Carabao Cup: Leicester City knock out Liverpool

Carabao Cup: Leicester City knock out Liverpool

Liverpool have been knocked out of the Carabao Cup after they were beaten 2-0 by Leicester City at the King Power stadium.
Two second half goals from Shinji Okazaki and Islam Slimani earned the Foxes a place in the fourth round of the competition.

Manager Jurgen Klopp made eight changes to the side that drew with Burnley at the weekend, with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Phillipe Coutinho starting, but despite dominating the game, they failed to break down Leicester as the first half ended goalless.

Jurgen Klopp unimpressed with his defenders.

After the break, Coutinho was replaced by Woodburn, but the Reds’ dominance started to wane and five minutes after the hour mark, the home side found the breakthrough via Okazaki, who scored to put the Foxes 1-0 up.

Leicester doubled their lead thirteen minutes later, as a Slimani stunner sealed the win and Leicester’s progression to the fourth round for the first time since 2015.

Meanwhile, for Klopp and his Liverpool side, they have now gone four games without a win, and meet Leicester again in a matter of days as both teams lock horns at the weekend but this time in the Premier League at the same venue.

Elsewhere, West Ham also moved to the fourth after they defeated Bolton 3-0 at the Olympic stadium, with the goals coming from Angelo Ogbonna, Diafra Sakho and Arthur Masuaku.

There were also wins for Middlesbrough and Norwich City, who defeated Aston Villa and Brentford 0-2 and 1-3 respectively away from home.
Stoke City were shocked by championship side, Bristol City, who knocked the Potters out of the third round following a 2-0 win.

Bournemouth needed extra time to overcome Brighton 1-0 at the Vitality stadium. While the game between Burnley and Leeds United was decided on penalties, after the match ended in an entertaining 2-2 draw. The Clarets progressed to the fourth round after prevailing 5-3.

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