Tuesday 19th December News Roundup- EFL Cup, Lanzini

Hello and welcome to a News Roundup on my website! Enjoy!


EFL Cup Quarter Finals

Manchester City and Arsenal progressed into the semi finals of the EFL Cup after defeating Leicester City and West Ham United respectively. The final two quarter finals take place tonight and involve Man United and Chelsea. Man City went ahead in the 26th minute through Bernardo Silva’s poked finish, but in the 6th minute of 8 added on at the end of the 90 Kyle Walker was incorrectly adjudged to have tripped Demarai Gray and Jamie Vardy dispatched the penalty to send it to extra time. It then went to penalties, and after the first seven takers all scored, Vardy and Riyad Mahrez both missed to give City the victory. Six Man City teenagers played the game, as Tosin Adarabioyo, Phil Foden, Brahim Diaz and Oleksander Zinchenko all started and debuts were given to Tom Dele-Boshiru and Lukas Nmecha, the latter of whom scored a penalty in the shoot out. In the Arsenal game, Danny Welbeck scored a tap in after his header from a Mathieu Debuchy cross was saved. Olivier Giroud went off injured to throw some misery on Arsene Wenger.

Lanzini Banned For Diving

West Ham United midfielder Manuel Lanzini has been banned for two matches after ‘successfully’ tricking the referee into believing he had been fouled. The incident happened at 0-0 in West Ham’s 3-0 win at Stoke when Lanzini definitely dived after Erik Pieters pulled out of a lunge to get the ball. Mark Noble scored the penalty and it was the pivotal goal in the match, so his dive probably won them the match. The Argentine missed last night’s EFL Cup game and will be suspended for the final game next Saturday’s Premier League clash with Newcastle.

2 thoughts on “Tuesday 19th December News Roundup- EFL Cup, Lanzini

  1. I think from memory we both picked the dive from Lanzini on Saturday!

    I am very much hoping for a series of blogs on your world top 50 players for 2017, maybe broken down 41-50, 31-40 etc

    I have to say Messi wins every day of the week for me … and I reckon de Bruyne now is either no 2 or 3. Defo better than Neymar, better than Ronnie? And where do you put David Silva – and should Sergio be higher than Kane (I know Harry scores more but I still think I’d prefer Sergio in my team).

    And where does Pogba fit in?


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