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Manchester City dump Chelsea out of Carabao Cup

By Vincent Ashitey
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Riyad Mahrez and Julian Alvarez were both on target as Manchester City beat Chelsea 2-0 to book a place in round four of the League Cup.

Both sides played with attacking intent in a lively, but goalless, first half with Alvarez and Jack Grealish going close for the hosts, while Christian Pulisic and debutant Lewis Hall almost netted for Chelsea.

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Pep Guardiola’s men upped the ante following the interval and a two-goal blast in five minutes secured the victory.

First Mahrez curved a fine free-kick through a poor Chelsea wall before the Algerian’s saved shot was tucked home by Alvarez.

Next up, Man City host Brentford in the Premier League on Saturday. Chelsea visit Newcastle.