(EFE) .- Manchester City will not be able to defend the title of champion of the League Cup that they won last year, after being dropped this Wednesday from the competition against West Ham in the round of 16, in a tie that will be it resolved in favor of the Londoners in the penalty shoot-out, after ending the ninety regulation minutes with a draw (0-0).
Neither the greater possession of the ball, nor the greater number of shots between the three sticks prevented those of the Spanish Pep Guardiola, winners of the last four editions of the League Cup, from gambling their continuity in the tournament from the penalty spot .
A luck in which West Ham was more successful, who did not miss the failure of Phil Foden, who sent his shot away, to win 5-3 and secure a passage to the quarterfinals.
A round in which Liverpool will also be, after beating Preston, the English Second Division team, 2-0, with goals from the Japanese Takumin Minamino and the Belgian Divock Origi, in the second half.
Not even the new eleven that the German coach Jürgen Klopp lined up, who made ten changes in relation to the team that beat Manchester United 0-5 last Sunday, prevented the classification of Liverpool, which has not won the League Cup since the year 2012.
Tottenha, finalist last year, who made up for the losses each last week against Vitesse (1-0), in the Conference League, and West Ham (1-0), will also be in the quarterfinals. the English championship, after defeating Burnley 1-0 on Wednesday with a lone goal from Brazilian Lucas Moura in the 68th minute.
A classification that Leicester achieved in the penalty shootout, after beating Brighton 4-2 from eleven meters, in a clash that ended in a draw (2-2) after regulation time.
For their part, Brentford sealed their classification for the quarterfinals, after winning 1-2 on their visit to Stoke, a Second Division team, in a match in which the Spanish Sergi Canós opened the scoring for the visitors after 22 minutes of play.