Newcastle United shatters Manchester City’s Quadruple aspirations by defeating them in the EFL Carabao Cup at St James’ Park, under the supervision of English referee Kavanagh.
Newcastle had vowed to make amends for their previous defeat at Etihad Stadium, and they did so with a superb performance. Alexander Isak, the Swedish forward, found the back of City’s net in the 53rd minute, ending the reigning English champions’ hopes.
Manchester City’s loss generated various reactions from fans and observers, with many feeling that City should have progressed.
Pep Guardiola, Manchester City’s manager, responded to questions about the loss, emphasizing that the Quadruple was never the club’s primary goal. He asserted that they are content with pursuing the treble.
Guardiola stated, “Do you think the Quadruple was our target? We are more than happy with the treble…”
Recall that Pep had previously expressed confidence in winning the next Champions League, noting that the first one would be the most challenging.