Manchester City, Arsenal record contrasting wins
Claudio Bravo made crucial saves in normal time and in the penalty shoot-out as Manchester City ousted Wolverhampton Wanderers in the last 16 of the English League Cup yesterday, while Arsenal advanced thanks to a double from an unheralded teenager.
City won the shoot-out 4-1 - with Sergio Aguero deftly chipping the clinching penalty high into the net - after Bravo made flying saves from Wolves' second and third kicks. Earlier, the Chile goalkeeper came to City's rescue in repelling a series of shots from counter-attacks by the second-tier visitors in a grueling encounter at Etihad Stadium that was 0-0 after extra time.
Arsenal were also taken to extra time by a League Championship team, but only after Eddie Nketiah scored an 85th-minute equaliser against Norwich just 15 seconds after entering as a substitute. The 18-year-old Nketiah then grabbed the winner in the 96th minute as Arsenal edged through 2-1 at home.
Cup holders Manchester United were much more comfortable in beating Swansea 2-0 away, thanks to two goals by Jesse Lingard, while there were wins for fellow Premier League teams Leicester and Bournemouth.
Crystal Palace came unstuck, however, with the Premier League's last-place team losing 4-1 at second-tier Bristol City.