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Manchester City lost 0-1 against Newcastle in the third round of the 2023-24 English Football League Cup (EFL Cup) at St. James' Park in Newcastle, England, on the 28th. In the eighth minute of the second half, Isaac scored the first goal. This eliminated Manchester City from the Cup. After winning six consecutive EPL games, his momentum was inevitably dampened.
Prior to the match, Guardiola caused controversy for making remarks that ignored the Cup.
"We will not waste 1% of energy for the Carabao Cup," he stressed.
Guardiola then said, "Players who have played for Manchester City will not play against Newcastle. The Carabao Cup will be a great opportunity for players who have not played in the past. I'll be able to play even for a few minutes. Manchester City players who have played in the games have already been exhausted. We will field players who need to play," he said.
As Guardiola predicted, Manchester City turned the rotation and wasted no energy. At last I fell to my knees. Leading striker Erling Holland didn't hit the ground in the end. Alvarez showed a fierce appearance, but he failed to hunt for a goal. He struggled with Newcastle, who focused on defense in the second half, and eventually failed to score a goal.
In particular, Newcastle also effectively sent out the second-tier team and won. From Manchester City's point of view, it was like a bigger humiliation.
Meanwhile, other EPL powerhouses won the game.
Liverpool won 3-1 against Leicester City, and Arsenal also held Brentford to 1-0. Chelsea, struggling in the EPL, revived with a 1-0 victory over Brighton & Hove Albion with Jackson's first goal.
Wednesday, September 27, 2023