On the second night of EFL Cup last 16 play on Wednesday, there was no shortage of drama.
Man City, the defending champions, were rocked on the road against West Ham and were eliminated, while Liverpool and Tottenham had to fight hard for their victory away from home, and there was drama at the King Power.
Here’s a rundown of everything that happened on Wednesday night…
West Ham 0-0 Man City (5-3 pens)
The Carabao Cup reign of Man City has come to an end when West Ham United defeated them on penalties at the London Stadium.
Despite much of goalmouth activity, especially in the second half, the game was decided on spot kicks.
West Ham was perfect from the spot, scoring five goals in a row. Phil Foden missed City’s first goal, which proved critical in the end.
West Ham vs Manchester City 0-0 (5-4 pens) EFL highlights
Burnley 0-1 Tottenham
Tottenham advanced to the final eight with a win over Burnley at Turf Moor, despite a lackluster performance.
Lucas Moura, who came on for the injured Bryan Gil in the first half, scored the game’s sole goal, rising to meet a superb cross from Emerson Royal with a strong downward header.
A few minutes later, Moura had another decent effort, but it was pushed wide.
Stoke City 1-2 Brentford
Brentford, Premier League newcomer had to battle hard for their qualifying after defeating Stoke City 2-1 on Wednesday night.
Sergi Canos and Ivan Toney’s goals ensured that former Brentford captain Romaine Sawyers’ goal was merely a consolation.
Preston 0-2 Liverpool
Preston North End played well against Liverpool, but their failure to take advantage of the chances they generated, particularly in the first half, proved costly as they lost 2-0.
Liverpool made their hosts pay after the break, with goals from Takumi Minamino and Divock Origi both finishing from close range.
Leicester 2-2 Brighton (4-2 pens)
King Power side Leicester City eliminated Premier League opponents Brighton on post match penalties.
Early on, Harvey Barnes scored from long range, before a goal each in first-half stoppage time made it 2-1 to Leicester at the break. 20 minutes from time, Enock Mwepu headed a second Brighton level, sending the game to penalties.
The Foxes scored four penalties out of four, while the Seagulls were sent packing after misses from Neal Maupay and Mwepu.
EFL Cup Results
- West Ham 0-0 Man City (5-3 pens)
- Stoke City 1-2 Brentford
- Preston 0-2 Liverpool
- Leicester 2-2 Brighton (4-2 pens)
- Burnley 0-1 Tottenham