Pep Guardiola's Manchester City side came just short of breaking the record of biggest aggregate win in cup history following their victory over Burton Albion in the EFL Cup second-leg semi-final, after registering a 9-0 win in the first leg.
The 9-0 still hasn't managed to break the record of the single biggest first-leg win in the League Cup, though it is close.
With a narrow 1-0 win in the second leg, Manchester City also missed out on a chance to claim the record for biggest aggregate win in cup history.
So what are the other biggest aggregate wins in the League Cup, and how does Manchester City's record-breaking score rack up against other ties across history? Goal takes a look.
What is the biggest aggregate win in cup history?
The biggest ever aggregate win and margin in English football League Cup history is 11-0, which has been accomplished on separate occasions, dating back to the early 1980s when Liverpool recorded a first-leg 5-0 win followed by a second-leg 6-0 victory over Exeter City.
Ian Rush bagged four goals over the two legs followed by a brace by Kenny Dalglish, and the record was followed by West Ham's annihilation of Bury over two legs that culminated in an aggregate win of 12-1 – but still maintaining a margin of 11-0.
Liverpool have, in fact, managed a margin of 11-0 over two legs twice, with the second two-legged victory coming against Fulham just five years later in 1982. Their first-legged 10-0 win over the Cottagers is still the record for the single largest ever win recorded in the League Cup, with Man City's 9-0 semi-final win over Burton just one goal short.
The Reds also still boast the record for most goals scored on aggregate, with their 13-2 two-legged semi-final over Fulham still the highest-scoring fixture in history by any team.
|1982||Round 2 first leg||Liverpool 5-0 Exeter City||-||11|
|1982||Round 2 second leg||Exeter City 0-6 Liverpool||11-0||11|
|1984||Round 2 first leg||West Ham 2-1 Bury||-||11|
|1984||Round 2 second leg||Bury 0-10 West Ham||12-1||11|
|1987||Round 2 first leg||Liverpool 10-0 Fulham||-||11|
|1987||Round 2 second leg||Fulham 2-3 Liverpool||13-2||11|
|1988||Round 2 first leg||Watford 3-0 Darlington||-||11|
|1988||Round 2 second leg||Darlington 0-8 Watford||11-0||11|
|1991||Round 2 first leg||Everton 5-0 Wrexham||-||11|
|1991||Round 2 second leg||Wrexham 0-6 Everton||11-0||11|