Manchester City’s winless run was extended to six matches across all competitions last night as Juan Mata’s goal condemned them to a 1-0 defeat against Manchester United and a subsequent exit from the EFL Cup.
The Citizens have now lost the chance to defend the crown they earned last season and, perhaps more concerningly, Pep Guardiola’s side have continued a trend of struggling against their arch-rivals in domestic cup clashes at Old Trafford.
Man City have never beaten Man United in a domestic cup game at Old Trafford.
Goals conceded: 17 pic.twitter.com/Y68UVQd1Yg
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) October 26, 2016
Losing seven in a row in their domestic cup trips across the City, the Citizens have scored just six goals and have conceded 17 in their seven matches – shipping an average of over two a game.
With the FA Cup still to come in the New Year, Manchester City will be praying that they land a home tie if they do get drawn alongside Manchester United once again.
If such a game does take place at Old Trafford, then City’s chances of success will be severely slim – but surely it has to end somewhen?