Newcastle knock Manchester City out of League Cup

Alexander Isak has scored a second-half winner as last season’s finalists Newcastle United dumped eight-time winners Manchester City out of the League Cup in a third round clash in front of a crowd of 51,692 at St James’ Park.

The Premier League champions dominated possession in the first half but Newcastle soaked up the pressure and came out fighting after the breakon Wednesday night. Sweden international Isak fired in at the far post off a cross from Joelinton in the 53rd for the 1-0 victory.

It was the Magpies first win over City in any competition in 11 attempts.

High-flying Brighton & Hove Albion also went out, beaten 1-0 at struggling Chelsea, while Aston Villa and Brentford both lost at home to their top flight opponents.

Everton reversed a 4-0 loss in the Premier League last month to take a 2-1 win at Villa Park, while the Gunners won another London derby 1-0 thanks to Reiss Nelson’s goal in the eighth minute.

Nine-time winners Liverpool beat Leicester City 3-1 at Anfield after a side stripped of their familiar stars went a goal down to the second-tier leaders with just three minutes gone.

It would be Leicester’s only shot on target as the Reds rallied with 29 goal attempts, 10 of them on target.

Cody Gakpo scored in the 48th minute to cancel out Kasey McAteer’s opener and Dominik Szoboszlai fired home a thunderous drive to make it 2-1 in the 70th, five minutes after coming on, and Diogo Jota grabbed the third in the 89th.

Out-of-favour Socceroos defender Harry Souttar played a full game for the beaten Foxes for his first minutes of the season.

Elsewhere, Fulham won 2-1 at home to second-tier Norwich City while Premier League Bournemouth beat Championship side Stoke City 2-0 with two second-half goals in three minutes from substitutes Dominic Solanke and Joe Rothwell.

West Ham United won 1-0 at League One Lincoln City and Blackburn Rovers thrashed Championship rivals Cardiff City 5-2 in the highest scoring match of the night.

With AP.

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