West Ham vs Man City LIVE: Carabao Cup result, final score and penalty shootout reaction

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West Ham brought Manchester City’s Carabao Cup dominance to an end with a 5-3 penalty shoot-out win over the holders at the London Stadium on Wednesday to reach the quarter-finals.

Pep Guardiola’s side had won each of the last four editions of the tournament but after they were held to a goalless draw by the Hammers in 90 minutes, the tie went to spot-kicks.

Phil Foden fired wide from 12 yards with City’s first effort and West Ham remained perfect to secure a memorable cup win which occurred five years to the day of the last time the champions had suffered an exit in this competition.

Lucas Moura helped ease some of the pressure on Nuno Espirito Santo with the only goal for last year’s runners-up Tottenham in a 1-0 win over Burnley.

The Brazilian headed home a cross from countryman Emerson Royal in the 68th minute to settle a low-quality affair at Turf Moor.

Nuno still had to contend with discontent from the travelling faithful, who had chanted “Nuno where’s the subs?” before the breakthrough occurred but Spurs held on for a much-needed victory to progress into the last eight.

A much-changed Liverpool survived a tricky first half to beat Preston 2-0 with Carabao Cup specialists Takumi Minamino and Divock Origi on target.

Jurgen Klopp changed his whole XI from the weekend thrashing of Manchester United and saw the Sky Bet Championship outfit go close on various occasions during the opening half at Deepdale.

It remained goalless though until Minamino flicked home just past the hour mark and Origi wrapped up the victory with six minutes left.

Leicester required penalties to get past Brighton after an entertaining 2-2 draw on an emotional night at the King Power Stadium.

The tie took place on the third anniversary of the helicopter crash at the ground which killed the club’s chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and four others.

Harvey Barnes provided the perfect start after the Foxes had paid tribute to Srivaddhanaprabha with a minute’s silence before Adam Webster and Ademola Lookman traded goals during first-half stoppage-time.

Brighton forward Enock Mwepu ensured there was another twist in the clash with a second equaliser with 71 minutes on the clock but he later saw his spot-kick saved by Danny Ward in the shoot-out with Neal Maupay also firing over as Leicester triumphed 4-2 on penalties.

Brentford claimed a first ever victory at Stoke after Sergi Canos and Ivan Toney repaid the faith of their manager with goals in a 2-1 victory.

The duo were two of the three players who retained their starting berth from the defeat to Leicester and netted in the first half to put the Bees in control.

Former Brentford player Romaine Sawyers reduced the deficit after the break but Thomas Frank’s men held on to win and break their duck in Stoke, which put them into the last eight of the competition for the second year in a row.

West Ham vs Man City

Manchester City’s Carabao Cup dominance ends as West Ham win on penalties

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Manchester City’s grip on the Carabao Cup was finally loosened as West Ham knocked out the holders on penalties.

Phil Foden missed from the spot for City while West Ham scored all five of theirs to reach the quarter-finals.

City had won this competition in six of the past eight seasons, including the last four.

In fact Tuesday marked five years to the day since they were last eliminated from this cup, a 1-0 defeat at Manchester United.

Manchester City’s Carabao Cup dominance ends as West Ham win on penalties

Said Benrahma knocks Man City out of the Carabao Cup as West Ham win on penalties

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The story of the night belongs to West Ham though. For the first time since the 2016/17 season Manchester City have been knocked out of the Carabao Cup.

Said Benrahma scored the winning penalty in a shootout and quite rightly went and celebrated with the fans.

Divock Origi scores spectacular backheel as Liverpool hold off Preston

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The Reds are also through to the next round as Carabao Cup specialists Takumi Minamino and Divock Origi fired Liverpool into the quarter-finals with a 2-0 win over Preston but not before the Championship side threatened a major upset at Deepdale.

Memories of Sunday’s 5-0 destruction of Manchester United were fresh in the minds of the travelling Liverpool support but there were few traces on the pitch as Jurgen Klopp changed all 11 players and got a radically different display as a result.

