Cityzens lift the Carabao cup as they cruise past Arsenal

Date: 25 February 2018

Venue: Wembley Stadium

Pic Credits: The Guardian

Pep Guardiola claimed his first piece of silverware in England as Manchester City crushed Arsenal 3-0 in the Carabao Cup final at Wembley Stadium on Sunday.

After just eight minutes, Pierre-Emerick Aubemeyang could have sent the Gunners ahead after receiving a square pass from Mesut Ozil inside the box but his strike sailed straight to goalkeeper Claudio Bravo.

Sergio Aguero eventually opened the scoring for City following a goal-kick from Bravo.

Arsene Wenger was forced into an early substitution as Nacho Monreal picked up a knock in the 27th minute and was replaced by Sead Kolasinac.

City increased their speed with five minutes due on the clock as they pushed for a second goal, but they were unable to add to their tally.

City continued in the same way at the start of the second half and finally found their second goal in the 58th minute when Ilkay Gundogan’s shot from the edge of the box was placed in by Vincent Kompany, to make it 2-0.

Seven minutes later, City scored their third goal when Danilo played David Silva a through pass and he accepted and finished it with a precise shot into the corner of the net, 3-0.

Arsenal tried to find their way back into the game after that, but City shut down their office at the back to be crowned Carabao Cup winners.

Now after lifting the league cup and with the Premier League in their grasp, can they complete a treble by lifting the Champions League as well. Potential definitely is present, now it’s whether they can demolish the Europe’s elite teams to get hold of the famous trophy that is missing from their club’s trophy cabinet.

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