Manchester City win fourth successive EFL Cup title
Manchester City won the EFL Cup for a record fourth time in a row after a 1-0 victory against Tottenham at Wembley on Sunday afternoon. The fixture was also significant as we witnessed the
Tottenham came into the fixture having sacked Jose Mourinho from his manager role.
Boyhood fan and 29-year-old Ryan Mason was the one appointed as interim manager for Spurs until the end of the season. Guardiola and company lost the chance to win a quadruple after their FA Cup semi-final loss to Chelsea but they came into this game with the chance of winning a treble regardless.
In what was a rather cagey affair, Aymeric Laporte would go on to be the decisive man of the match. The defender overpowered substitute Moussa Sissoko and rose highest to head home from Kevin de Bruyne’s free-kick in the 82nd minute. Many were infuriated at the goal-scorer, given that he was lucky to escape a red card in the first half.
The win means Manchester City equaled Liverpool’s record in the early 1980s of winning the League Cup (now EFL Cup) four times in a row. Guardiola has also become the joint most-successful manager in the history of the competition, with the Spaniard now lifting his 25th major title as a head coach.
The Citizens will be switching their focus elsewhere as they now turn to the Champions League for the first leg of their semi-final clash against PSG on Wednesday.