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PIX: Man City beat Chelsea on penalties to win League Cup

February 25, 2019 01:37 IST

IMAGE: Manchester City players celebrate with the trophy after winning the Carabao Cup final against Chelsea. Photograph: Clive Rose/Getty Images

Manchester City won the English League Cup for the second successive season as the beat Chelsea 4-3 in a penalty shootout after the Wembley showpiece had ended 0-0 after extra time.


City had been largely frustrated throughout the 90 minutes and the extra period as Chelsea grew into the game.

But it was Pep Guardiola’s City who proved more clinical with their penalties and Raheem Sterling struck the decisive blow past Chelsea keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga.

IMAGE: Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, right, reacts as he refuses to be substituted. Photograph: Clive Rose/Getty Images

Extra time had finished in farcical circumstances when Spaniard Arrizabalaga refused to be substituted after appearing to be injured making a late save from Sergio Aguero.

City have now won the League Cup four times in six seasons to move to second on the all-time list with six titles, two behind the record eight of Liverpool.

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