CommentaryReporting by @mancity



Another successful night at the Etihad Stadium draws to a close.

Goals from Riyad Mahrez and Julian Alvarez mean we're in the last 16 of the Carabao Cup, and we'll find out our opponents tomorrow evening.

We'll have more reaction from Pep Guardiola and Kalvin Phillips shortly. A full-match replay will be available for CITY+ subscribers and on our official Recast channel at midnight.

Highlights will then be live at 01:00 for your viewing pleasure.

Thanks for joining me this evening. Until the next time...


Pep Guardiola's reaction 🗣

Knowing the opponent and the quality they have [I am happy]. We can be better, we can be worse but the team was who we are. I am more than pleased and happy for the quality of all of them. Where we suffer was because they are so good. Happy to be in the next round. 

Kalvin made a good 40 minutes. It's been a long time since he last played and played with incredible personality. He has to get some things but in the second half of the season we will need him. Jack was magnificent. He played really good.


A brilliant performance from this man tonight 🧙‍♂️


Who could we face in the next round?

Leicester City

Blackburn Rovers

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Nottingham Forest

Manchester United or Aston Villa

AFC Bournemouth



Lincoln City

Charlton Athletic

Milton Keynes Dons

Newcastle United


Brighton and Hove Albion



How good was he tonight?!


Tonight's formation


Kalvin Phillips talking to Sky Sports 🗣

"It was an amazing feeling [to come back]. There’s been doubt with my shoulder and injury. Glad to be back out there and playing with the lads.

"Without playing football for a while its going to be nerve wracking - it felt good and it made it easier with the two goals going in straight away."