Manchester City 2-4 Aston Villa (aet)
Manchester City suffered a shock Capital One Cup third round extra-time defeat by Aston Villa.
Mario Balotelli drove in a shot to put the home side in front before Gareth Barry turned an Andreas Weimann cross into his own net for Villa's equaliser.
Aleksandar Kolarov's free-kick put City back ahead but Gabriel Agbonlahor swept in a shot as Villa levelled again.
In extra-time, Charles N'Zogbia slotted in after a parried shot by Agbonlahor, whose deflected strike sealed the win.
The League Cup may not have been high up on City manager Roberto Mancini's list of priorities this season but the defeat and the manner of it will be a concern.
His side have already conceded 14 goals in seven games this season as City struggle to recapture the defensive qualities which helped them win the Premier League last season.
Villa's win follows a 4-1 league defeat by Southampton on Saturday and will give their manager Paul Lambert plenty of encouragement.
City made 10 changes to their team which drew 1-1 with Arsenal on Sunday, although it was going to be 11 before centre-back Joleon Lescott replaced injured Jack Rodwell late on.
The alteration appeared to unsettle the home side as they made a sluggish start, while Villa were showing plenty of promise and purpose.
Weimann had a shot deflected wide and Christian Benteke blazed an effort over before the visitors lost their concentration and were clinically punished by City.
City midfielder James Milner, playing against his former club, found an unmarked Balotelli and he took a touch before driving in a shot for his sixth goal in four games against Villa.
The home side came out with more urgency after the break but, like the opener, the second goal came against the run of play as Villa equalised.
Weimann delivered a cross into the City area which was palmed out by keeper Costel Pantilimon and deflected off Barry for an own goal.
City regained the lead through a superb Kolarov free-kick and appeared set to surge on to victory, with Carlos Tevez firing a free-kick on to the top of Villa crossbar.
But the visitors refused to be beaten as they showed fighting spirit and character, which was matched by Lambert on the touchline as he was involved in a confrontation with Mancini following a tackle on the pitch involving Barry and Villa's Joe Bennett.
And it was Agbonlahor who forced extra-time when he used his pace to surge into the area before rifling home.
In the extra 30 minutes, City failed to find the guile to break down a resolute Villa side and the visitors capitalised on the counter-attack to knock City out.
Pantilimon could only parry Agbonlahor's shot and N'Zogbia rolled in the rebound.
Agbonlahor then scored with a deflected strike, his brace being his first goals since January, to complete the fightback.
- 30 Pantilimon
- 06 Lescott (Dzeko - 74' )
- 13 Kolarov Booked
- 28 K Toure Booked
- 33 Nastasic
- 07 Milner
- 18 Barry
- 62 Razak Booked (Helan - 106' )
- 32 Tevez Booked
- 36 Suarez (Sinclair - 62' )
- 45 Balotelli
- 29 Wright
- 05 Zabaleta
- 11 Sinclair
- 61 Helan
- 70 Evans
- 10 Dzeko
- 49 Scapuzzi
- 01 Given
- 04 Vlaar Booked
- 06 Clark
- 27 Bennett (Lichaj - 86' )
- 34 Lowton
- 08 El Ahmadi (Herd - 72' )
- 10 N'Zogbia Booked
- 16 Delph Booked
- 11 Agbonlahor
- 20 Benteke
- 26 Weimann (Albrighton - 66' Booked )
- 22 Guzan
- 30 Lichaj
- 32 Baker
- 12 Albrighton
- 25 Bannan
- 31 Herd
- 09 Bent
Live Text Commentary
Extra time ends and the game is over.117:51
Charles N'Zogbia restarts play with the free kick. Short corner taken by Christian Benteke.117:51 Booking
Booking The referee books Aleksandar Kolarov for unsporting behaviour.117:38
Free kick awarded for a foul by Aleksandar Kolarov on Charles N'Zogbia.116:29
Edin Dzeko takes a shot. Blocked by Ron Vlaar. Carlos Tevez takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Ron Vlaar. Corner taken right-footed by Mario Balotelli, Christian Benteke makes a clearance.115:35
Corner from the right by-line taken by Carlos Tevez, clearance by Christian Benteke.113:48
Aleksandar Kolarov takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Chris Herd manages to make a clearance. Shot by James Milner from just outside the area goes over the net.112:19
Marc Albrighton provided the assist for the goal.112:19 Goal scored
Goal! - Gabriel Agbonlahor - Man City 2 - 4 A Villa Goal scored by Gabriel Agbonlahor from inside the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Man City 2-4 Aston Villa.109:29
Aleksandar Kolarov takes a shot.107:14
Fabian Delph restarts play with the free kick.107:14 Booking
Booking The referee books Kolo Toure for unsporting behaviour.107:10
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Charles N'Zogbia by Kolo Toure.105:01
The referee blows to start the second half of extra time.105:01 Substitution
Substitution Jeremy Helan is brought on as a substitute for Abdul Razak.104:39
Carlos Tevez decides to take a short corner. Gareth Barry produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.104:01
Mario Balotelli takes a shot. Fabian Delph gets a block in.102:51
Matthew Lowton fouled by Edin Dzeko, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Charles N'Zogbia.101:59
Charles N'Zogbia restarts play with the free kick.101:59 Booking
Booking Charles N'Zogbia receives a caution for time wasting.
