It has been an eventful week for both teams, with City and Tottenham also entering the European Premier League, which then fell to their knees on Wednesday. City were the first to officially leave the project, while Tottenham Hotspur sacked Jose Mourinho on Monday for refusing to coach the players.
He was replaced by Ryan Mason, just 29, who had to face Pep Guardiola in the second training match of his life.
Manchester City had a big lead in the first half, Raheem Sterling, Phil Foden and Joao Cancel played serious situations, but Hugo Lloris was always on the lookout and was saved by the goalkeeper.
In the second half, Guardiola’s team dominated in the same way as in the first, Tottenham tried to be content with counter-attacks, but the promising opportunity was spoiled by Pierre-Emile Hojberg. Spurs seemed to be heading in a vertical direction when he unexpectedly returned the ball to Kevin De Bruyne, his shot came from the right flank but Aymeric Laporte managed to save it with an incredible reaction.
Tottenham could not renew after scoring the goal, as Rijad Mahrez scored, but the goal was not given due to the ambush.
The result is not changed anymore, with Guardiola and Manchester City winning the League Cup for the fourth time in a row, while Tottenham can only show loss again in the final after 2015.
Guardiola made history, becoming the first coach to win this series four times in a row.
The final result:
Manchester City – Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 (0-0)
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