GALLERY: STERLING IS SPOT-ON TO SEAL CARABAO GLORY

Winners

Manchester City lifted the Carabao Cup in the most dramatic fashion as we beat Chelsea 4-3 in a thrilling penalty shoot-out at Wembley.


The two sides had cancelled each other out in what was a high intensity but cagey period of  normal and extra time with chances at a premium as the game finished goalless.


Sergio Aguero did have the ball in the net in the second half but the effort was adjudged offside– by the narrowest of margins – after consultations with VAR.


And Kun also twice nearly made the breakthrough in extra time which also featured an extraordinary stand-off with Chelsea keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga refusing to be substituted


after Maurizio Sarri indicated he wanted to bring on former Blue Willy Caballero.


In the end the game was settled by penalties with Ederson saving Jorginho’s opening spot-kick.


Though Leroy Sane saw his effort blocked David Luiz then hit the post.


That left Raheem Sterling with the responsibility of winning the Cup and Raz delivered in style to seal the most dramatic of victories.



STIRRING STUFF: The national anthem is belted out prior to kick-off 

1. STIRRING STUFF:

The national anthem is belted out prior to kick-off

BLUE IS THE COLOUR: Wembley is awash with City fans

2. BLUE IS THE COLOUR:

Wembley is awash with City fans

OUCH: Sergio Aguero was blocked by Jorginho barely seconds after kick-off

3. OUCH:

Sergio Aguero was blocked by Jorginho barely seconds after kick-off

GRIMACE: Fortunately Kun was son back up on his feet though still feeling the effects of the challenge

4. GRIMACE:

Fortunately Kun was son back up on his feet though still feeling the effects of the challenge

LEADING MAN: The boss urges the Blues on

5. LEADING MAN:

The boss urges the Blues on

CLOSE QUARTERS: Oleks Zinchenko tussles with N'golo Kante

6. CLOSE QUARTERS:

Oleks Zinchenko tussles with N'golo Kante

POWER SERGE: Kun looks to get City on the front foot

7. POWER SERGE:

Kun looks to get City on the front foot

SO CLOSE: Sergio powers in a shot which just flies over the bar

8. SO CLOSE:

Sergio powers in a shot which just flies over the bar

SOLID SILVA: Bernardo skips past Emerson as City turn up the Wembley pressure

9. SOLID SILVA:

Bernardo skips past Emerson as City turn up the Wembley pressure

ACTION STATIONS: Raheem Sterling looks to fend off Cesar Azpilicueta

10. ACTION STATIONS:

Raheem Sterling looks to fend off Cesar Azpilicueta

SLIDE RULE: Nicolas Otamendi times his challenge to perfection in denying Emerson

11. SLIDE RULE:

Nicolas Otamendi times his challenge to perfection in denying Emerson

BY THE RIGHT: Kyle Walker whips in a dangerous cross

12. BY THE RIGHT:

Kyle Walker whips in a dangerous cross

CHECK POINT: The scoreboard flashes up the VAR consultation after Sergio's second half effort

13. CHECK POINT:

The scoreboard flashes up the VAR consultation after Sergio's second half effort

TALKING POINT: Sergio scores but the effort is subsequently ruled out for the narrowest of offside calls 

14. TALKING POINT:

Sergio scores but the effort is subsequently ruled out for the narrowest of offside calls

YELLOW FEVER: Antonio Rudiger is booked after bringing down David Silva

15. YELLOW FEVER:

Antonio Rudiger is booked after bringing down David Silva

PEP TALK: The boss passes on instructions to Kyle Walker

16. PEP TALK:

The boss passes on instructions to Kyle Walker

TIME TO REGROUP: The players recharge their batteries ahead of extra time

17. TIME TO REGROUP:

The players recharge their batteries ahead of extra time

SO CLOSE: Sergio Aguero almost makes the breakthrough in extra time

18. SO CLOSE:

Sergio Aguero almost makes the breakthrough in extra time

SPOT ON: Raheem Sterling converts the winning penalty to seal the Carabao Cup for City

19. SPOT ON:

Raheem Sterling converts the winning penalty to seal the Carabao Cup for City


[Source : Manchester City Football Club Official Website : Read More]