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Carabao Cup, Manchester City and Liverpool take victories: records broken


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Sep 22, 2021, 10:33 AM

Manchester City tamed League One side Wycombe 6-1

Manchester City’s Carabao Cup defenders beat League One’s Wycombe 6-1 in the third round of the domestic tournament.

City, who started the game with five academy players, saw their established attacking stars go wild after falling early.

Meanwhile, Liverpool beat Norwich City 3-0 to qualify as well.

Here we present the key records that were broken.

City dazzle against Wycombe

City dazzle against Wycombe

Wycombe took a superb lead thanks to Brandon Hanlan, but Kevin De Bruyne equalized seven minutes later.

Royad Mahrez scored a brace on either side of the half, with Phil Foden and Ferran Torres also finding the net, beating veteran goalkeeper David Stockdale.

Cole Palmer, 19, who came on as a substitute, added the sixth with his first goal for the club.

Notable numbers for Man City players

De Bruyne now has 10 Carabao Cup goals. The five-time winner reached the mark in 2 games.

Mahrez had a great game, scoring a brace and providing an assist.

According to Squawka Football, he created seven chances, made five shots and had 93% passing accuracy.

Ferran Torres has scored his third goal this season for Man City in seven appearances.

Liverpool beats Norwich City 3-0

Liverpool beats Norwich City 3-0

Takumi Minamino scored a brace as Liverpool beat compatriot Norwich City at Carrow Road to reach the fourth round.

Minamino produced a tight turn and finished after Divock Origi’s knockdown to help Liverpool take the lead quickly.

Caoimhin Kelleher then refused the equalizer at Norwich before half-time, saving the penalty from Christos Tzolis.

Origi managed Konstantinos Tsimikas’ cross five minutes after the break before Minamino scored.

Feats achieved by Chamberlain and Minamino

Feats achieved by Chamberlain and Minamino

Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has scored a goal for the first time since the 7-0 win over Crystal Palace in December 2020.

Minamino is now the first player to score each of his first six competitive goals for the Reds away from Anfield.

Carabao Cup: a look at the results

Carabao Cup: a look at the results

Brentford 7-0 Oldham Athletic

Burnley 4-1 Rochdale

Fulham 0-0 Leeds United (Leeds win 6-5 on penalties)

Man City 6-1 Wycombe

Norwich 0-3 Liverpool

Preston 4-1 Cheltenham

QPR 2-2 Everton (QPR wins 8-7 via penalties)

Sheffield United 2-2 Southampton (Southampton win 4-2 on penalties)

Watford 1-3 Stoke City

Wigan 0-2 Sunderland

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