As it happened: Zinchenko the shootout hero as Manchester City beat Leicester in Carabao Cup
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As it happened: Zinchenko the shootout hero as Manchester City beat Leicester in Carabao Cup

Join @MattAddison97 for live updates from the King Power Stadium as Claude Puel's side prepare to face Pep Guardiola's Manchester City. 

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Leicester CityWard, Simpson, Soyuncu, Maguire (C), Fuchs, Choudhury, Iborra (Albrighton, 61'), Ndidi, Gray, Ghezzal (Maddison, 53'), Iheanacho (Pereira, 81')
Manchester CityMuric, Walker, Stones, Otamendi, Zinchenko, De Bruyne (Gundogan, 71'), Foden, Garcia, Mahrez, Diaz (Sterling, 66'), Aguero (C) (Jesus, 76')
INCIDENTSDe Bruyne 14' Albrighton 73'
That's all from me tonight - thanks for following this live commentary from VAVEL UK as we saw Manchester City progress in the Carabao Cup at Leicester's expense. After a night of drama, it was Zinchenko who proved to be the hero!
Claude Puel made the final with Southampton a couple of seasons back, but there will be no repeat of that this time around. He made lots of changes tonight - and paid the price. 
The other game finished Middlesbrough 0-1 Burton, meaning the first two teams into the semi-final of the Carabao Cup are Burton Albion and Manchester City - two very different sides!
Manchester City were worthy winners over the course of the 90 minutes, but they had to do it the hard way in the end. For the second year in a row, the Citizens make the semi-finals by beating Leicester City on penalties. 
The shootout finishes 3-1 to Manchester City. It was a top penalty from the left-back to win the game as he makes up for his poor defending on the Leicester equaliser.
GOAL! Zinchenko wins the game for Manchester City! Guardiola's team are into the semi-finals. 
Zinchenko can win it for Manchester City...
...and it's a shocking penalty. An easy save for Muric. 
Soyuncu is next...
GOAL! He fell as he shot, but sends Ward the wrong way. Manchester City lead 2-1 after three kicks each.
Jesus is to take next...
MISSED! A stuttering run-up and it's all wrong. Muric gets down to his right-hand side and Maddison is left disappointed. 
Maddison is next up...
HE'S MISSED TOO! He tried a delicate chip but put it over the bar! A dreadful effort. It remains 1-1.
Sterling can give Manchester City the advantage...
MISSED! It's nowhere near the target as it goes over the top! It's still 1-1.
Fuchs is next for Leicester...
GOAL! Gundogan converts. Again, the goalkeeper got a touch, but not enough. 1-1.
Gundogan to take for Manchester City...
GOAL! Maguire scores. 1-0. Muric got a touch - but not enough. 
Leicester City will take the first penalty - and it will be Harry Maguire...
Ward was Leicester's shootout hero in the last round of the Carabao Cup - can he do the same again to send them to the semi-finals?
Full Time! We are heading to penalties. 
90+3' Choudhury does exceptionally well to stop Jesus on the break. A vital tackle. Gundogan's pass then fails to find Mahrez. 
90+2' Gray goes down after a tackle from behind from Otamendi. A last chance to put one into the box for Leicester. Walker does well to clear.
90+1' Guardiola appears to be deciding his penalty takers on the touchline - just under three minutes remain in the match. 
90' It's been frenetic in the last few minutes with neither side wanting the lottery of penalties. Is there time for a late winner? There will be three added minutes.
89' Albrighton almost found Gray but his touch is heavy - he would have been in on goal had he got that right.
88' Simpson is called offside from Ward's long pass upfield. We are edging closer to a penalty shootout here, unless there is some late drama.
86' Ndidi is marginally offside from a Fuchs ball into the area. 
85' Gundogan is booked for a clear foul on Maddison.
83' Maddison loses the ball and Jesus almost goes through one-on-one. Choudhury appeared to take out the Brazilian, but referee Mason says he got the ball. It looked like a foul and would have been a free-kick right on the edge of the box - VAR has checked the decision and confirmed it was the right one. 
82' Maguire has been faultless at the back for Leicester this evening, and he stops Jesus from getting away with a good piece of defending. 
81' Iheanacho is replaced by Pereira for Leicester, meaning Gray will move up top. 
80' Walker goes down far to easily on the right-hand side under challenge from Fuchs, and the ball goes out for a goal kick. 
