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Gerard Pique's first-ever double for the Catalans was not enough to earn a point as the visitors paid dearly for their defensive errors

MATCH SUMMARY

 

Lucas scored his first goals for the club as the Gunners cruised into the fourth round of the EFL Cup with a 4-0 victory at Nottingham Forest.

 

Despite making 11 changes to the team, Arsenal delivered a slick, confident display at the City Ground, with Chuba Akpom and Jeff Reine-Adelaide catching the eye.

Brilliant Tottenham

As expected Spurs raced out of the blocks, pressing high and putting the City defence and midfield under pressure, yet the first opportunity came after four minutes when Jesus Navas played a low cross towards the near post and David Silva's flick went harmlessly past the far post.

The defending that led to Shinji Okazaki giving the Premier League champions that two-goal lead with little over half-an-hour played will continue to concern Antonio Conte, but crucially his side showed the character to pull one back before half-time through Gary Cahill.

 

A much-changed City side kicked off their EFL Cup defence with a deserved 2-1 win over Swansea City.

 

Gael Clichy scored the opening goal three minutes after the break and a first professional goal for Aleix Garcia on 67 made it nine wins from nine games for Pep Guardiola.

Pep Guardiola extended his string of victories against Jose Mourinho, his old adversary, with Man City winning the derby against Manchester United today.

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