Man City win Capital One Cup

Manchester City (footyheadlines.com)

This is the first trophy for Coach Manuel Pelligrini at Man City.

Manchester City on Sunday afternoon secured their first title of the season as they came from a goal down to defeat Sunderland 3-1 in the finals of the Capital One Cup at Wembley Stadium.

Sunderland initially seemed set to pull a major upset when Fabio Borini gave them a half-time lead with a superb solo effort, but City turned the game in their favour with a stunning two-goal blast from Yaya Toure in the 55th minute and Samir Nasri, a minute later.

Substitute, Jesus Navas, made the game safe in the final minute when he latched onto Toure pass’s to fire past Vito Mannone after a counter attack from City.

City were caught on the back foot when their captain, Vincent Kompany, tried to clear the ball over his own head and in doing so booted it into Borini. The ball broke nicely for Borini, who stylish whipped the ball across Pantilimon and into the corner with the outside of his right foot.

Toure however cancelled out Borini’s opener with a sublime effort from 30 yards out and less than a minute later Nasri broke Sunderland hearts with another brilliant finish.

Navas sealed the Capital One Cup for Manchester City when Fernandinho won the ball deep in his half and sparked a five-on-two counter attack.

The victory is the first trophy for Coach Manuel Pelligrini whose reign only started this season with the Citizens.

The Chilean will hope for more successes in the League, FA Cup and the Champions League where City are very much in contention.


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