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Manchester City win Carabao Cup Final with dominant performance against Arsenal

Manchester City won the Carabao Cup Final, 3-0, after a dominant performance against Arsenal on Sunday afternoon. Despite taking the lead through a long ball from goalkeeper Claudio Bravo, Manchester City strolled to victory at Wembley with two further well placed goals. Pep Guardiola’s side won the first piece of silverware on offer in the same week the team went out of the FA Cup to Wigan, 1-0. The two are on pace for a domestic double.

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Manchester City took the lead in the Carabao Cup Final through an 18th minute goal from Sergio Aguero. The striker latched on to a Bravo long ball and struck it past David Ospina. As one commentator for the Guardian remarked, it was a goal straight out of Wimbledon’s playbook from years past.

Manchester City added a second goal in the 58th minute through Vincent Kompany. Midfielder Ilkay Gundogan set up the defender when Kompany stuck out his foot and diverted the German’s initial shot.

Kompany’s goal made the game 2-0, but Manchester City put the match further out of reach seven minutes later. David Silva added a low shot past Ospina to move the scoreline to 3-0.

Guardiola’s side absolutely dominated possession with over 59% of the ball. It prompt former footballer Joey Barton to say the match was “men against boys”.

One of the biggest talking points of the match was the lack of impact made by January transfer signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Aubameyang had one shot during the match which he massively squandered. Arsenal fans took to social media following the match to vent their frustration. Many claimed the team didn’t put in the hard work needed to win the Carabao Cup Final.