CARABAO CUP: Aymeric Laporte header Hands Man City Silverware as Spurs Nurse more wounds


AGENCIES | SkySports – Manchester City won the Carabao Cup for a fourth year in a row after Aymeric Laporte steered them to a 1-0 win over Tottenham in front of 8,000 fans at Wembley.

In a game dominated by City from first to last, the only real surprise was that it took until the 82nd minute for them to get the winner, which took City to a joint-record eighth win in this competition alongside Liverpool – while they also became the second side after the Reds to win this competition for the fourth time in a row.

It was also the first leg secured by Pep Guardiola’s side of a potential treble this season, with the Premier League looking almost sewn up and a Champions League semi-final against Paris Saint-Germain to come.

For Spurs – being led by 29-year-old Ryan Mason in just his second game in charge – the 13-year wait for a trophy will go on. It is now a sixth-straight loss at Wembley for them in neutral games.

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