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

Geno Smith went 23/30 for 320 yards, 2 TDs and no picks against the @Lions.

His passer rating was 132.6 – the highest of week 4 and the third highest score in a single game this season.

Find out how where the #Seahawks rank this week.

#SeahawksNation
https://thegeniusplaybook.com/the-playbook-nfl-power-rankings-2022/

A tough away fixture awaits #THFC this evening, who face a strong #Frankfurt team fresh from a victory over league leaders Union Berlin.

Their average positioning against Arsenal on Saturday (below) was incredibly deep. They’ll have to be braver tonight.

#SGETOT | #UCL

His defending has come under fire, but check this out.

Trent Alexander-Arnold is by far the most active #LFC player when it comes to both attacking involvement and in the buildup.

A trade-off Jürgen Klopp is content to make. ⬇️

#LIVRAN | #UCL

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The #49ers closed out a dramatic week 4 in the #NFL with an impressive victory over the #Rams last night. Both are on the move in this week’s Power Rankings.

Find out who’s up and who’s down. ⤵️

#FTTB #RamsHouse
https://thegeniusplaybook.com/the-playbook-nfl-power-rankings-2022/

✅ Pjanić & Manolas to @SharjahFC
✅ Yarmolenko to @alainfcae_en
✅ Allan to @AlWahdaFCC
✅ Denayer to @Shabab_AlAhliFC

A crazy summer of transfer moves means that this year’s @AGLeague_EN title race will be more exciting than ever. ⤵️

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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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Geno Smith went 23/30 for 320 yards, 2 TDs and no picks against the @Lions.

His passer rating was 132.6 – the highest of week 4 and the third highest score in a single game this season.

Find out how where the #Seahawks rank this week.

#SeahawksNation
https://thegeniusplaybook.com/the-playbook-nfl-power-rankings-2022/

A tough away fixture awaits #THFC this evening, who face a strong #Frankfurt team fresh from a victory over league leaders Union Berlin.

Their average positioning against Arsenal on Saturday (below) was incredibly deep. They’ll have to be braver tonight.

#SGETOT | #UCL

His defending has come under fire, but check this out.

Trent Alexander-Arnold is by far the most active #LFC player when it comes to both attacking involvement and in the buildup.

A trade-off Jürgen Klopp is content to make. ⬇️

#LIVRAN | #UCL

2

🆕 NFL Power Rankings: 𝙪𝙥𝙙𝙖𝙩𝙚𝙙

The #49ers closed out a dramatic week 4 in the #NFL with an impressive victory over the #Rams last night. Both are on the move in this week’s Power Rankings.

Find out who’s up and who’s down. ⤵️

#FTTB #RamsHouse
https://thegeniusplaybook.com/the-playbook-nfl-power-rankings-2022/

✅ Pjanić & Manolas to @SharjahFC
✅ Yarmolenko to @alainfcae_en
✅ Allan to @AlWahdaFCC
✅ Denayer to @Shabab_AlAhliFC

A crazy summer of transfer moves means that this year’s @AGLeague_EN title race will be more exciting than ever. ⤵️

#ADNOCProLeague
https://thegeniusplaybook.com/uae-pro-league-massive-signings-add-excitement-to-new-season/

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