Divock Origi scores spectacular backheel as Liverpool hold off Preston

Tottenham edge past Burnley to reach Carabao Cup quarter-finals

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Elsewhere in the Carabao Cup, Lucas Moura’s second-half goal sent Tottenham through to the Carabao Cup quarter-finals after a 1-0 win at Burnley.

Moura’s 68th-minute header settled a low-quality affair where both teams struggled in the attacking third for the majority of the game.

It was a much-needed win for Nuno Espirito Santo who is under some pressure after an inconsistent start to the season, but a good cup run in this competition could help his cause.

Tottenham edge past Burnley to reach Carabao Cup quarter-finals

The quarter-final draw

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The draw for the Carabao Cup quarter-finals is on Saturday at 10.30am, live on Soccer AM on Sky Sports.

Chelsea, Liverpool, Tottenham, Brentford, Sunderland, Arsenal, West Ham and Leicester are the teams remaining in the competition. Sunderland are the lowest ranked side left with the League One outfit being the only team not playing in the Premier League.

When is the Carabao Cup quarter-final draw?

Man City knocked out of Carabao Cup

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After four consecutive years lifting the trophy Manchester City’s winning run comes to an end at the London Stadium.

Pep Guardiola named a pretty strong team with the likes of Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling starting the game and they created chances but couldn’t find a way past the steadfast West Ham defence.

Alphonse Areola had a superb night making at least four really great saves to keep his team level and make sure they made it to penalties.

West Ham beat Man City on penalties

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A perfect penalty shootout from West Ham sees the knock the Carabao Cup holders, Manchester City, out of the competition. A goalless 90 minutes meant this last 16 tie had to be decided from the spot.

Mark Noble earned a touch of redemption after missing a penalty against Manchester United earlier this season by firing hom the first kick before Phil Foden pulled his effort wide of the right-hand post.

That gave the Hammers the advantage and they didn’t let it go. Said Benrahma took the fifth and final penalty and fired it home to send West Ham into the quarter-finals.

Penalties: West Ham 5 - 3 Man City

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Yes he can! West Ham knock Manchester City out of the Carabao Cup! Said Benrahma wins it for the Hammers.

Penalties: West Ham 4 - 3 Man City

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Grealish does score! The pressure fails to Said Benrahma, can he win it for West Ham?

Penalties: West Ham 4 - 2 Man City

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Aaron Cresswell scores! West Ham haven’t missed yet. They’ll have a kick to win the game. Jack Grealish has to score now.

Penalties: West Ham 3 - 2 Man City

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Cool, very cool from Gabriel Jesus who waits for Areola to move and slots the ball into the opposite side of the net.

Penalties: West Ham 3 - 1 Man City

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No nonsense stuff from Craig Dawson who blasts his spot kick into the back of the net!

Penalties: West Ham 2 - 1 Man City

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Joao Cancelo drives his effort low and hard to the goalkeeper’s right and score for City!

Penalties: West Ham 2 - 0 Man City

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Jarrod Bowen scores! Steffen dove the correct way but there was too much power on the shot for him to keep it out.

Penalties: West Ham 1 - 0 Man City

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Phil Foden steps up for Man City and misses! He pulls it wide of the right hand post. Advantage West Ham.

Penalties: West Ham 1 - 0 Man City

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Yep, Mark Noble vs Zack Steffen.

Noble goes straight down the middle and scores!

Penalties: West Ham 0 - 0 Man City

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Pep Guardiola is very heated in the Manchester City huddle. David Moyes by contrast looks fairly calm. The penalties will be taken in front of the West Ham fans and it looks as though the Hammers are up first.

West Ham 0 - 0 Man City

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Manchester City couldn’t get it done. They ended the 90 with 25 shots but just seven on target and Alphonse Areola was good enough to keep them out.

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Full-time: West Ham 0 - 0 Man City

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90+3 mins: Fernandinho wins a free kick just outside the West Ham box. One last chance for them to win it before penalties. Gundogan, Cancelo and Foden stand over the dead ball. Gundogan drills it and hits the wall! The ball rolls out to Jesus who crosses it into Sterling but his header is plucked out of the air by Areola.

