Man City Sink Leicester Via Penalties
English League Cup Report: Leicester City v Manchester City 19 December 2017
English League Cup
Result: Leicester City 1-1 Manchester City (Man City won 4-3 on penalties)
Date: 19 December 2017
Venue: King Power Stadium
Manchester City progressed to the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup after beating Leicester City 4-3 on penalties at the King Power Stadium.
Pep Guardiola's charges enjoyed more possession in the early exchanges of the match while the Foxes kept their shape at the back.
Bernardo Silva had the first real opportunity of the game in the 14th minute as he evaded Christian Fuchs inside the box and hit a low shot that was saved by goalkeeper Ben Hamer.
Silva opened the scoring in the 27th minute with a close range finish after some good work by İlkay Gundogan, 0-1.
The Citizens were back under control of the match after 40 minutes playing with more confidence.
Claude Puel's troops did not sit back in the last five minutes as former player Kelechi Iheanacho kept the visitors' defence on their toes, but the first half ended with Guardiola's boys leading 1-0.
Five minutes into the second half, Aleksandar Dragovic slipped at a critical moment as the last man of defence and almost let Man City in but he recovered in time to deny the visitors.
Jamie Vardy was introduced in the game after an hour as he replaced Iheanacho while Riyad Mahrez came on for Marc Albrighton.
Gabriel Jesus could have extended the visitors' lead in the 75th minute with a glancing header but his effort sailed inches wide.
Mahrez almost equalised five minutes before time with a great shot inside the box but Claudio Bravo made a good reflex save.
The Foxes were awarded a penalty in the sixth minute of stoppage time after Demarai Gray was fouled inside the box. Vardy stepped up and scored from 12-yards, 1-1 and the match went into extra-time.
Kyle Walker made a galloping run in the seventh minute of extra-time and delivered a decent cross into the area that found Jesus but Hamer got behind the Brazilian's header.
The remaining stage of extra time failed to produce any goals and the match was decided by a penalty shoot-out, where the visitors held their nerve to claim the win.