MANCHESTER CITY’S dominance of the Carabao Cup has been broken after they were dumped out the competition on penalties by West Ham.
Both sides made a raft of changes, with Pep Guardiola making nine from the 4-1 win over Brighton.
Despite that, Kevin de Bruyne and Raheem Sterling were recalled for the tie while West Ham also made eight themselves.
The Hammers were looking for a Manchester double in the competition after Manuel Lanzini dumped out United in the last round
And after a goalless 90 minutes at the London Stadium they had their chance courtesy of penalties.
Captain Mark Noble stepped up first and converted for the hosts and that was followed by Phil Foden firing his wide.
Jarred Bowen doubled the advantage only for Joao Cancelo to make no mistake for City.
Hammers defender Craig Dawson blasted home to make it three from three for the hosts to pile pressure on Gabriel Jesus – but the Brazilian coolly stroked it over the line.
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Full-back Aaron Cresswell was next and he sent the keeper the wrong to leave Jack Grealish with no room for error.
The £100m man kept it alive – but Said Benrahma scored to dump the holders out.
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