Penalties it is.

West Ham 0 - 0 Man City

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90 mins: Three minutes of added time to go. There’s still time for someone to claim a winner. Foden keeps hold of the ball on the edge of the box and manages to shrug off a tackle from Soucek before belting an effort inches wide of the near post.

West Ham 0 - 0 Man City

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87 mins: Stones passes the ball out to Cancelo on the right wing and he wins a corner after Benrahma blocks his cross out of play. Foden delivers it into the box but Soucek gets up to head the ball away. Zinchenko swings it back in towards the far post where Stones wins the header and knocks the ball safely into the hands of Areola.

West Ham 0 - 0 Man City

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84 mins: More changes. David Moyes brings on a defender, Vladimir Coufal, to replace Manuel Lanzini and Pep Guardiola replaces Kevin De Bruyne with Jack Grealish.

Zinchenko has a shot from range but can’t get past Areola who palms the ball over the crossbar. Areola’s had a brilliant night, he’ll be confident heading into a penalty shootout.

Six minutes of the 90 to play.

West Ham 0 - 0 Man City

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81 mins: West Ham are defending well. They’re flocking back in numbers and nothing Manchester City try is coming off. Fernandinho chips a ball over the top into Cancelo but he can’t bring the ball down and it rolls out for a goal kick.

West Ham 0 - 0 Man City

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78 mins: Save! Foden sweeps inside from the left and shoots. The ball deflects into the path of Gundogan but he can’t bring it under control and Areola manages to kick the ball away clearing the danger for the Hammers.

West Ham 0 - 0 Man City

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75 mins: 15 minutes to play at the London stadium. We’re getting to the stage that one goal would be enough to win it for either team. Benrahma manages to keep the ball under pressure from Sterling and Cancelo before knocking it back to Noble. He fires a diagonal ball across the pitch but sends it out for a City throw in.

West Ham 0 - 0 Man City

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72 mins: Phil Foden is brought on by Pep Guardiola to replace Riyad Mahrez. His first involvement sees him whip a cross into the middle of the box but Diop is there to head it clear.

City regain the ball and Sterling weaves his way into the box from the right side this time. He looks to shoot but is dispossessed at the last moment.

West Ham 0 - 0 Man City

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69 mins: Sterling sets up Palmer for a shot just outside the area and he blasts it over the bar.

West Ham then win a corner that comes swinging into the box from Cresswell. It’s floated deep into the far side of the box where Dawson is hit by Joao Cancelo’s flailing arm. Dawson goes down and the ball skips out of play.

West Ham 0 - 0 Man City

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66 mins: David Moyes calls for reinforcements and makes a triple change for West Ham. Regular starters Said Benrahma, Jarrod Bowen and Pablo Fornals replace Arthur Masuku, Nikola Vlasic and Andriy Yarmolenko.

West Ham 0 - 0 Man City

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63 mins: City are turning it up. West Ham’s Soucek sends a shot wide of goal before City sweep down the pitch. De Bruyne finds Mahrez on the edge of the box and he drills a low shot at goal forcing Areola into a low save to the right.

West Ham 0 - 0 Man City

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60 mins: SAVE! Areola denies Stones! The West Ham goalkeeper makes two brilliant saves in quick succession to keep City out. The first is a shot from De Bruyne turned behind for a corner the second comes as the corner ball is knocked short to De Bruyne who flicks it into the box and finds Stones. He rises above everyone and whips his head onto the ball from the edge of the six-yard box. It’s travelling quickly but Areola reacts in time to palm it wide of the back post!

West Ham 0 - 0 Man City

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57 mins: Save! The second half is already more exciting than the first. Masuaku makes another cutting run into the box and Cresswell picks him out with a short pass. He shoots and draws a save from Steffen who pushes the ball over to Yarmolenko on the right side of the box. He brings the ball down and turns it towards goal only to be denied by by a sliding Zinchenko!

West Ham 0 - 0 Man City

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54 mins: Chance! Manchester City almost take the lead after so nice footwork from Palmer takes the ball away from Soucek before he spins towards goal and slots a pass into the box for Gundogan. Gundogan shoots from a tight angle over on the left and fires his effort wide of the back post.

