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Newcastle knock out City as Liverpool, Chelsea win

2023-09-28 HKT 10:20
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  • Newcastle players applaude fans after their Cup win over Manchester City. Photo: AFP
    Newcastle players applaude fans after their Cup win over Manchester City. Photo: AFP
Manchester City crashed out of the English Football League Cup with a 1-0 defeat at Newcastle on Wednesday as Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool booked their places in the last 16.

Alexander Isak scored the only goal at St James' Park. City coach Pep Guardiola made eight changes from the side that beat Nottingham Forest 2-0 on Saturday and lacked the cutting edge offered by Erling Haaland, who stayed on the bench for the full 90 minutes.

Eddie Howe also rang the changes from an 8-0 thrashing of Sheffield United at the weekend. But it was not until the Newcastle boss introduced Anthony Gordon and Bruno Guimaraes at half-time that the hosts took control.

Isak had the simple task of slotting home at the far post after a burst from Joelinton opened up the City defence.

Meanwhile, Chelsea prevented the crisis at Stamford Bridge deepening as Nicolas Jackson's goal beat Brighton 1-0. Jackson coolly slotted home from the impressive Cole Palmer's pass on 50 minutes.

Arsenal were also 1-0 winners at Brentford as Aaron Ramsdale responded to being controversially dropped by Mikel Arteta. Reiss Nelson's eighth-minute goal separated the sides despite a Brentford onslaught after the break.

Arteta has preferred David Raya to Ramsdale in goal for the past three games. But the England international was needed for the Gunners to progress as he produced a brilliant stop to deny Yoane Wissa an equaliser.

Liverpool trailed to Championship leaders Leicester after just three minutes before fighting back to win 3-1. Kasey McAteer rounded off a rapid counter-attack to give the Foxes a flying start.

Liverpool's equaliser was made in the Netherlands as Ryan Gravenberch set up Cody Gakpo to find the far corner.

Klopp then turned to his bench to find a winner and found it through a stunning strike from Dominik Szoboszlai. The Hungarian captain took aim from outside the box and smashed the ball into the top corner 20 minutes from time.

Diogo Jota's backheel in off the far post then made the tie safe.

Everton built on their first Premier League win of the season at Brentford on Saturday with an impressive 2-1 victory at Aston Villa, thanks to goals from James Garner and Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

West Ham were made to sweat by League One Lincoln before Tomas Soucek's goal secured a 1-0 win. Fulham beat Norwich 2-1, while Bournemouth were 2-0 victors over Stoke. (AFP)

Newcastle knock out City as Liverpool, Chelsea win