As expected, Manchester City beat Aston Villa, at Wembley, 2-1 and secured their third Carabao Cup. Despite the huge favoritism for the Cityzens, the Villans fought to the end and gave Pep Guardiola’s side a hard time, especially in the final moments. However, with goals from Aguero and Rodri, Guardiola’s men won the Carabao Cup for the third time in a row.
Aston Villa started in a surprising way. The Villans went on and pressed Man City, creating good chances at the early stages. El Ghazi’s header almost opened the scoring for Aston Villa.
Man City responded through Argentine Sergio Aguero, who put the Cityzens ahead on 20 minutes. With the goal, he reached 10 goals in the last six matches against Aston Villa.
But surely, when it comes to Man City, there’s always some sort of controversy attached to it. This time, it was on Rodri’s goal. It was apparently legal, despite the fact that the corner-kick which originated the goal should be a clear goal kick for Aston Villa.
But yeah, Rodri scored from a corner-kick to double Man City’s lead. 2-0.
With five minutes to go, El Ghazi served Mbwana Samatta, who smashed the back of the net from close-range. 1-2 Man City.
After the break, the match was even, as Aston Villa attacked more in search of the draw.
The Cityzens had to count on Chilean keeper, Claudio Bravo, who provided some vital saves. He pulled off a miraculous and memorable game for both himself and Man City fans.
Villa pushed very hard for the equalizer, as Man City were only dispatching the ball forward waiting for the final whistle. It was a good match, although I feel Aston Villa deserved a little bit more.
Either way, fair play to Man City, the Carabao Cup champions!