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EFL Cup: Man City into Q’final after beating Liverpool in five-goal thriller



Manchester City have reached the quarterfinals of the EFL Cup after overcoming Liverpool in a five-goal thriller at the Etihad Stadium on Thursday night.

The Pep Guardiola side sealed a 3-2 win over the defending champions to advance to the last eight of the competition.

The fourth-round tie saw the host lead on three separate occasions, with Nathan Ake heading in Kevin de Bruyne’s cross for the winner.

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Erling Haaland’s early goal for City was cancelled out by Fabio Carvalho’s equalizer.

Riyad Mahrez then restored the hosts’ lead less than a minute into the second period but Mohamed Salah quickly responded for Liverpool to make it 2-2.

It was Ake’s winner that sealed the day as Man City join Manchester United, Charlton Athletic, Leicester City, Newcastle United, Nottingham Forest, Southampton and Wolves in the next round.

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