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Manchester City Carabao Cup 2017/18 Champions


With the victory over Arsenal at Wembley in Carabao Cup Final, Manchester City lifted the League Cup for the third time in five years.

This is how the teams shaped up for Carabao Cup Final

City XI: Bravo, Walker, Kompany (c), Otamendi, Danilo, Fernandinho, Silva, Gundogan, De Bruyne, Sane, Aguero
Subs: Ederson, Stones, Laporte, Bernardo, Zinchenko, Foden, Jesus

Arsenal XI: Ospina, Bellerin, Chambers, Mustafi, Koscielny, Monreal, Xhaka, Wilshere, Ramsey, Ozil, Aubameyang
Subs: Cech, Mertesacker, Kolasinac, Elneny, Maitland-Niles, Iwobi, Welbeck

WATCH: Take a look at Manchester City’s dressing room at Wembley

What Happened?

Arsenal had an early chance but  Aubameyang was unable to put his name in score-sheet, incredible double save from Claudio Bravo. Though the key moment of the first-half came when Manchester City’s top goalscorer Aguero gave City a lead – amazing long ball from Claudio Bravo to Aguero and he lobbed Arsenal keeper. Now one goal away from his 200th for Manchester City.

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In the second-half, De Bruyne’s corner to Gundogan and he takes a shot and City’s skipper get the touch to make it 2-0.
The Cityzens are singing his name. “HERE’S TO YOU VINCENT KOMPANY, CITY LOVES YOU MORE THAN YOU WILL KNOW, OHOHOH.” And some minutes later David Silva makes it three – what an incredible goal.

A sea of blue flags in the City end!

Full Time: Here are the CHAMPIONS

Reactions

Vincent Kompany: Before the game I thought I was going to score – maybe it was a little bit of self belief!

“We controlled the space, I’m really proud of the team performance.”
On his fitness work he added: “It’s worth every minute of hard work to be standing out there.”

Sergio Aguero: “It’s important for us, for the team, for Pep and for the Club – now we have to keep going!”

The Boss Pep Guardiola: “The first half was not good – a lot of mistakes in simple passes, but in the second half we played with more courage and personality and we were much better.”

Kevin De Bruyne: “We’re very happy that we won it, now we have to go on to Thursday.

“We have a good feeling all season but it’s not finished, we know what we have to do in the league and the Champions League, it’s nice we have one in the bag.”

Arsene Wenger: “To City, congratulations. They won the cup, they will go home happy. We had an unbelievable chance at 0-0.”

“The second goal was offside. City controlled it from then on, so congratulations to them.”

“They [City] dominate the Premier League. It’s difficult.”


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