Aleksandar Kolarov challenges Marc Albrighton unfairly and gives away a free kick.99:38
Abdul Razak fouled by Charles N'Zogbia, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by James Milner.97:04
Corner taken left-footed by Aleksandar Kolarov from the right by-line to the near post, Mario Balotelli produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the crossbar.95:14
Gabriel Agbonlahor takes a shot. Save made by Costel Pantilimon.95:05 Goal scored
Goal! - Charles N'Zogbia - Man City 2 - 3 A Villa Charles N'Zogbia fires in a goal from close range low into the middle of the goal. Man City 2-3 Aston Villa.94:24
Effort from deep inside the area by Carlos Tevez misses to the right of the goal.90:44
Scott Sinclair takes a shot. Save made by Shay Given.90:00 +5:23
Normal time is of over and the game goes into extra time.90:00 +4:21
Ciaran Clark takes the direct free kick.90:00 +4:21 Booking
Booking Abdul Razak booked for unsporting behaviour.90:00 +4:16
Foul by Abdul Razak on Fabian Delph, free kick awarded.90:00 +2:27
Gareth Barry concedes a free kick for a foul on Marc Albrighton. Shay Given restarts play with the free kick.90:00 +1:17
Foul by Fabian Delph on Abdul Razak, free kick awarded. Matija Nastasic restarts play with the free kick.90:00
Unfair challenge on Fabian Delph by Abdul Razak results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Fabian Delph.87:21
Strike on goal comes in from Carlos Tevez from the free kick,87:21 Booking
Booking Marc Albrighton goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.87:13
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Edin Dzeko by Marc Albrighton.85:09
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Carlos Tevez from the left by-line.85:09 Substitution
Substitution Eric Lichaj replaces Joe Bennett.85:09
Mario Balotelli takes a shot. Save made by Shay Given.84:51
The ball is swung over by Marc Albrighton, save by Costel Pantilimon.82:25
Unfair challenge on Gareth Barry by Joe Bennett results in a free kick. Kolo Toure takes the direct free kick.81:32
Shot on goal by Carlos Tevez from long range goes harmlessly over the target.81:10
Charles N'Zogbia gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Carlos Tevez. Direct free kick taken by Gareth Barry.78:24
Free kick awarded for a foul by Carlos Tevez on Fabian Delph. Shay Given takes the direct free kick.77:22
Shot from just outside the area by Chris Herd misses to the left of the target.76:11
Gabriel Agbonlahor concedes a free kick for a foul on Mario Balotelli. Direct free kick taken by Gareth Barry. Shot from just outside the area by Abdul Razak misses to the right of the target.74:34
Kolo Toure fouled by Christian Benteke, the ref awards a free kick. Matija Nastasic restarts play with the free kick.73:20 Substitution
Substitution (Man City) makes a substitution, with Edin Dzeko coming on for Joleon Lescott.72:36
Charles N'Zogbia takes a shot. Costel Pantilimon makes a save.71:39
Kolo Toure manages to make a clearance.71:39 Substitution
Substitution (Aston Villa) makes a substitution, with Chris Herd coming on for Karim El Ahmadi.71:39
Outswinging corner taken by Charles N'Zogbia from the left by-line played to the near post,70:30
Gabriel Agbonlahor concedes a free kick for a foul on Matija Nastasic. Costel Pantilimon restarts play with the free kick.69:25
Assist by Christian Benteke.69:25 Goal scored
Goal! - Gabriel Agbonlahor - Man City 2 - 2 A Villa Gabriel Agbonlahor gets on the score sheet with a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Man City 2-2 Aston Villa.69:00
Fabian Delph fouled by Mario Balotelli, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Matthew Lowton.68:26
A cross is delivered by Marc Albrighton, Joleon Lescott makes a clearance.67:52
Gareth Barry challenges Marc Albrighton unfairly and gives away a free kick. Karim El Ahmadi restarts play with the free kick.66:38
Karim El Ahmadi challenges Carlos Tevez unfairly and gives away a free kick. Carlos Tevez takes the free kick.65:22 Substitution
Substitution Marc Albrighton replaces Andreas Weimann.63:16 Goal scored
