500 mile round trip on a Tuesday night to The Etihad. Out of the Carabao Cup tonight but we are back on Saturday for all 3 points against Manchester City.
Facing each other in the first of two meetings this week, the hosts were ruthlessly efficient in front of goal in the opening 45 minutes, with Nicolás Otamendi and Sergio Agüero firing City in a commanding position.
Now unbeaten in 14 League Cup matches, Agüero grabbed his second of the night after the break before the visitors reduced the arrears through Jack Stephens.
Despite finishing brightly, there was to be no further consolation for us. We return on the weekend to The Etihad in the Premier League.