Manchester City has been crowned the 2019 EFL Cup champions after beating Chelsea on penalties at the Wembley Stadium.
The Citizens beat Chelsea 4-3 on penalties following their failure to find the back of the net in open play after 120 minutes.
This evening’s victory means that that the Etihad Stadium outfits have won six EFL Cup titles since the start of the competition – after successfully defending the title they won last term.
It was indeed an end-to-end game for both sides as all their efforts to break the deadlock after regulation period failed to materialize but while the match was going to an end, Chelsea boss, Sarri tried making tactical changes when it was certain the game would end in penalties.
However, the world’s most expensive goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga refused substitution as Willy Caballero returned to his seat.
Though the 24-year-old goalkeeper stopped Leroy Sane’s penalty from going through, he was unable to keep others from scoring. Jorginho and David Luiz were the Blues stars who failed to convert their spot kicks as the London club continue to search for their first title of the season under new boss Sarri.
Meanwhile, Guardiola is still on course to winning quadruple this campaign as his side is still very much in contention of other titles.