Holders Man City thrash Wycombe after early scare

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Manchester City are unbeaten in the Carabao Cup since October 2016

Riyad Mahrez scored twice as holders Manchester City came from behind to thrash League One Wycombe and reach the 16 of the Carabao Cup.

The visitors took a shock lead through Brandon Hanlan, but Kevin de Bruyne levelled seven minutes later.

Mahrez claimed his double either side of half-time, with Phil Foden and Ferran Torres also beating veteran goalkeeper David Stockdale.

Substitute Cole Palmer, 19, added the sixth with his first goal for the club.

It was a successful night for City’s youngsters, with Pep Guardiola handing senior debuts to academy graduates Conrad Egan-Riley, Luke Mbete, Finley Burns, Josh Wilson-Esbrand and Romeo Lavia.

Defender Wilson-Esbrand was particularly impressive, with his excellent control and cut-back assisting Mahrez for City’s second strike.

More to follow.

Line-ups

Man City

Formation 4-3-3

  • 13Steffen
  • 56Egan-Riley
  • 94Burns
  • 79Mbete
  • 97Wilson-EsbrandSubstituted forMcateeat 72′minutes
  • 17De Bruyne
  • 90LaviaBooked at 40mins
  • 47Foden
  • 26Mahrez
  • 21TorresSubstituted forPalmerat 72′minutes
  • 7Sterling

Substitutes

  • 3Rúben Dias
  • 9Gabriel Jesus
  • 20Bernardo Silva
  • 27Cancelo
  • 33Carson
  • 80Palmer
  • 87Mcatee

Wycombe

Formation 3-1-4-2

  • 13Stockdale
  • 5Stewart
  • 6Tafazolli
  • 3Jacobson
  • 4GapeSubstituted forScowenat 75′minutes
  • 26McCarthy
  • 7Wheeler
  • 16KaikaiSubstituted forHorganat 68′minutes
  • 23Obita
  • 20AkinfenwaSubstituted forVokesat 65′minutes
  • 18Hanlan

Substitutes

  • 2Grimmer
  • 8Thompson
  • 9Vokes
  • 12McCleary
  • 17Horgan
  • 28Scowen
  • 31Przybek

Referee:
Robert Jones

Match Stats

Live Text

  1. Match ends, Manchester City 6, Wycombe Wanderers 1.

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  2. Second Half ends, Manchester City 6, Wycombe Wanderers 1.

  3. Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Zack Steffen.

  4. Attempt saved. Sam Vokes (Wycombe Wanderers) header from very close range is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Joe Jacobson with a cross.

  5. Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Luke Mbete.

  6. Attempt saved. Cole Palmer (Manchester City) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  7. Attempt missed. Sam Vokes (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Jordan Obita with a cross.

  8. Attempt missed. Brandon Hanlan (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right misses to the left. Assisted by Sam Vokes with a headed pass.

  9. Goal! Manchester City 6, Wycombe Wanderers 1. Cole Palmer (Manchester City) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Luke Mbete following a fast break.

  10. Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Josh Scowen.

  11. Attempt blocked. James Mcatee (Manchester City) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

  12. Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Anthony Stewart.

  13. Goal! Manchester City 5, Wycombe Wanderers 1. Riyad Mahrez (Manchester City) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Raheem Sterling.

  14. Attempt blocked. Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Riyad Mahrez.

  15. Offside, Manchester City. Phil Foden tries a through ball, but Raheem Sterling is caught offside.

  16. Foul by Raheem Sterling (Manchester City).

  17. Anthony Stewart (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Josh Scowen replaces Dominic Gape because of an injury.

  19. Attempt missed. Cole Palmer (Manchester City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Conrad Egan-Riley.

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