Chaos as Rodri and Fabinho collide during fiery Man City vs Liverpool
- The Carabao Cup clash between holders Liverpool and Manchester City threatened to wreak havoc in the latter stages
- The modern English Premier League rivalry as City dumped Liverpool 3-2
- An argument between Rodri and Fabinho was quickly resolved after a few words and pushing and shoving
Premier League fans were treated at the box office as Manchester City beat Liverpool in the Carabao Cup just days after the World Cup final.
The two giants clashed at the Etihad Stadium with the hosts knocking out the defending champions to secure progression to the next round.
The game was characterized by temper tantrums with both sets of players almost coming to blows. With Manchester City leading 3-2 in the 77th minute, Rodri was hacked down by Fabinho.
Rodri responded by pushing Fabinho before captain Ilkay Gundogan stormed in and pushed Fabinho to the ground.
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As Daily Star reports, it threatened to devolve into a full-fledged melee, but the players quickly regained their composure as both Rodri and Fabinho went into the book.
How it happened
Sports Brief had earlier reported that Nathan Ake’s header proved decisive as Manchester City knocked holders Liverpool out of the League Cup in a dramatic 3-2 win at the Etihad Stadium on Thursday.
This round of 16 marked the return of two of English football’s heavyweights to competition after the World Cup break, and their final meeting was a high-octane affair.
Premier League champions City twice led through Erling Haaland and Riyad Mahrez, only for Liverpool to waste little time leveling the tie thanks to goals from Fabio Carvalho and Mohamed Salah.
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Erling Haaland is coming back
Erling Haaland picked up where he left off before the World Cup break with a beautiful goal against Liverpool Haaland, who rested through the World Cup break with Norway not having qualified, proved to be the freshest in the match.
He skipped past Liverpool defender Joe Gomez to open the scoring in under ten minutes of the Carabao Cup
City will now play Southampton in the quarter-finals as they try to reclaim a trophy they lost to Liverpool last season.
Source: Sports Brief News