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City lift trophy as Kepa undermines Sarri

Manchester City retained the League Cup trophy by defeating Chelsea 4-3 on penalties in a drama-filled final at the Wembley Stadium this morning.

Raheem Sterling scored the decisive spot kick as City clinched the English season’s first silverware with the match having ended 0-0 after extra time.

The magnitude of a final aside, there was some added drama courtesy of a baffling spat between Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri and 24-year-old goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga late on in the extra period.

With the score tied at 0-0, the Spanish goalkeeper complained about an injury and was looked at by the medical staff. But when Sarri decided to take him off and use backup Willy Caballero in the penalty kick shootout, Kepa claimed that he was fine and refused to come off the field, absolutely infuriating his manager in the process.

It’s anybody’s guess as to whether Caballero would have fared better in the penalty shootout. But the 37-year-old Argentinean is known to be a quality penalty kick stopper and was a former Manchester City player, which might have given him an edge. Might have.

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