Defending champion Manchester City has surprisingly missed the quarterfinals of the English ligapal. The team of TEMMANAGER PEP Guardiola lost on Wednesday evening at the Ligacon Timent West Ham United with 3: 5 (0: 0) in penalties. This ended the four-year supremacy of the Citizens in the Second English Cup competition next to the traditional Fa Cup.
The misfortune was the substitute Phil Foden. His penalty went over to the right on the goal, at West Ham met all five shooters.
Guardiola exchanged at nine positions compared to the weekend, only the German international Ilkay Gündogan and Kyle Walker stood again in the starting formation. The Skyblues rarely came to dangerous gate actions against defensively well-standing hammer in the regular season.
The FC Liverpool, however, celebrated the expected victory. The second division Preston North End won the team of TeMManager Jürgen Klopp with 2: 0 (0: 0). Takumi Minamino (62.) and Divock Origi (84th) met.
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The previous year s finalist Tottenham Hotspur reached with a 1-0 (0: 0) success at FC Burnley also the quarterfinals. Already on Tuesday, the FC Arsenal had prevailed with Bernd Leno and the FC Chelsea with national player Kai Hanctz.