Manchester City claimed their fourth consecutive English Football League (EFL) Cup on Sunday, 25th April, after edging out Tottenham 1-0 in front of 8,000 fans at Wembley Stadium.
Frenchman Aymeric Laporte’s goal in the 82nd minute was enough for City to be crowned champions.
Spurs coached by Ryan Mason, who recently replaced Jose Mourinho, were hopeful of securing the trophy to end their 13-year drought, having won their last title in 2008.
With the win, Pep Guardiola becomes the first manager to win the Carabao in four consecutive seasons (2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021).
“It was more than well deserved. We were out to play and played with an incredible level and quality. I am so delighted for the guys and have a thought for those who couldn’t play,” Pep was quoted as saying by the club’s official website.
“Fernandinho and Sergio Aguero, they are the players with the most cups and fourth time in a row is nice because we beat Arsenal and United away and Spurs to win it. It was more than deserved. It was a good night to share with our people, we are there.”
City becomes only the second team after Liverpool to win the League Cup in four consecutive seasons.
Tottenham returns to action next Sunday, 2nd May against Sheffield United in the English Premier League fixture.
Meanwhile, Manchester City will play on Wednesday, 28th April ,against PSG in the first leg of the Champions League semifinals.