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Manchester City Win Carabao Cup As Aymeric Laporte Punishes Tottenham

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Manchester City Win Carabao Cup As Aymeric Laporte Punishes Tottenham

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).

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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.

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.

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But eventually - with extra time in prospect - City broke through, leaving Tottenham forward Son Heung-min in tears post-match.

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Featured image credit: Sky Sports/Twitter

Topics: Manchester City, Carabao Cup, Tottenham Hotspur, Aymeric Laporte

Alex Reid
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