Manchester City teenager Brahim Diaz scored in each half to earn the League Cup holder a 2-0 win over Fulham and a place in the quarter-finals, although midfielder Kevin De Bruyne hobbled off injured at the Etihad Stadium.
The 19-year-old Diaz had put City ahead with a shot that deflected off Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic past keeper Sergio Rico after Vincent Kompany had kneed the ball down. Diaz, making his 14th City appearance and his third start in all competitions, doubled the lead by firing high into the net after Gabriel Jesus saw his shot turned onto the post by Rico.
De Bruyne, who has only just returned from an injury to his right knee, got caught up with Fosu-Mensah near the corner flag in the 86th minute and the Fulham defender fell heavily on the Belgian international who tried to carry on, but had to go off. City must wait to find out its quarter-final opponent after Leicester’s game with Southampton on Tuesday was postponed following the death of the club’s owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha in a helicopter crash outside the King Power Stadium on October 27.