9th November, 2022
Manchester City beat Chelsea 2-0 to knock them out of the Carabao Cup on Wednesday at the Etihad Stadium to reach the fourth round.
Riyad Mahrez and Julian Alvarez scored City’s goals in the second half of the encounter.
After a goalless first half, Mahrez opened scoring for the homers on 53rd minute through a free-kick.
Alvarez added the second goal five minutes later to make it 2-0.
Both sides had chances in an open and even first half to the game as Jack Grealish fizzed a shot just wide, while 18-year-old midfielder Lewis Hall was denied by Stefan Ortega for Chelsea.
The BBC reports that it was was a deserved win for Manchester City as the eight-time winners maintained their record of never losing in the third round under Pep Guardiola.
Chelsea, however, will rue the missed chances they had in the first half, with Christian Pulisic twice denied by Ortega, while Hall should have done better with his attempt from close range, having done the hard work by making space for himself.
Hall was unlucky in the second half when his fierce first-time effort was superbly saved by the excellent Ortega.
Raheem Sterling came on midway through the second half to make his first appearance against City since leaving them in the summer.