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's intense round of 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's miss costing City as the epic tie
  • Said Benrahma struck the winner as the Hammers joined Arsenal and Chelsea in the quarter final of the competition

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

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 Manchester United.

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 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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Meanwhile, earlier reported that Manchester United legend Paul Scholes believes Chelsea's chances of winning the Premier League titles are slim.

This is in spite of the Blues impressive run of results which has seen them lose just one game after nine matches so far this campaign.

The west Londoners have consequently picked 22 points, a haul that has them topping the standings ahead of rivals Liverpool and Man City.

Thomas Tuchel's men hammered struggling Norwich City 7-0 in their last EPL outing at the weekend to cement their lead at the summit of the league table.

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