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Pep Wins First Trophy With Man City In League Cup Victory Over Arsenal

Pep Wins First Trophy With Man City In League Cup Victory Over Arsenal

by | 26th February 2018
Vincent Kompany, centre lifts the English League Cup after City defeated Arsenal in the final 3-0, at Wembley stadium in London. (AP)

Pep Guardiola secured his first trophy as Manchester City manager as they overpowered Arsenal to win the Carabao Cup in convincing fashion at Wembley.

 

Sergio Aguero, Vincent Kompany and David Silva were all on the scoresheet as City lifted the trophy for the fifth time — only Liverpool have won it more.

 

It was an stirring response from the Premier League leaders after their bid for a historic quadruple came to an end with a shock FA Cup defeat to League One Wigan on Monday.

 

Sergio Aguero gave City an 18th-minute lead when he took full advantage of Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi‘s feeble challenge to latch on to keeper Claudio Bravo’s goal-kick and loft a cool finish over David Ospina.

 

Captain Kompany doubled the lead in the second half with just over half an hour to go and Silva put the game out of the reach of Arsene Wenger’s team.

 

Arsenal were toothless through out the match apart from one early opening when Kyle Walker stopped Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the six-yard area.