What Pep Guardiola Has Banned His Players From Doing If They Win Carabao Cup
If Manchester City win the Carabao Cup final against Arsenal this afternoon, then you might notice something a little different when it comes to their post-match celebrations.
When you think about your standard celebrations at Wembley, one of the first things that immediately springs to mind is the classic 'spraying champagne all over your teammates' protocol.
But earlier this week, City manager Pep Guardiola revealed a certain ban will stop players from drinking alcohol.
Pep "I think talking about the celebration before the game is stupid, it makes no sense. Before the celebration, we have to play a game. But normally there is no alcohol." #Pep- The Pep (@GuardiolaTweets) February 25, 2018
"Before the celebration we have to play a game. But normally there is no alcohol." Guardiola said via The Mirror.
Guardiola's men were knocked out of the FA Cup fifth round on Monday in a shock defeat to Wigan Atheltic, but it looks like City could be on the way to their first trophy of the season after Sergio Aguero chipped goalkeeper David Ospina in the first half.
Arsenal's official Twitter admitted it just got 'a whole lot harder'
This just got a whole lot harder - Man City take the lead as Aguero goes through and lifts the ball over Ospina#AFCvMCFC :red_circle: 0-1 :large_blue_circle: (18)- Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) February 25, 2018
5 - Sergio Aguero has scored in each of his last five games in all competitions against Arsenal; against no other side has he netted in more successive appearances for Manchester City. Banker. pic.twitter.com/K1rxn7Gw0I- OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) February 25, 2018
Here's how Twitter reacted to the first half:
The finish from Aguero was as good as the defending from Mustafi was bad.- Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) February 25, 2018
Arsenal cheated in the final already by dodgy Man City refs. Blatant foul by Aguero. Only a dodgy Ref doesn't give that. Shocking- Mark Goldbridge (@markgoldbridge) February 25, 2018
Just as Arsenal have been good....- Jan Aage Fjortoft (@JanAageFjortoft) February 25, 2018
Bravo makes an assist. Mustafi looks like he is the softest defender EVER and Aguero does what he is doing best; scoring goals.
1-0 Man City
Aguero gives Man City the 1-0 lead in the League Cup final!- FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) February 25, 2018
He's now just 1 goal away from 200 for the club. pic.twitter.com/a3v63qSipt
Who will win the Carabao Cup final? Will Arsenal turn up in the second half?
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