After scoring at will all season, Premier League leaders Manchester City need penalties to knock Championship leaders Wolverhampton Wanders out of the Carabao cup last night!
With Man City’s attack getting all the praise this season, it was their Keeper Claudio Bravo who earned the plaudits with three key saves in normal time, before continuing his impressive performance to deny both Alfred N’Diaye and Conor Coady during the penalty shootout.
With over 6000 fans travelling the short distance north up the M6, the Wolves managed to do what no other team have this season, by keeping the Premier League pace setters off the score sheet, while out playing them and creating possibly the better of the chances in open play, with Bright Enobakhare and Helder Costa forcing some excellent saves from Bravo as Wolves looked to create what would be a massive upset.
With both normal time and extra time reminding goalless, it was in the penalty shoot out were City showed their class winning 4-1, with Sergio Aguero sealing victory with the final penalty whilst also writing his name in the clubs record books as he moved into 1st place in the clubs all time goal scorer with 178, one more that Eric Brooks record which he equalled on Saturday again from the penalty spot in their 1-0 win over Burnley.
Norwich City also pushed another of the Premier Leagues big boys to Extra time as they fell to an extra time strike by Arsenals teenage prodigy Edward Nketiah. Norwich hand taken the league thanks to Josh Murphy, beating debutant Matt Macey in the Gunners net. The Canaries had they chances to make it 2-0 but Macey denied Nelson Oliveira with an excellent save, while Murphy and Vrancic also wasted good chances. however, it took Nketiah just 15 seconds from coming off the bench to equalise for the Gunners with five minutes reminding, before being on hand to net the winner in the 96th minute.