Manchester City booked their place in the quarterfinals of the Carabao Cup after defeating Liverpool 3-2 in an exhilarating contest at the Etihad on Thursday. Star Striker, Erling Haaland seems to be continuing from where he stopped before the World Cup break as he latched on to a Kevin De Bruyne cross to volley into the net and give his side an early lead just 10 minutes into the match.
Liverpool was not behind for long, though, as midfielder Fabio Carvalho equalised in the 20th minute, scoring after receiving a pass from James Milner and placing his shot beyond City goalkeeper Stefan Ortega. Two minutes into the second half, City were in front again as a perfectly placed strike from Riyad Mahrez found the bottom corner of the goal, beating goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher. The lead was again short-lived as less than a minute later, Liverpool responded with a second equalizer as Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah brought his team back to level terms, to make it 2-2.
The goals continued to flow, as Man City took the lead again, following a short corner routine from City, with De Bruyne crossing the ball into the box as defender Nathan Ake beat his marker to head the ball past despairing goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher.
Despite the best efforts of Sarah and Darwin Nunez, they were unable to conjure a third equalizer as City held on to book their place in the Carabao Cup quarterfinals and ensure there is going to be a new name on the trophy this season.