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Manchester City stumbled for a long time on the defense of Tottenham but won the League Cup by the smallest gap (1-0) thanks to a goal from Laporte on an assist from De Bruyne.

Eliminated in the FA Cup by Chelsea, Manchester City had to say goodbye to their hopes of a quadruple. However, Pep Guardiola’s side did not take the game lightly. But opposite, Tottenham must save its season. 7th but still fighting for a European Cup qualification, the League Cup is their only hope for a trophy.

For this final, we highlight the return of some fans in the stands, Wembley welcomed 8000 spectators.

Manchester City are the first team to be dangerous. In the 8th, Sterling’s head misses.

Sterling creates a new opportunity in the 14th but his shot is countered by Dier who throws himself in desperation. Without the intervention of the England international, it was the opener for the Skyblues.

The start of the game was clearly to the advantage of the Citizens who put constant pressure on the Londoners’ defense. In the 26th, Foden is found at the small rectangle but his shot is deflected on the post.

Mahrez then rolls up his ball at the far post but it just passes by (36th). A minute later, the Algerian tried his luck again from a distance but his shot went just over.

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Just before half-time, Cancelo unleashes a curling shot at the near post but Lloris relaxes superbly and deflects his shot which took the direction of the skylight.

Tottenham failed to create a real opportunity and suffered the meeting but returned to the locker room with a 0-0 which kept them in the game.

Upon returning from the locker room, the Spurs created the first opportunity. Lo Celso rolls his ball low to the ground at the far post but Steffen makes a magnificent save.

At the 61st, Gundogan takes a cross with his head at the small rectangle but it goes above.

Kevin De Bruyne tries to make the difference and on a magnificent cross, the Red Devil finds Fernandinho at the far post but the Brazilian’s header lacks power and is captured by Lloris (70th).

Two minutes later, Mahrez launches into a nice solo in the London defense and rolls to the far post but Lloris is in the right place and deflects his shot.

Kevin De Bruyne finds Laporte on a free kick from the left, which looks like a close corner. The Frenchman’s head is unstoppable, Lloris will have delayed the deadline but can’t do anything. City is ahead.

Dominator throughout the match, Manchester City deservedly wins the League Cup (1-0). Kevin De Bruyne, out in the 87th, won the competition with Manchester City for the fourth time in a row.

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