‘Is the treble momentum shaking for two consecutive years?’ Manchester City lost 0-1 against Newcastle in the League Cup…the season’s ‘first loss’s record
Manchester City has been knocked out of the Carabao Cup (EFL Cup) by Newcastle, suffering its first defeat of the season.
Manchester City suffered a 0-1 defeat against Newcastle in the third round of the 2023/24 Carabao Cup (EFL Cup) at St. James’ Park in Newcastle, England, on Monday (Aug. 28). The loss means City will not be able to lift the trophy.
Pep Guardiola also opted to rotate his squad, as City needed to rest some players after juggling league and UEFA Champions League commitments.
City started with Stephan Ortega in goal, while the back four was made up of Josuco Gvardiol, Nathan Ake, Manuel Akanji, and Rico Ruiz. Matteo Kovacic, Calvin Phillips, and Sergio Gomes started in the midfield, while Elling Holland was rested in favor of Jack Grealish, Julian Alvarez, and prospect Oscar Babb. In addition to Holland, Phil Foden, Kyle Walker, and Jubeng Dias were left out of the starting lineup.
Newcastle also opted to rotate. Nick Pope started in goal, with Valentino Livramento, Jamaal Russelles, Paul Dummett, and Matt Targett in the back four. Lewis Miley, Sandro Tonali, and Lewis Hall started in the midfield, while Jacob Murphy, Alexander Isaacs, and Joel Lingleton attacked the City goal.
Despite being without a number of first-team players, City pushed forward early in the first half. In the 18th minute, Babb played a crucial pass through the defense to Alvarez, who finished with a shot that was saved by Pope’s toe. In the 23rd minute, Grillisi broke through the defense, but Dummett did well to block his shot.
Alvarez also missed another chance. In the 29th minute, Kovacic’s loose ball was played back to Alvarez by Bobb, who tried his luck at the far post from the left side of the penalty area, only to see his shot go over the bar instead of into the net.
Set pieces also threatened Newcastle, and in the 33rd minute, City won a corner and Gervinho headed in a cross that was cleared off the line by the defense. The first half ended 0-0 with neither team able to find the back of the net despite the City offense.
In the second half, Newcastle capitalized on their offensive chances after being outplayed by City. Newcastle took the lead eight minutes into the second half when Joelington received a pass from Jacob Murphy just outside the penalty box arc, and he drove the ball through three City defenders to reach deep inside the right side of the penalty box. With a poor shooting angle, Joelington sent a low, quick cross to the front of the box, where Isaacs, positioned at the far post, collected and slotted it home for the 1-0 lead.
After conceding, City pushed to catch up. In the 23rd minute, they brought on Jeremy Dockoo and Mateusz Núñez to add strength to the midfield and forward line. City had their best chance of the game in the 30th minute when Grealish tried his luck with a sharp mid-range shot on goal, only to be denied by Pope.메이저사이트
Then, in the 40th minute, Doku’s steady dribbling allowed him to beat two defenders before delivering a precise through ball into the box, but he was caught by the quick-thinking Pope, and in the 45th minute, Lewis had to swallow his disappointment when his shot narrowly missed the side netting after receiving a pass at the front of the penalty box arc following a breakaway from Doku.
In the end, City were unable to find the back of the net until late stoppage time, and the game ended in a 1-0 victory for Newcastle.
City were considered one of the favorites after winning the Carabao Cup four times in a row from 2017/18 to 2020/21, but their run to the final ended in the third round after a 0-2 loss to Southampton in the last four in 2022/23.
Meanwhile, in the day’s other Carabao Cup matches, other Premier League teams besides City were largely victorious and advanced to the next round.
Dominic Solanke and Joe Rodwell scored early in the second half to give Bournemouth a comfortable 2-0 win over Stoke City, with Bae Joon-ho starting, while Everton also advanced to the fourth round with a 2-1 win over Aston Villa. Carlos Vinicius and Alex Iwobi opened the scoring for Fulham in a 2-1 win over Norwich City, with Hwang Ui-jo starting. Hwang Ui-jo and Bae Jun-ho did not record an offensive point.
Arsenal, playing mostly second-teamers, held on to Nelson’s early first-half goal to earn a win over Brentford, who played mostly first-teamers.
The most surprising win came from Chelsea. The Blues were expected to lose against third-place Brighton given their recent poor form, but a sixth-minute goal from Nicola Jackson and effective saves from Kaoru Mitoma and Juan Pedro secured their place in the next round of the League Cup. Liverpool also booked their place in the fourth round with a 3-1 win over Leicester City, with goals from Cody Hackford, Dominik Sobosler and Diogo Jota.