Frenchman Alymeric Laporte 82nd minute header was enough to win Pep Gourdilo’s side first trophy this season in front of 8,000 fans at Wembley stadium.

Larporte rose high to beat all and nudge a deft header behind Lloris at the far post from a Kevin De Bruyne six yard curled free kick to break Tottenham Hotspurs hopes of ending cup final curse.

The defender will count himself lucky for having stayed on the pitch after escaping a yellow card in the first half before being cautioned in the first minutes of second half.

The match started on a low with both teams playing it safe in a bid to mind-read each others steps before breaking away for a taste of the back net.

A change of game pattern by Spurs side was arguably noticeable. Their forward players linked well with the midfield driving in the ball in attempt to break the first half deadlock.

Driven by Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg from the centre, Spurs pieced together one of their best attacks of the game through Harry Kane and the England captain sliped the former into the left edge of the box but misread the situation leaving the ball to roll out for a goal kick.

Manchester city Vs Tottenham Hotspur players in a carabao cup final Photo Courtesy

Despite their high efforts going forward and much pressing towards city goal, Ryan Mason side ended up managing only 2 shot on goal .

City had glorious chances to go up first but all was squashed by Hugo Lorris who denied Raheem Sterling low shot. The England man seemed tireless despite having his finishing touch being poor in most chances he earned.

The win is appropriate result for city and Pep who now stands 30 trophies to his decorated managerial carrer.


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