Carabao Cup: West Ham eliminate holders Man City after post-match penalties

Carabao Cup: West Ham eliminate holders Man City after post-match penalties

  • West Ham United vs Man City last 16 EFL Cup meeting had to be decided via a penalty shootout
  • The two teams settled for a barren draw after regulation time, with Phil Foden miss costing City
  • Said Benrahma struck the winner as the Hammers joined Arsenal and Chelsea in the quarters

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Reigning Carabao Cup champions Man City have been dumped out of the tournament after falling to West Ham United at the London Stadium.

West Ham players celebrate after Said Benrahma of West Ham United scored the winning penalty in the shootout during the Carabao Cup Round of 16 against Man City (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
Said Benrahmastruck the winning penalty as the Hammers joined Arsenal and Chelsea in the quarters. Photo by Mike Hewitt.
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The tie had to be settled via post-match penalties after ending in a stalemate in regulation time.

West Ham set up a date with City in the round of 16 encounter after seeing off Man United.

The David Moyes tutored side headed into the Wednesday, October 27, clash off a fine run of results that has seen them beat Everton, Genk and Tottenham Hotspur.

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However, they knew too well of the task that lay ahead, with City making this particular competition a hallmark of their success under Pep Guardiola - having lifted it four times in a row.

Despite that success, City were unable to earn a ticket to the quarterfinals after being stunned in post-match penalties.

Phil Foden's miss in the shootouts proved costly as the hosts scored all their efforts - including Said Benrahama's which earned them a place in the quarters.

West Ham now join Premier League rivals Arsenal and Chelsea in the last eight as they bid to win silverware this term.

The Gunners earned their ticket after stunning Leeds 2-0 in their own fixture, with Chelsea having to rely on post-match penalties to book a place when they squared off against Southampton in their own fixture.

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Man United exit Carabao Cup

Earlier, reported West Ham have brought Man United's Carabao Cup campaign to a screeching halt.

The Red Devils suffered a 1-0 loss in the hands of the Hammers to bow out of the competition in a thrilling clash staged at Old Trafford back in September.

Manuel Lanzini scored West Ham's only goal of the match to send them to the next round of the tournament.


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