Manchester City, Arsenal record contrasting wins

October 25, 2017
Manchester City's Sergio Aguero scores the winning penalty during their English League Cup match against Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England, yesterday.

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.

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