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Manchester City win their third successive Carabao Cup

On March 1 was the final of the Carabao Cup and Man City won it for the third time in a row.

The match was played at Wembley and City won against Aston Villa 2-1.

In the 19th minute Sergio Aguero opened the scoreline after a close range goal and put the Light Blues in front.

Rodri secured the scoreline after a goal from a set piece.

At the end of the first half Aston Villa scored a goal and that gave them a hope to equalize the scoreline. Mbwana Samatta scored the goal for Villa and became the fifth African player to score in League Cup final. 

Aston Villa played very well and they were close to equalizing the scoreline and it looked like they might force a penalty shootout at the national stadium.

After just four minutes played Anwar El Ghazi missed a great opportunity to open the scoreline as he missed to found the net after a great ball in by Jonathan Kodjia.

However, Manchester City started slow, but they found the needed rhythm to surprised their opponents and they scored a great goal in the 19th minute by Aguero and a great assist by Phil Foden.

Ten minutes later Rodri extended their lead after he blasted a great header right past Villa goalkeeper Orjan Nyland.

But Villa were not out of the game yet. El Ghazi made a great run and he was able to cross the ball to Samatta who slotted the ball home with a good header.

In the second half City didn't find another goal, but Aston Villa were close to took the game to a penalty shootout but Bravo saved City and they won the Cup.

Man of the match was Phil Foden.

It was quite stunning performance from the 19-year-old. He played very well and assisted one of the goals.

Foden has not started for City for more than a month as Guardiola has not been impressed with his recent performance, but tonight he was a different player.

He was really composed on the attack and tonight he was Villa left-back Matt Targett nightmare.

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