On Wednesday, Manchester City were eliminated from the League Cup after suffering a loss of 1-0 at the hands of Newcastle. Meanwhile, Arsenal, Chelsea, and Liverpool secured their spots in the round of 16.
At St. James’s Park, in a matchup between two teams with significant roster turnovers, Alexander Isak scored the game’s lone goal.
The previous season, City won the Champions League, the Premier League, and the FA Cup. However, the club’s hopes of achieving a historic quadruple were quickly dashed when they were unable to win all four major trophies.
Pep Guardiola, the head coach of City, elected to sit Erling Haaland on the bench for the whole of the match, and City’s lacklustre performance may have benefited from his presence.
Eddie Howe made many substitutions after his team’s demolition of Sheffield United by a score of 8.0 during the weekend.
However, the home team did not begin to assert themselves until the Newcastle manager substituted in Anthony Gordon and Bruno Guimaraes at the halftime break.
After a charge by Joelinton opened up the City defenders, all that was left for Isak to do was finish off the easy opportunity at the far post.
“A win like this can elevate us,” said Howe. “A win like this can elevate us.”
“During the first half, we made an effort to rotate our players and keep everyone fresh. During the second half, we definitely played better, but when you bring in guys like Anthony Gordon and Bruno, you’re bringing in high-level players.
The prize for Newcastle is a trip to Manchester United in the fourth round to compete in a rematch of the championship game from the previous year.
The resurgence of Chelsea
The goal scored by Nicolas Jackson gave Chelsea a 1-0 victory against Brighton, preventing the situation at Stamford Bridge from becoming worse.
The Senegalese forward’s lack of efficiency in front of goal has contributed, at least in part, to the Blues’ return of just one victory in their first six games in the Premier League under the direction of Mauricio Pochettino.
At the half-hour mark, Jackson calmly finished off an amazing feed from Cole Palmer by putting the ball into the back of the net.
In the round of 16, Chelsea will compete against Blackburn.
Aaron Ramsdale bounced back after being controversially benched by Mikel Arteta to lead Arsenal to a 1-0 victory against Brentford. Ramsdale was the difference in the game.
The game was decided by a goal scored by Reiss Nelson in the eighth minute despite a sustained offensive effort by Brentford after the intermission.
In each of the last three matches, Arteta has chosen to start David Raya rather than Ramsdale in goal.
But the England international was necessary for the Gunners to advance because he made a fantastic save to prevent Yoane Wissa from scoring an equaliser for the opposition.
Following the Hammers’ 1-0 victory against third-tier Lincoln, Arsenal will have to travel to West Ham in order to advance to the next round.
After just three minutes of play, Liverpool found themselves behind leaders Leicester in the Championship. However, the Reds battled back to win 3-1.
The Foxes got off to a strong start thanks to Kasey McAteer, who finished off a lightning-fast counterattack.
The team coached by Jurgen Klopp lay siege to the goal of the visitors, but they were forced to wait until after the interval to equalise the score.
The Netherlands provided the equaliser when Ryan Gravenberch provided the assist for Cody Gakpo to score in the top right corner.
Dominik Szoboszlai’s spectacular goal proved to be the game-winner after Klopp had already looked to his substitutes in an effort to find a victor.
Twenty minutes remained on the clock when the Hungarian captain took aim from beyond the penalty area and hammered the ball into the upper corner of the goal.
“Dom was a surprise with how fast he has fitted in, it was pretty much from the first minute,” remarked Klopp in reference to Szoboszlai’s quick start to his career with Liverpool.
“Player of the highest calibre who has a great deal of talent. He is incessantly going.
The score remained tied after that thanks to a backheel goal scored by Diogo Jota off the far post.
In the fourth round, Klopp’s squad will be travelling to Bournemouth.
Everton extended their winning streak in the Premier League to three games with a stunning 2-1 triumph against Aston Villa on Sunday. Their last win came on Saturday against Brentford.
James Garner and Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored goals to assist Sean Dyche’s team get their vengeance after losing 4-0 when they played at Villa Park in the league a month ago. The Toffees were beaten there in the match.