West Ham 0 - 0 Man City

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51 mins: Chance! West Ham move swiftly up the pitch and try to find a way into the box through Cresswell on the left. He can’t generate enough space for an effective cross so plays it inside to Noble. Noble carries the ball up the inside left channel and slips in Masuaku who shoots and sends the ball narrowly over the crossbar!

West Ham 0 - 0 Man City

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48 mins: A reminder that the teams can both make a maximum of five substitutions and if the game is level at the end of 90 minutes the result will be decided by a penalty shootout, which based on the first half action is a very high possibility.

Sterling works the ball into the left side of the box before knocking it back to De Bruyne. He shoots from the front left corner but Lanzini charges down the effort.

Second half: West Ham 0 - 0 Man City

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Kick off: Kyle Walker is taken off at the break by Pep Guardiola with Joao Cancelo replacing him. West Ham haven’t made any changes. The home side get the ball rolling again with Lanzini passing it to Dawson who boots it long and sees Zinchenko head it out of play.

West Ham 0 - 0 Man City

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It hasn’t been the most exhilarating first 45 minutes. Both teams have only managed one shot on target with City having a further three that went high or wide.

Chelsea vs Southampton followed a similar pattern yesterday. A tepid first half, though Chelsea scored in the last couple of minutes, was followed by an end-to-end slugfest in the second half which saw Southampton equalise and the match go to penalties.

Will we see something similar at the London Stadium?

West Ham 0 - 0 Man City

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Chances have come at both ends but they’ve been few and far between in that first half. Cole Palmer and Nathan Ake have had the best sight of goal for City with Mark Noble and Nikola Vlasic coming close for the Hammers.

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Half-time: West Ham 0 - 0 Man City

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45 mins: Close! Mahrez flicks a free kick into the box for City and picks out Ake who guides his header wide of the back post! It was the chance of the half for the visitors just before the whistle goes to signal half-time.

Nothing to separate the teams then after 45 minutes.

West Ham 0 - 0 Man City

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43 mins: Palmer has a shot deflected over for a Man City corner. Gundogan takes it but Dawson heads it out to Mahrez who fires the ball straight back into the box. Dawson is up again for another headed clearance but knocks this one to Gundogan whose final ball into the box is caught and smothered by Areola.

West Ham 0 - 0 Man City

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40 mins: Close! West Ham are threatening City on occasion and it’ll come as no surprise that Aaron Cresswell is making things happen. He takes the ball on a swift run down the left side of the box and flicks a cross into the middle towards Vlasic. He jumps to meet the cross but Ake gets higher and glances the ball up into the air. Vlasic waits for it to drop but Steffen comes out to claim it.

West Ham 0 - 0 Man City

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37 mins: Mahrez brings the ball inside from the right but has a shot blocked by Diop. City recover the loose ball and try to pen West Ham into their own final third but the home side win the ball and Mark Noble runs it clear over on the right wing.

West Ham 0 - 0 Man City

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34 mins: Mahrez, De Bruyne and Palmer quickly pass the ball long the front edge of the box before slotting Walker in on the overlap. He attempts to pick out Marhez’s run into the six-yard box but the pass takes a deflection and loops up into the safe hands of Areola.

City recover the ball and can’t find a way through despite Palmer’s run across to the left. He passes the ball inside and City work it across to Mahrez who, like Gundogan a few minutes earlier, belts a shot over the goal.

West Ham 0 - 0 Man City

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31 mins: Sterling is met by two defenders when he tries to dribble his way into the left side of the box and finds no way through. Instead he slots the ball inside to Gundogan who sets himself and fires a shot from outside the box high and wide much to the delight of the West Ham fans in the crowd.

West Ham 0 - 0 Man City

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28 mins: There’s a bit in this game. City are dominating possession and regularly challenging the West Ham backline but they’ve only managed one decent effort at goal. For their part when West Ham maintain pressure high in the final third City have looked vulnerable, the Hammers just need to take their chances if and when they come.

