Man City Thrash Wycombe to Reach EFL Cup 4th Round As Guardiola Calls One Nigerian Star A Legend

Man City Thrash Wycombe to Reach EFL Cup 4th Round As Guardiola Calls One Nigerian Star A Legend

  • Manchester City are through to the next round of the Carabao Cup after beating Wycombe on Tuesday night, September 21
  • The Citizens manager Pep Guardiola was happy with his wards' performance against the lower League side
  • Pep Guardiola also hailed Nigerian and British striker Adebayo Akinfenwa for his brilliant game at the Etihad

Pep Guardiola who is the gaffer of Premier League champions Manchester City has praised his academy players for their impressive performance on Tuesday night, September 21 in EFL Cup.

Manchester City are through to the next round of the Carabao Cup after thrashing visiting Wycombe 6-1 at the Etohad stadium in which Kevin De Bruyne was among the scorers.

Before the encounter against the lower League side, Pep Guardiola explained that his hands were tied due to the injuries some of his players suffered and had to fall on the academy youngsters.

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Akinfenwa in action against Man City
Akinfenwa in action against Manchester City in EFL Cup. Photo by Matt McNulty
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And to his surprise, these lads did themselves lot of good as Pep Guardiola confirmed that he was impressed with their game against Wycombe.

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According to the report on Sky Sports and Guardian, Belgian midfielder Kevin De Bruyne scored the first goal for Manchester City in the 29th minute restoring parity for the Citizens after Hanlan had scored for the visitors in the 22nd minute.

Mahrez netted brace for Manchester City, while the trio of Phil Foden, Torres and and Cole Palmer scored a goal each for Manchester City to get the comfortable win.

While expressing his appreciation to the academy players, Pep Guardiola also saluted Nigerian and British player Adebayo Akinfenwa for his good game against his side.

Pep Guardiola's reaction

"They faced a legend of English football, it was an absolute pleasure to meet him.

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"It's not easy to do it but they did very well. We are going to review the game and show them how to solve the problems. But there was not one bad performance."

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Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Rio Ferdinand who is a Manchester United legend suggested that his former employers could make a move for Raheem Sterling who is currently facing difficulties at Manchester City.

Raheem Sterling is one of the best wingers in the Premier League considering his attacking styles of play on the pitch and the goals he has scored for Manchester City.

Last term, the England international played a significant role that helped Manchester City to win the Premier League and also got to the final of the Champions League before losing to Chelsea.

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