Liverpool produced a dominating effort to eliminate Leicester City from the Carabao Cup

Liverpool eliminated Leicester City from the Carabao Cup on Wednesday with a 3-1 triumph at Anfield, scoring three times in the second half to complete their comeback. Kasey McAteer put the visitors ahead shortly after the start, but goals from Cody Gakpo and Dominik Szoboszlai in the second half put Jurgen Klopp’s side back in front, and Diogo Jota added a third to send Liverpool through to the fourth round.

Liverpool trailed 1-0 for the fifth time in eight games, thanks to a third-minute goal by Leicester’s Kasey McAteer, and the second time at Anfield. Liverpool rallied with 29 goal attempts, 10 of them on target, and goals for Cody Gakpo, Dominik Szoboszlai, and Diogo Jota.

Szoboszlai’s pick came in the 70th minute, a rifled shot from 20 meters that brushed off the underside of the crossbar on its way to the net. Leicester City, who were relegated from the Premier League last season, are tied for first place in the Championship with Ipswich Town as they seek a quick return to England’s top flight.

Meanwhile, last season’s finalists Newcastle United knocked out eight times winners Manchester City out of the Carabao Cup with a 1-0 in a third-round clash at St James’ Park on Wednesday. Swedish forward Alexander Isak scored a half-winner. Despite leaving top starters Erling Haaland, Kyle Walker, and Phil Foden on the bench, Manchester City dominated the first half without scoring.

Newcastle made wholesale lineup changes to rest key players for another midweek match sandwiched between two Champions League challenges, and Isak scored in the 53rd minute. Joelinton’s move into and across the penalty area past four City defenders before squaring a pass that found Isak alone at the far post set up the goal.

In the second half, Foden and Jeremy Doku came on but were unable to find a leveler, while Haaland remained on the bench among the unused substitutes.

For City, who had 68% possession but fewer attempts on target than Newcastle, Julian Alvarez had two good chances, one of which was saved by Nick Pope’s outstretched foot.

City has exited the competition early for the third year in a row, having won four years in a row from 2018 to 2021. Newcastle fell to Manchester United in the Carabao Cup final last season and will now meet Erik ten Hag’s team in the fourth round this year, according to the results of the draw on Wednesday.