Sports Desk, Oct 27 (EFE).- Four-time defending champions Manchester City crashed out of the 2021-2022 Carabao Cup in the round of 16 with a loss on penalties Wednesday to West Ham United.
Pep Guardiola’s men had 65 percent possession and outshot the Hammers 25-7 at London Stadium, but City failed to turn their domination into quality chances.
John Stones came the closest for the visitors, forcing a solid save from West Ham goalkeeper Alphonse Areola.
The sides were deadlocked 0-0 after 90 minutes plus four minutes of stoppage time so the tie went to penalties.
Hammers had the first kick and captain Mark Noble duly converted, but Phil Foden, who posted a double for City in last weekend’s Premier League win against Brighton & Hove Albion, failed on his try from the spot.
The next three takers for each side scored, setting the stage for Said Benrahma’s winner in the fifth round.
“An incredible run has finished. We finished in a good way. We played in a really good way, creating chances against a team who defended deep,” Guardiola said afterward. “On penalties they were better. Congratulations to West Ham. Next year we will be back.” EFE