EFL Cup - Third Round
Sunderland1Man City4

Sunderland 1-4 Manchester City

Raheem Sterling and Kevin De Bruyne
Raheem Sterling and Kevin de Bruyne cost Manchester City a combined £99m

Manchester City swept aside Sunderland in the League Cup third round to add to Black Cats boss Dick Advocaat's woes.

Sergio Aguero opened the scoring from the penalty spot after Patrick van Aanholt fouled Jesus Navas.

Kevin de Bruyne shot past Vito Mannone, who then scored an unwitting own goal when Raheem Sterling's shot hit the post, struck him and went in.

Sterling completed the first-half rout from De Bruyne's cross, before Ola Toivonen netted a late consolation.

This was a fifth defeat in eight matches for Sunderland, who are bottom of the Premier League before their trip to Manchester United on Saturday.

By contrast, City rebounded impressively from their first defeat of the season against West Ham on Saturday.

Record signing De Bruyne was once again influential on only his second start for the club.

For Sunderland, the sole bright spot was the performance of debutant full-back DeAndre Yedlin, who supplied the cross for Toivonen's goal.

Sunderland manager Dick Advocaat:

"Maybe you think I am negative, but the way we played in the first 25 minutes was very positive.

"I was not really happy with the way that we again gave the goals away, and it's not the first time, but there's no sense in calling names because everybody could see the mistakes, simple mistakes and it's not possible to make those mistakes at this level, especially not against a team like that.

"The quality from the other side was too much."

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini:

"It was important to win the way we did today because we have just come from two important defeats, one in the Champions League and the other in the Premier League, so it was important to start this Capital One Cup in the way that we did in the first half.

"It's important to win. Maybe we didn't deserve to lose the two games that we lost, but we did, so it was important not to continue in that sense."

Line-ups

Sunderland

  • 25Mannone
  • 24Yedlin
  • 22CoatesBooked at 45mins
  • 16O'Shea
  • 3van Aanholt
  • 21M'Vila
  • 8RodwellBooked at 15minsSubstituted forCattermoleat 45'minutes
  • 11Johnson
  • 20Toivonen
  • 17Lens
  • 9Borini

Substitutes

  • 1Pantilimon
  • 5Brown
  • 6Cattermole
  • 7Larsson
  • 14Jordi Gómez
  • 18Defoe
  • 26Fletcher

Man City

  • 13Caballero
  • 3Sagna
  • 26DemichelisBooked at 57mins
  • 30Otamendi
  • 11Kolarov
  • 42Y TouréSubstituted forEvansat 89'minutes
  • 6Fernando
  • 15Jesús NavasSubstituted forRobertsat 55'minutes
  • 17De Bruyne
  • 7Sterling
  • 10AgüeroSubstituted forGarcia Alonsoat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 25Fernandinho
  • 27Roberts
  • 29Wright
  • 50Maffeo
  • 62Barker
  • 70Evans
  • 76Garcia Alonso
Referee:
Roger East
Attendance:
21,644

Match Stats

Home TeamSunderlandAway TeamMan City
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home10
Away14
Shots on Target
Home4
Away7
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home8
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Sunderland 1, Manchester City 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Sunderland 1, Manchester City 4.

Attempt missed. Fabio Borini (Sunderland) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Lee Cattermole.

Substitution

Substitution, Manchester City. George Evans replaces Yaya Touré.

Foul by Patrick Roberts (Manchester City).

Ola Toivonen (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by John O'Shea.

Patrick Roberts (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Patrick van Aanholt (Sunderland).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match (Manchester City).

Goal!

Goal! Sunderland 1, Manchester City 4. Ola Toivonen (Sunderland) header from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by DeAndre Yedlin with a cross.

Foul by Fernando (Manchester City).

Yann M'Vila (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Sunderland. Adam Johnson tries a through ball, but Jeremain Lens is caught offside.

Offside, Sunderland. Patrick van Aanholt tries a through ball, but Adam Johnson is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Manchester City. Manu García replaces Sergio Agüero.

Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Aleksandar Kolarov.

Attempt saved. Fabio Borini (Sunderland) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by DeAndre Yedlin with a through ball.

Foul by Martín Demichelis (Manchester City).

Jeremain Lens (Sunderland) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City).

Yann M'Vila (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Sunderland. Ola Toivonen tries a through ball, but Patrick van Aanholt is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Kevin De Bruyne.

Foul by Nicolás Otamendi (Manchester City).

Ola Toivonen (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Manchester City. Yaya Touré tries a through ball, but Sergio Agüero is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Jeremain Lens (Sunderland) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Yann M'Vila.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match (Manchester City).

Attempt saved. Yaya Touré (Manchester City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Kevin De Bruyne.

Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by DeAndre Yedlin (Sunderland).

Booking

Martín Demichelis (Manchester City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Martín Demichelis (Manchester City).

Jeremain Lens (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Manchester City. Patrick Roberts replaces Jesús Navas.

Offside, Sunderland. Adam Johnson tries a through ball, but Fabio Borini is caught offside.

Hand ball by Fernando (Manchester City).

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