West Ham 0 - 0 Man City

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25 mins: SAVE! Fernandinho passes the ball up to Sterling who flicks a pass round the corner and into the feet of De Bruyne. Zinchenko flies up the left wing and receives the ball before swinging a deep cross into the box. Mahrez brings it under control, shimmies around Cresswell and gives the ball to Palmer who lets it roll across to his left foot before striking one at goal! Areola seems to see it late but manages to stick out a leg and keep the shot out!

West Ham 0 - 0 Man City

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22 mins: West Ham win a free kick in a dangerous area just over to the right side of the penalty area after Andriy Yarmolenko is pulled down by Ake. Noble lifts the free kick deep into the box and Dawson volleys it back into the middle but can’t pick out a teammate and City boot the ball out of play.

West Ham 0 - 0 Man City

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19 mins: Dawson belts a long ball up the pitch for for Johnson to chase down and he does brilliantly to keep the ball in play whipping a first time cross deep into the box. It comes to Masuaku who gives it to Cresswell. He lays the ball off to Mark Noble who runs onto it and drills one from range forcing Steffen to punch it clear from the centre of the goal!

Man City break though with Sterling driving through the inside left channel. He slots the ball into the box for De Bruyne whose shot/cross is blocked by a sliding Craig Dawson.

West Ham 0 - 0 Man City

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16 mins: Man City regain possession and look to play the ball out from the back. Zinchenko knocks it to his goalkeeper who is hunted down by Manuel Lanzini. The West Ham forward almost makes a fool out of Zack Steffen but he rolls the ball over to the right and gives it to Stones mere seconds before Lanzini’s tackle arrives.

West Ham 0 - 0 Man City

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14 mins: A long ball up the pitch comes up to Vlasic who lets it bounce and spins away from Zinchenko to get in behind. Ake comes across the pitch to beat him to the ball but his clearance goes out for a throw in. West Ham don’t make use of the ground they’ve gained and throw the ball back to their defensive line in an attempt to draw City into a high press.

West Ham 0 - 0 Man City

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11 mins: West Ham are struggling to keep the ball with City winning it high up the pitch. Gundogan makes a short run into the box and is fed the ball but Johnson gets across him at the last moment to stop him from shooting.

At the other end of the pitch Johnson provides an option for West Ham on the right side. He looks for a cross but ends up running the ball out for a goal kick.

West Ham 0 - 0 Man City

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9 mins: Oh nearly! West Ham get lucky after Aaron Cresswell gives the ball away deep in his own final third. A forward pass is interceped by Mahrez who drives it into the box. He’s tackled by the covering Diop but the ball rolls out to Palmer who loads up to shoot but the whistle goes for offside.

West Ham 0 - 0 Man City

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6 mins: Raheem Sterling receives the ball from John Stones and goes on a decent run into the box. He takes on Ben Johnson and nips inside of the Hammers’ right back. Nicola Vlasic and Craig Dawson crowd around him but he slips a through ball towards goal matching Cole Palmer’s run in behind but the pass is too heavy and Alphonse Areola scoops it up.

West Ham 0 - 0 Man City

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3 mins: There are around 60,000 fans at the London Stadium tonight. It’s a mammoth turn out for a Carabao Cup game but West Ham’s supporters have been very good all season.

Fernandinho slips a pass up to Kevin De Bruyne but he’s hit with a heavy tackle from Issa Diop who wins the ball for West Ham.

West Ham 0 - 0 Man City

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Kick off: Manchester City get the match underway knocking the ball around the back line before Nathan Ake slots a pass out to Raheem Sterling on the left wing. He switches the play with a diagonal pass over to Riyad Mahrez. He holds it up and plays Kyle Walker in on the overlap but the right-back is closed down and forced to retreat.

West Ham vs Man City

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Here come the players. This is going to be a difficult match for West Ham. Manchester City have scored nine goals in their last two fixtures across all competitions. Can the Hammers shock the Premier League champions tonight?

City’s strong record

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Man City have progressed from each of their last 21 League Cup ties, with only Liverpool having a longer such run in the competition (25 between 1980 and 1984).