Goal! - Aleksandar Kolarov - Man City 2 - 1 A Villa Aleksandar Kolarov grabs a goal direct from the free kick from just outside the box to the top right corner of the goal. Man City 2-1 Aston Villa.62:10 Booking
Booking Caution for Ron Vlaar.61:57
Ron Vlaar gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mario Balotelli.60:19 Substitution
Substitution Scott Sinclair replaces Denis Suarez.60:19
Carlos Tevez takes a shot. Blocked by Fabian Delph. Gareth Barry takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Gabriel Agbonlahor. Aleksandar Kolarov takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Joleon Lescott goes harmlessly over the crossbar.59:30
Mario Balotelli takes a shot. Save made by Shay Given.58:21 Goal scored
Goal! - Gareth Barry - Man City 1 - 1 A Villa Gareth Barry concedes an unfortunate own goal. Man City 1-1 Aston Villa.58:00
Andreas Weimann delivers the ball.52:21
The referee blows for offside against Matthew Lowton. Indirect free kick taken by Aleksandar Kolarov.49:56
Aleksandar Kolarov takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Gabriel Agbonlahor.48:38
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Denis Suarez played to the near post, Ron Vlaar manages to make a clearance.47:26
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gabriel Agbonlahor by James Milner. Fabian Delph takes the direct free kick.45:01
The referee gets the second half underway.45:00 +1:31 Half time
Half Time The ref blows to end the first period.45:00 +0:41
Aleksandar Kolarov takes the direct free kick.45:00 +0:41 Booking
Booking Fabian Delph receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.45:00 +0:24 Booking
Booking Carlos Tevez shown a yellow card.45:00 +0:11
Free kick awarded for a foul by Fabian Delph on Mario Balotelli.41:50
Inswinging corner taken by Charles N'Zogbia from the right by-line, Christian Benteke has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.40:35
Unfair challenge on Carlos Tevez by Andreas Weimann results in a free kick. Joleon Lescott takes the direct free kick. Gabriel Agbonlahor fouled by Carlos Tevez, the ref awards a free kick. Karim El Ahmadi takes the free kick.35:09
Fabian Delph concedes a free kick for a foul on Denis Suarez. Abdul Razak takes the free kick.34:24
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ciaran Clark by Carlos Tevez. Shay Given takes the free kick.33:06
The offside flag is raised against Gabriel Agbonlahor. Free kick taken by Kolo Toure.29:38
Abdul Razak fouled by Charles N'Zogbia, the ref awards a free kick. Gareth Barry takes the free kick.26:12
Assist by James Milner.26:12 Goal scored
Goal! - Mario Balotelli - Man City 1 - 0 A Villa Mario Balotelli finds the net with a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Man City 1-0 Aston Villa.25:05
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Christian Benteke by Abdul Razak. Free kick taken by Ciaran Clark.21:45
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Milner by Joe Bennett. Aleksandar Kolarov restarts play with the free kick.17:41
Matija Nastasic gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andreas Weimann. Karim El Ahmadi takes the free kick.15:58
Shot by Karim El Ahmadi from outside the box goes over the target.13:59
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Christian Benteke by James Milner. Free kick taken by Fabian Delph.12:42
Gabriel Agbonlahor takes a shot. Effort on goal by Christian Benteke from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.8:49
Gabriel Agbonlahor takes a shot. Save made by Costel Pantilimon. Close range shot by Christian Benteke misses to the left of the goal.8:01
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andreas Weimann by Denis Suarez. Free kick taken by Matthew Lowton.7:04
The official flags Aleksandar Kolarov offside. Shay Given restarts play with the free kick.6:05
Short corner taken by Charles N'Zogbia from the left by-line.5:28
Andreas Weimann takes a shot. Blocked by Abdul Razak.0:00
The referee gets the game started.
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