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Aymeric Laporte scored the only goal of the game as Manchester City beat Tottenham in the Carabao Cup final in front of 8,000 fans at Wembley.
City had dominated the game but it took until the 80th minute to break the deadlock, when Kevin De Bruyne swung in a free-kick and defender Laporte beat marker Moussa Sissoko and rose to head the ball past the excellent Hugo Lloris.
It was a painful moment for Spurs - particularly as Laporte was arguably lucky to be on the pitch after the first half. He should probably have been booked before his first yellow card (for stopping a Lucas Moura counter-attack).
LAPORTE HEADS CITY IN FRONT!
Aymeric Laporte beats Sissoko to De Bruyne's cross and nods it home. Will that be the winner? :trophy:
Watch live now on Sky Sports Football :tv: pic.twitter.com/FP1goDrF3J
- Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) April 25, 2021
Yet City had by far the best chances, particularly in the first half, before Pep Guardiola's side finally broke through to win their fourth consecutive League Cup.
Manchester City lift the Carabao Cup for the fourth time in a row :trophy: pic.twitter.com/lgSTs3QQDp- Football Daily (@footballdaily) April 25, 2021
Ryan Mason - taking charge of just his second game in caretaker charge of Spurs after the sacking of Jose Mourinho - saw his side defend with resolution. Lloris made crucial saves while Eric Dier made one important block.
BIG CHANCE FOR CITY!- Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) April 25, 2021
Eric Dier makes a great block from Raheem Sterling's goal-bound shot. City are well on top in the early stages.
Watch live now on Sky Sports Football :tv: pic.twitter.com/E7xmpAoJmi
But eventually - with extra time in prospect - City broke through, leaving Tottenham forward Son Heung-min in tears post-match.
Heung-min Son in tears at full-time pic.twitter.com/e5mm6VPSkO- Football Daily (@footballdaily) April 25, 2021
MANCHESTER CITY HAVE WON THE CARABAO CUP! :trophy:- Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) April 25, 2021
For the fourth year in a row Pep Guardiola's side are League Cup winners.
Follow the reaction on Sky Sports Football :tv:
The noise :heart_eyes::heart_eyes::heart_eyes: https://t.co/j434oh3uq1
- the nath man (@nathandinho_) April 25, 2021
:soccer: Aymeric Laporte has scored 2 goals this season - both in @Carabao_Cup, against Arsenal and Tottenham
All 8 of his @ManCity goals have been scored away from the Etihad (7 away, 1 neutral) pic.twitter.com/JRLbEFCmUA
- Sky Sports Statto (@SkySportsStatto) April 25, 2021
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