They are unbeaten in each of their last 12 away League Cup matches (excluding. neutral venues), winning 10 and drawing two. They progressed after penalties in both draws.

Zouma praises Johnson

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Kurt Zouma has praised fellow Hammers defender Ben Johnson for taking his chance to impress at right-back in the absence of the injured Vladimir Coufal. Johnson has performed admirably in attack and his presence in the back line hasn’t made the Hammers any easier to play against. Zouma said:

He’s a great young player, he’s got a lot of quality and he’s going to be here for ages, hopefully. He deserves to be playing week-in, week-out because he’s a good player, but the team around Ben is also playing very well at the minute.

“I didn’t know Ben before I arrived here but, as soon as I saw him, I saw he has quality.”

Pep’s attacking philosophy

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During Peo Guardiola’s time with Manchester City they have scored more goals in the League Cup than any other team. Since the start of 2016-17 they have netted 61 times in the competition, 19 more than any other side.

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Foden’s Carabao Cup love affair

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Phil Foden loves the Carabao Cup. He featured heavily in the tournament when making his way through the ranks at Man City and it was the first trophy he won as a senior player, coming on to replace Sergio Aguero in the 2018 cup final.

He has also been directly involved in nine goals in his last seven starts in the League Cup, scoring three and assisting six. Despite this form he only starts on the bench tonight but what a great option to have if Pep Guardiola needs to call on him.

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A tough test for West Ham

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Man City have won 10 of their last 11 meetings with the Hammers across all competitions with the other game ending in a draw. The Citizens have scored 33 goals during that run.

City have also progressed from nine of their last 11 League Cup fourth round ties with the only exceptions being defeats to Manchester JUnited in 2016/17 and Newcastle in 2014/15.

Zouma wants to celebrate birthday with a win

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West Ham defender Kurt Zouma turned 27 today and wants to celebrate his birthday with a victory over Manchester City. Zouma starts on the bench for the Hammers but may have a crucial role to play later in the game especially if his team are leading at the time. He said:

It’s a big day for the team. Hopefully we can go through and win the game, as that’s the most important thing.”

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Gundogan ready for Hammers clash

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Man City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan says his side are ready for tonight’s fixture against West Ham and explained that City’s busy schedule can help the team keep up their winning momentum. Speaking ahead of tonight’s Carabao Cup match, he said:

Yes, we are looking forward to it. It’s game by game, there’s not really much of a break between the games (but that is) kind of good as well.

“At the end of the day, we are competitors and want to play as much as possible. We’re going from competition to competition and now it’s onto the next one.”

League Cup history: West Ham vs Man City

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West Ham have faced Manchester City just twice in the competition’s 62-year history.

This will be the third meeting between the teams with Man City having prevailed on each of the previous two occasions.

The first was in the third round in the 1984/85 season. The teams saw out a goalless draw at Maine Road before City triumphed 2-1 in a replay at the Boleyn Ground.

The second was the semi-final of the 2013/14 season, when Sam Allardyce’s Hammers were thrashed 9-0 on aggregate by Manuel Pellegrini’s City, who would go on to beat Sunderland 3-1 in the final.

Diop tons up

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Issa Diop makes his 100th appearance for West Ham tonight. Will he be celebrating with a win over current Carabao Cup holders Manchester City?

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Pep Guardiola not taking Carabao Cup progress for granted as Man City travel to West Ham

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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is not taking Carabao Cup progress for granted as the perennial champions prepare to travel to West Ham

The Etihad Stadium side have won the competition in six of the past eight seasons, including the last four editions in succession.

Tuesday marked five years to the day since they were last eliminated from the competition, but Guardiola is expecting that remarkable record to be put to the test by David Moyes’ Hammers on Wednesday night.

Pep Guardiola not taking cup progress for granted as Man City travel to West Ham

Team changes: West Ham vs Man City

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Both managers make a bunch of changes to the starting line-ups yet still name fairly strong teams.

West Ham boss David Moyes replaces eight of the players that started against Tottenham at the weekend with only Ben Johnson, Aaron Cresswell and Thomas Soucek keeping their places.

