Man City booted out of League Cup
LONDOn. — Manchester City suffered a shock League Cup defeat at the hands of a reinvigorated Newcastle United, who reached the quarter-finals with a superb 2-0 away win on Wednesday night that left the holders nursing the wounds of a bruising past eight days.
Newcastle’s 18-year-old winger Rolando Aarons struck in the sixth minute to hand the visitors an unlikely lead before Moussa Sissoko ended any hopes of a City fight-back with a brilliant goal to gift underfire manager Alan Pardew a third win in 11 days.
“We are buzzing in the dressing room. It has given the club a massive lift. It’s been a great week,” Aarons told Sky Sports.
The result completed a miserable week for City, who are now without a win in three games, after they lost to West Ham United on Saturday and threw away a two-goal lead to draw with CSKA Moscow in the Champions League last Tuesday.
Elsewhere, Graziano Pelle scored twice as in-form Southampton let slip a 2-0 lead before advancing to the last eight with a thrilling 3-2 victory against Stoke City.
Tottenham Hotspur eased through to the quarter-finals with a routine 2-0 win against Championship (second tier) Brighton & Hove Albion.
Newcastle, buoyed by successive English Premier League wins started with plenty of intent and their harassing and tenacity in midfield gifted them an early goal.
LEAGUE CUP QUARTER-FINAL FIXTURES
Derby County (II) v Chelsea
Tottenham Hotspur v Newcastle United
Bournemouth (II) v Liverpool
Sheffield United (III) v Southampton — Soccernet