78' End-to-end now with both sides wanting to avoid penalty kicks. Leicester have been lifted by that goal.
77' Very, very close! Mahrez flashes a ball across the six-yard box. Let off for Leicester. 
77' A reminder that there is no extra-time in the Carabao Cup - this will go straight to penalties should there be no more goals in the game. 
76' Gabriel Jesus replaces Aguero up front for Manchester City's final change. 
74' It was a great finish from Albrighton, who was played in brilliantly by Ndidi over the top. Poor defending from Zinchenko but a stunning finish from the winger. Leicester always had a chance when it was only one!
GOAL! Albrighton is the hero! Leicester are level. 
73' Less than 20 minutes remain in this match and it is finely balanced. Manchester City deservedly lead, but Leicester know a goal bring them back in it.
71' Manchester City's high line catches Iheanacho offside as he tries to get in behind against his old side. De Bruyne is then replaced by Gundogan. 
69' It's a clever free-kick routine from Leicester, with Maddison playing in Iheanacho, who goes down in the area. It's definitely not a spot-kick as the striker fell far too easily. 
68' Ndidi is caught by Walker and Leicester can swing a cross into the box from deep. 
67' Mahrez is teed up by Foden and curls a shot just over the top from the edge of the penalty area. 
66' Albrighton does well to dispossess Diaz. The Spaniard is replaced by Raheem Sterling for Manchester City's first substitute of the evening. 
65' Albrighton does well to earn a corner off Zinchenko. Maddison swings it in twice, eventually leading to Maguire heading towards goal, but there was no pace on the effort and it was easily collected by Muric. 
64' Simpson heads clear De Bruyne's corner with ease at the near post. 
63' De Bruyne plays in Diaz, and Soyuncu blocks his shot behind for a corner. 
61' Ndidi is almost played in by Fuchs but the ball skips off the wet surface and Manchester City get away with it. Albrighton replaces Iborra for Leicester's second substitute of the night. 
60' Walker curls a cross in which is easily chested back to Ward by Soyuncu. 
59' Leicester are moving the ball faster now, and the King Power crowd are urging their team on. Still no real chances for the home side, but they are seeing more of the ball. 
57' Fuchs attempts to play in Iheanacho but Maddison's touch takes it away from the forward. 
56' Aguero shoots and Ward can easily save, getting his body behind the ball.
55' Fuchs tries a cross into the box which is overhit and runs through to Muric. He did not need to force it quite so much there - better options were on for the full-back.
53' Maddison comes on for Ghezzal for Leicester's first change of the game. 
51' Burton have taken the lead in the other game at Middlesbrough, which kicked off at the same time as this match. 
50' Foden is shown yellow for a late challenge on Gray.
49' Maguire does well to track a run from De Bruyne, who is found by Mahrez. The corner that the Belgian wins is easily cleared by Leicester. 
47' Good save from Ward who gets down low to stop an Aguero shot. 
46' The second half has begun - with no changes from either side at the break. 
The second half is almost upon us as the players re-emerge onto the pitch. Can Leicester find a way back into this one? We will soon find out...
Guardiola will be very content with the first period - his much-changed side have been comfortable so far. De Bruyne has looked sharp after his injury and Garcia, in particular, has been a youngster who has impressed. 
Leicester have James Maddison in reserve on the substitutes bench. The England number ten might well come on at some point in the second period if Leicester do not get themselves level quickly - they certainly need more impetus in attack than we've seen in the first half.
De Bruyne's goal is the difference between the sides at the interval. Manchester City are in control so far, but there are still 45 minutes remaining. 
45+1' One minute of time is added on. Fuchs' cross is overhit and that is it for this half. 
45' Diaz goes down inside the area under pressure from Ndidi but the referee rightly does not give a penalty. The Spaniard went down too easily and seemed to lose his balance. 
43' Mahrez almost skips around Fuchs, but the Leicester left-back pokes the ball out for a corner. Manchester City's chance to pile on the pressure.
42' The corner comes to nothing as Maguire stabs at the ball and send it flying well over the top. 
41' Fuchs sends a cross into the area which Garcia keeps his eye on and clears. Leicester pressure is building now, and they have a corner from Ndidi's low shot.
39' Almost a chance for Soyuncu but Iheanacho is called offside and he interferes with play.