Manchester City’s squad depth is well known and Pep Guardiola makes nine changes to his previous starting XI. Kyle Walker and Ilkay Gundogan keep their spots but their are returns for Kevin De Bruyne, Raheem Sterling and academy graduate Cole Palmer.

Line-ups: West Ham vs Man City

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West Ham XI: Areola, Johnson, Dawson, Diop, Cresswell, Masuaku, Soucek, Noble, Lanzini, Vlasic, Yarmolenko

Man City XI: Steffen, Walker, Stones, Ake, Zinchenko, Fernandinho, Gundogan, De Bruyne, Mahrez, Sterling, Palmer

Recent results - West Ham vs Man City

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West Ham have won their last three fixtures including sweeping aside Genk 3-0 in the Europa League and two 1-0 wins over Tottenham and Everton in the Premier League. Left-back Aaron Cresswell is in fabulous form and could play a crucial role in tonight’s contest.

Man City are also on a three-match winning run since a 2-2 draw with Liverpool in the league. City have since cruised past Burnley 2-0 before demolishing Club Brugge (5-1 in the Champions League) and Brighton (4-1 in the Prem).

Pep Guardiola’s side have won this competition four times in a row and although they are expected to make changes to the team they still pose a huge threat to the Hammers’ chances of progressing.

Pep to play academy stars

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Pep Guardiola says some of Manchester City’s up-and-coming academy players are likely to play a part in tonight’s cup clash with West Ham. Six of City’s academy youngsters featured in their third round win over Wycombe and when asked whether any of them will play this evening Guardiola said:

Some of them but less than against Wycombe because in that moment we had injured players. We had different circumstances but yes, we will take a look in the next days.

“We play on Wednesday so we will see in training and after we will see what is the best decision. Some of them are going to play, yes.”

Moyes to make changes

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West Ham boss, David Moyes, has hinted that he will be making changes for tonight’s League Cup fourth round fixture against Manchester City saying that he wants to ‘utilise the squad’ to go as far as they in this season’s cup competitions. He said:

We are trying to utilise our squad the best we can by keeping them as fresh as possible for the Premier League games whilst also wanting to progress as far as we can in all the cup competitions.

“Some of our players have had to play more regularly due to injuries but everyone who has come into the team has done a very good job and we will be requiring more of the same tonight.

“We want to be playing against the top teams and see how far we are progressing. We know there will be periods in games when the opposition will have some control but we want to demonstrate when the opportunity comes that we are also a much improved team.

“As a squad, we must continue to push forward and attempt to constantly improve in every area.”

Early team news - West Ham vs Man City

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Alex Kral and Vladimir Coufal are doubts for West Ham with the former recovering from Covid-19 and Coufal struggling to prove his fitness in time for the match.

David Moyes will likely make a few changes to the starting XI with Andriy Yarmolenko, Ryan Fredericks and Issa Diop all options to come into the side if the boss wants to rotate.

For Manchester City Ferran Torres and Liam Delap while Raheem Sterling missed the weekend win but could make this match. Nathan Ake, Gabriel Jesus and Fernandinho are among the players who have been in and out of the side but will hope to feature here.

West Ham vs Man City live updates

13:35 , Karl Matchett

Manchester City have already won this competition four consecutive years, but Pep Guardiola is focused on making it a half-decade of success ahead of the next challenge away to West Ham.

“The League Cup is a tournament in this country and we have done quite well,” he said. “We won it for the fourth time in a row and still we are there.

“We know which team we are going to face – West Ham away – so it is not an easy one. At the same time, we are going to prepare to try to win the game like we do any game in any competition.”

Meanwhile, West Ham have been granted planning permission to increase the London Stadium capacity to 62,500. An extra 2,500 seats will be added once the club are given the all-clear, taking the former Olympic Stadium above the Emirates Stadium and the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium as the biggest club ground in the capital.

“The application to increase the matchday capacity will give an even greater number of our fans the opportunity to watch our exciting team in action in person,” West Ham vice-chairman Karren Brady said.

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