EFL Cup final match report: Manchester City 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur

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Dominant City lift trophy

What difference a week makes? Manchester City were eyeing up a never achieved quadruple, before being knocked out of the FA Cup, while Tottenham were looking to achieve their first piece of silverware under Jose Mourinho, before he was sacked.

Thus pitting the veteran Pep Guardiola against the youngest manager in Premier League history, 29-year-old Ryan Mason.

In the end though Manchester City were to win a record equaling fourth successive League Cup against a disappointing Tottenham side, with the slim 1-0 margin far from telling the whole story. 

Aymeric Laporte of Manchester City celebrates after scoring his teams first goal during the Carabao Cup Final between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley Stadium. (Photo by Matt McNulty – Manchester City/Manchester City FC via Getty Images)

First half 

There might not have been goals, but there was certainly action, almost exclusively in the Tottenham half with Manchester City looking incredible in attack. Raheem Sterling was on particularly fine form, despite lacking the clinical finishing touch when it counted.  


Second half  

While lacking the intensity of the first half,  City were still firmly in control, with man of the match Riyad Mahrez largely running the show.  

In the 67th minute Spurs brought on Gareth Bale, but it had little effect and City remained far superior. In the 82nd minute Sterling was fouled, from where Kevin De Bruyne placed a perfect free-kick on to the head of  Aymeric Laporte who duly put the ball into the net, bringing home the trophy for City.  

Aymeric Laporte of Manchester City scores the winning goal past Hugo Lloris of Tottenham Hotspur during the Carabao Cup Final between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley Stadium. (Photo by Matt McNulty – Manchester City/Manchester City FC via Getty Images)

Some might argue that Laporte was lucky to be on the pitch after narrowly missing a second yellow card, but it mattered little with City amassing 21 shots to 2 from Spurs.  


What it means

The FA allowed just under 8000 fans into the stadium, which made for an authentic atmosphere. For Manchester City, it is a fourth successive League Cup and some momentum ahead of their Champions League semi-final first leg against PSG on Wednesday. They have now won eight League Cups, matching Liverpool’s tally.

For Tottenham their wait for their first trophy since 2008 goes on, while their chances of qualifying for the Champions League look slim, with Daniel Levy and the board on the hunt for a permanent manager for next season.


Featured image: Aymeric Laporte of Manchester City celebrates after scoring his teams first goal during the Carabao Cup Final between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley Stadium. (Photo by Matt McNulty – Manchester City/Manchester City FC via Getty Images)

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The #Bengals may be settling down for the offseason, but with Burrow and Chase they know they’re set offensively for a while. 🔥

This catch had just a 13.4% completion probability. That’s the lowest chance on a 4th-down throw in the last THREE years. 🤯

#NFL | #RuleTheJungle

NFL @NFL

ON 4TH AND 6… JOE TO JA’MARR.

📺: #CINvsKC on CBS
📱: Stream on NFL+ http://bit.ly/407GjJU

🇨🇺 #Agricultores
🇨🇼 #WildcatsKJ74

🇲🇽 #LosMochis
🇩🇴 #TigresdelLicey

🇨🇴 #VaquerosdeMonteria
🇵🇷 #IndiosdeMayaguez

🇻🇪 #LeonesdelCaracas
🇵🇦 #FederalesdeChiriqui

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the first pitch in the #SerieDelCaribe2023. ⚾️
https://thegeniusplaybook.com/serie-del-caribe-preview-leones-del-caracas-book-final-spot/

After 23 seasons in the #NFL, and despite heavy links with the #49ers, Tom Brady announces his (second) retirement.

Not the way he would’ve wanted to go out, but for a 44-year-old who finished 3rd in passing yards this year, these numbers are sensational. 👇

#Brady

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