Leicester City vs. Manchester City (Carabao Cup)


― Reuters picLONDON, Dec 19 ― Claude Puel says he has unfinished business in the League Cup ahead of Leicester's quarter-final clash with Manchester City after a painful defeat in last season's final as Southampton boss. The Hammers are in excellent form having picked up seven points from their last three Premier League fixtures, which is no mean feat when you consider that two of their opponents were Chelsea and Arsenal.

Man City continue on their quest of winning the unprecedented quadruple as they turn their attention to the League Cup tonight. Only Gabriel Jesus and Ilkay Gundogan retain their places, while starts are handed to the likes of skipper Yaya Toure, goalkeeper Claudio Bravo, Phil Foden, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Tosin Adarabioyo and Brahim Diaz.

Ben Chilwell had the first half-chance of the second period after meeting a high ball on the edge of the Man City box, but the Leicester defender saw his header just miss the crossbar.

Vardy headed a Mahrez cross wide of the post in the 80th minute before Bravo just about managed to hang onto a Mahrez delivery moments later as Leicester pushed for the goal that would have forced extra-time.

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However, Jamie Vardy slotted home a controversial late penalty to take the teams to extra-time after Kyle Walker was adjudged to have brought down Demerai Gray in the box.

"I think with the support of our fans we can make a fortress of the King Power Stadium". However, what better way to respond than with a shock win over all-conquering Man City.

The other quarter-final tie today sees Arsenal taking on West Ham.

Neither side could find a victor in extra-time and City ran out winners on penalties (4-3) after Vardy's effort struck a post.