38' We've reached a bit of a lull in the match, with Leicester threatening to stutter into life, but nothing more than that. Muric is still yet to be properly tested. 
35' Ndidi slides through the back of Mahrez and concedes a free-kick on the halfway line. 
33' Iheanacho shoots over from 25 yards - it's a sign of his isolation and frustration that he elected to shoot from there when there were dark blue shirts up with him.
32' Iheanacho is almost in but he is beaten to a long, low through-pass by Muric, who calmly trots out of his goal to clear up the danger. 
30' Almost a brilliant skill from Diaz to spin past Soyuncu, but the ball goes behind for a goal-kick. Aguero is then called offside after latching onto a Foden through-ball.
27' Zinchenko puts in a great low ball which could have been dangerous, but Soyuncu puts it behind for a corner, which he then is on the end of to clear. 
26' Choudhury puts in a perfect sliding tackle on Zinchenko to stop the Ukrainian from running away with the ball. Foden is then fouled in the middle of the pitch. 
25' Diaz is caught offside as Stones looked to play in him on the left. 
23' Fuchs finds Maguire with the free-kick and his low cross is cleared. Leicester have upped the tempo in the last couple of minutes. 
22' Otamendi fouls Ndidi after the Argentinean miscontrolled the ball.
21' Iheanacho looks to go over the top and is somehow onside, but Garcia stops him in his tracks. Ghezzal is then crowded out on the edge of the box.
19' De Bruyne is fouled on the corner of the box, on Manchester City's right-hand side. Mahrez hits the wall with the set-piece and then Leicester make a mess of the counter-attack.
18' Mahrez blasts a half-volley over the top. He was claiming it took a deflection, but in truth, he just leant back too far. 
17' Leicester have not tested Muric yet whatsoever - they will need to respond well here to going a goal down early on. A big test. 
15' What a way to come back into the side from the Belgian - a really crisp finish from 20 yards. He chopped inside Choudhury and then dispatched a clinical strike. 
GOAL! A stunning finish from De Bruyne and the visitors lead. From the edge of the box, that shot came from nowhere and Ward simply cannot do anything about it.
11' Iborra wins the ball back strongly from Diaz and sets Ghezzal free up the line, but the Algerian ends up passing all the way back to Leicester's defence and the chance to counter is gone.
9' Diaz looks to play a one-two with Aguero but Choudhury slides in to concede a corner. The set-piece comes to nothing.
8' Leicester thought they were able to break clear, but referee Mason blows for a foul on Garcia ten yards into the Leicester half.
7' Leicester apply a high press to put Muric and then Garcia under pressure, but Manchester City win a goal kick and escape. 
6' De Bruyne's free-kick sails all the way through for Ward to take a goal kick. 
5' Zinchenko crosses into the box but Soyuncu pokes clear. Fuchs then concedes a free-kick for a foul on Mahrez around 25 yards out.
4' As the rain continues to pour, it is the visitors who are having most of the early possession. 
2' Gray races past Otamendi on the Leicester left-hand side, but Garcia heads clear his cross into the centre towards Iheanacho. 
1' Stones is indeed in midfield as expected, with Garcia at centre-half. 
KICK-OFF! Manchester City get the game underway at the King Power. 
The teams are in the tunnel with kick-off just moments away - stay with us for minute-by-minute updates as Leicester City and Manchester City aim to reach the Carabao Cup semi-finals. 
Tomorrow night, Arsenal face Spurs and Chelsea play Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge in the other two quarter-final ties. 
Just under 15 minutes to kick-off at the King Power, where the rain has been pouring down. One other game is on tonight: Middlesbrough against Burton Albion.
Lee Mason is the referee tonight - his last game was Liverpool's 4-0 victory at Bournemouth ten days ago. 
Demarai Gray: "Everyone knows Man City are one of the best teams in the world, but when we're at home, the fans get going and so do we."
Leicester goalkeeper Danny Ward was the hero in the penalty shootout against Southampton in the previous round, saving from Manolo Gabbiadini to win the tie - he might well be in for another busy evening against high-flying Manchester City! 
It's interesting that both sides have chosen to rotate for this one. Of course, the festive period is well and truly upon us, with a raft of games to come, but this is a quarter-final - it just shows where the priorities lie for both managers. 
John Stones, we believe, could be playing as City's holding midfielder this evening, which is a ploy Pep Guardiola has experimented with before. Youngster Garcia can also play in that role. 
