17 Oct 2021


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England international Phil Foden scored his first goal of the season during the Carabao Cup third round encounter with Wycombe Wanderers at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday night. The England midfielder scored one of the goals as Manchester City thrashed League One side Wycombe Wanderers 6-1 at home to start the defence of their Carabao Cup title in style.

Wycombe Wanderers were relegated from the English Championship last season and they gave a good account of themselves especially in the first half of their Carabao Cup third round clash with the Premier League champions who also doubles as the Carabao Cup champions. Manchester City have won the last four editions of the CarabaoCup and they have emergedCarabao Cup champions in six of the last eight seasons.

Spanish international AymericLaporte scored the only goal of the game as Manchester City beat North London club Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 in the final of the competition last season.
Brandon Hanlanscored the opening goal of the game midway into the first half to give Wycombe a shock lead over Manchester City away from home. The lead lasted for seven minutes after Kevin De Bruyne levelled proceedings for the defending champions.
Algerian international RiyadMahrez scored two goals during the game. The first of his brace came with two minutes left to play in the first half and the goal gave his team the lead for the first time in the game. England player Foden scored a third Manchester City goal in added time of first half as the holders took a 3-1 lead at the half-time break.
Manchester City took the game away from Wycombe Wanderers completely with three second half goals. Ferran Torres scored the first of the three goals on 71 minutes before the aforementioned Mahrez scored his second goal of the game with seven minutes left to play. Manchester City youngster Cole Palmer came off the bench for Ferran Torres and he added a sixth goal for the Citizens on 88 minutes thereby wrapping up a big win for the defending champions.