LONDON: West Ham ended Manchester City’s four -year dominance in the League Cup this morning as Liverpool and Tottenham booked places in the quarter -finals.
City’s record in the tournament came to an end at the London Stadium when the Hammers emerged victorious through a 5-3 penalty shootout after both teams missed plenty of chances before a 0-0 draw.
Only Phil Foden failed to complete a penalty as Mark Noble, Jarrod Bowen, Craig Dawson, Aaron Cresswell and Said Benrahma all found the net for David Moyes’ squad.
“Nothing lasts,” City boss Pep Guardiola said. “We fought a lot to win, win and win in this tournament.
“Four times in a row is an amazing achievement and next season we will try to win it back.”
Liverpool, meanwhile, now have a chance to win the League Cup for the first time in nine years, but they will have to overcome a sluggish performance early in the competition before winning 2-0 at Preston.
The Reds have scored 30 goals in eight away games this season, but Jurgen Klopp’s side failed to continue their greatness with a 5-0 win at Manchester United.
“As a team, we could have played better, but individually I saw some good performances and it was OK,” Klopp said.
“It’s all about qualifying for the next round, that’s what we did. It’s going to be tough when there are 11 changes.”
Tottenham’s quest for their first trophy since last winning the League Cup in 2008 was on track when Nuno Espirito Santo, who listed the strongest squad, won 1-0 at Burnley.
Lucas Moura scored the only goal of the match 22 minutes before the end with a powerful header from an Emerson Royale pass.
Leicester needed a penalty shootout to beat Brighton after a 2-2 draw.