It's easy to make the argument that it's the least important of the four competitions that City are in, but the best and most successful teams crave trophies and they will see this as another opportunity to add to their haul under Guardiola.
They can already start planning for February 24 final at English soccer's national stadium, where Tottenham beat Chelsea 1-0 in the first leg of their semifinal on Tuesday.
Sunday afternoon treated us to another cup shock as League Two Newport Country dumped out Leicester City live on the box.
The League Cup was the first trophy Guardiola won as a manager in England, with success a year ago coming amid City's record-breaking Premier League campaign.
City, meanwhile, are in back on Monday night when they resume their Premier League venture against Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Liverpool 10-0 Fulham (League Cup, September 1986): Kenny Dalglish's team went one better than Pep Guardiola's in the League Cup second round with Steve McMahon scoring four times.
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The fixtures pulled out of the hat tonight will be played on the final weekend of the month. Of course we have to take the second game seriously.
'Players like me want to play more, to help the team, and we went out there to win'.
All we'll say is that he looked mighty bashful while celebrating...
"We spoke about travelling to Burton with as big an advantage as possible but we didn't expect this". Young talent would also be prevented from leaving a British club before 18, putting an end to moves such as the one made by Jadon Sancho, who left Manchester City for Borussia Dortmund in 2017, aged 17. Try to get to Wembley. "The great clubs don't choose competitions, don't choose games, you have to do your job".
Guardiola revealed conversations are ongoing regarding the possibility of extending Vincent Kompany's contract.
"I would like it". It's an honour for me personally to play against a Clough. "The best way is do what we have to do". "The problem is whether he's fit".