weekend with Claudio Bravo, Danilo, Tosin Aderabioyo, Eliaquim Mangala, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Raheem Sterling, Yaya Toure, Ilkay Gundogan and Gabriel Jesus coming into the starting line-up.

They replaced Ederson, Kyle Walker, John Stones, Nicolas Otamendi, Fabian Delph, Kevin De Bruyne, Fernandinho, David Silva and Leroy Sane, respectively.

City had as many as four penalty claims in the game with the first coming in the second minute after Gundogan was pulled down in the box but nothing was given.

Manchester City vs Wolves (League Cup report)

Bernardo Silva in action for the Citizens. Photo: Squawka

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The game remained scoreless at half-time as Wolves back five kept their organisation despite the numerous chances created by Pep Guadiola's side.

City continued to create chances after the break, Danilo having a shot pushed away while Sergio Aguero could not do better in a one on one situation.

In the final minutes of the game, Wolves could have won it when Enobakhare broke forward on an excellent counter-attack but he was unable to beat Claudio Bravo and fired his close-range shot straight into the goalkeeper's legs.

Manchester City vs Wolves (League Cup report)

Pep Guardiola looked disturbed on the bench. Photo: Squawka

The game remained scoreless at full-time and went into extra-time as City failed to take their chances once again.

The scoreline remain scoreless after extra-time and went into penalties where Claudio Bravo became the hero.

The Chilean saved Alfred N'Diaye and Coady's attempts to give Aguero the chance to win it with his spot kick.

City will now wait for quarter-final draws as they attempt to win the trophy they lifted in 2012 and 2014 under Manuel Pellegrini.

Source: Yen.com.gh

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