Claude Puel makes seven changes to Leicester's side that lost to Crystal Palace last time out - he gives youth a chance too, with 21-year-old midfielder Hamza Choudhury handed another start. 
Riyad Mahrez gets a start against his former club with Raheem Sterling on the bench. His former teammate Jamie Vardy does not make the Leicester 18. 
Phil Foden gets another chance, as does Brahim Diaz, while 20-year-old goalkeeper Arijanet Muric starts between the sticks.
The key news from the Manchester City team, then, is the return of Kevin de Bruyne and Sergio Aguero to the starting XI after recovering from injury. 
Manchester City XI: Muric, Walker, Stones, Otamendi, Zinchenko, De Bruyne, Foden, Garcia, Mahrez, Diaz, Aguero (C)
Confirmed: Sandler is on the bench for the visitors; fellow defender Eric Garcia, the 17-year-old former Barcelona man, is in the starting XI for his senior debut. 
Leicester City XI: Ward, Simpson, Soyuncu, Maguire (C), Fuchs, Choudhury, Iborra, Ndidi, Gray, Ghezzal, Iheanacho
Rumours suggest that Philippe Sandler, the 21-year-old Dutch central defender that Manchester City signed during the summer from PEC Zwolle in the Netherlands, will be handed a start this evening - we'll confirm that as soon as we can. 
Good evening! Team news should be with us in less than ten minutes' time ahead of kick-off at 19:45 UK time.
We’ll have team news with you as soon as it’s confirmed and all the best build-up to kick-off.
Guardiola discussed a range of topics in his pre-match press conference. He spoke of Gabriel Jesus, who scored twice at the weekend, and also preferring to be in the Carabao Cup with less rest than title rivals Liverpool over the festive period than the other way around.
Leicester, though, have only won one of their last six matches in all competitions, so face an uphill battle to progress through to the semi-finals.
Often, the best form of defence against Manchester City this season has been to attack them. Whether James Maddison, Demarai Gray or Shinji Okazaki have enough firepower to trouble John Stones, Nicolas Otamendi et al will prove crucial in determining the outcome of the match.
He added: “We will get opportunities tomorrow, if we play with our intensity and our fighting spirit.”
Leicester boss Claude Puel told reporters on Tuesday: “It’s another challenge; it’s not the Premier League. The winner will continue their journey. We need to take this game without pressure, with a strong feeling together to do our best to win this game.”
Jamie Vardy also missed from the spot in last season’s meeting; he returned from injury against Crystal Palace for Leicester at the weekend and could start again in this game. Harry Maguire is fit, but Jonny Evans is suspended and Ben Chilwell is injured.
Riyad Mahrez could start for the visitors against his former side – he was one who missed from the spot for Leicester in last season’s penalty shoot-out between these teams. It would be his first time returning to the King Power since signing for Manchester City in the summer for around £60 million.
Youngsters Diaz and Phil Foden will hope to be involved again for Manchester City, with both in contention. This competition is their most likely source of minutes this season along with the FA Cup.
David Silva is expected to be out for the entirety of the festive period, while Benjamin Mendy and Claudio Bravo are long-term absentees.
Kevin de Bruyne and Sergio Aguero were both on the bench in Manchester City’s comfortable victory over Everton at the weekend, and both could make their first starts since recovering from injury.
Last season, Leicester held Manchester City to a 1-1 draw in this competition, but lost the tie on penalties – they will be hoping for a different outcome this time around.
Leicester, meanwhile, beat Southampton on penalties in the previous round. The game had been rearranged in the aftermath of the helicopter crash that killed Foxes owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and four others.
Manchester City beat Fulham 2-0 at the Etihad Stadium at the start of November to book their spot in the last eight, with Brahim Diaz scoring both of the goals.
At the quarter-final stage, the final is well within reach. Pep Guardiola’s side are the holders, having beaten Arsenal 3-0 in last season’s final, while Leicester last won the trophy in 2000.
This is the first of a double-header between these two sides in the Midlands, with the Premier League game between the pair next up on Boxing Day, just eight days later. Leicester visit Stamford Bridge to play Chelsea before then, while Manchester City have Crystal Palace on Saturday.
Hello and welcome to this live commentary of Leicester City against Manchester City from the King Power Stadium with me, Matt Addison.
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