Bravo saves send Guardiola's men through

After a dramatic penalty shoot-out at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester City won a tense EFL Cup tie to move into the last eight.

Free-scoring City had scored 59 goals in 18 games since the last time it failed to score in a 0-0 draw with Manchester United in April, but was taken to the limit by Wolves.   -  Getty Images

Claudio Bravo was Manchester City's hero, saving two spot-kicks as his side beat a brave Wolves team 4-1 on penalties to reach the EFL Cup quarterfinals.

Alfred N'Diaye and Conor Coady were denied by the Chile goalkeeper, while the host scored all four of its attempts in the shoot-out.

Sergio Aguero was chasing City's goalscoring record, having equalled it against Burnley on Saturday by moving on to 177 goals, but endured a frustrating evening until scoring the winning penalty.

The drama came after neither team could find a breakthrough as a tense, end-to-end battle over 120 minutes ended 0-0.

The Championship leader made nine changes to its team but still produced an impressive defensive display and created three brilliant chances itself, with Bravo, who was standing in for Ederson, the home hero on each occasion, before starring further on penalties.

Free-scoring City had scored 59 goals in 18 games since the last time it failed to score in a 0-0 draw with Manchester United in April, but was taken to the limit by Wolves.

The nervous victory means Pep Guardiola still has all four potential avenues for silverware available as City looks to make up for his trophyless debut campaign in England.