Manchester Metropolis named six of their World Cup gamers of their beginning line-up as they returned to motion in opposition to Liverpool within the Carabao Cup. And the big-name XI did the trick as they beat the holders 3-2 in one more basic encounter between the 2 rivals.
Manuel Akanji, Aymeric Laporte, Nathan Ake, Rodri, Kevin De Bruyne and Ilkay Gundogan all featured within the last-16 tie on the Etihad Stadium. Riyad Mahrez and Erling Haaland – their two high-profile gamers who weren’t concerned in Qatar – have been additionally included whereas Kyle Walker, John Stones, Joao Cancelo, Jack Grealish, Bernardo Silva and Phil Foden have been on the bench.
It was Dutch defender Ake – who performed for the Netherlands in Qatar – who headed house the winner for Pep Guardiola’s aspect in a pulsating conflict that entertained from the primary minute. Earlier, Haaland had put the hosts 1-0 up after good work from De Bruyne. That strike was cancelled out by a superb, composed end from Fabio Carvalho. Regardless of a bunch of possibilities for each aspect it stayed 1-1 till the break, then Mahrez put Metropolis forward seconds after half-time earlier than, virtually instantly, Mo Salah bought Liverpool again on degree phrases.