Manchester City 1-0 Chelsea (4-3 on pens): Sterling’s winner seals successive Carabao Cup win

Chelsea vs Manchester City: Carabao Cup final score, goals, news and updates from Wembley

Raheem Sterling converted the winning penalty, as Manchester City secured successive Carabao Cup Final victories at Chelsea’s expense during a nervy finish at Wembley.

The final itself – three weeks after City’s 6-0 league thrashing vs. the Blues – will always be remembered for goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga’s actions after defying manager Maurizio Sarri’s instructions to be substituted late in extra-time.
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Chelsea 0-3 Manchester City: Super Sergio sinks sloppy Blues to devastating effect

Chelsea 0-3 Manchester City: Super Sergio sinks sloppy Blues to devastating effect

Sergio Agüero flexed his big-game muscles and netted a well-taken hat-trick as the Citizens strolled to a comfortable 3-0 victory at Stamford Bridge against a sloppy Chelsea side.

Following his narrow penalty miss against Paris Saint-Germain in midweek, which luckily didn’t prove pivotal, Manchester City striker Sergio Agüero scored a well-taken hat-trick to help the Citizens against a sloppy Chelsea side away from home.

Morale continues to rise within City camp

As a result, Manuel Pellegrini‘s men climb a place into third – with Arsenal set to face Crystal Palace in tomorrow afternoon’s clash from the Emirates. For a side that has struggled with consistency and faltered upon multiple occasions already this season, the sky Blues’ progression into the Champions League semi-finals has certainly rejuvenated the first-team squad: there is clear harmony between players and they’ve all been linking up together well in recent weeks.

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Manchester City 4-0 Aston Villa: Citizens thump wounded Lions

Manchester City 4-0 Aston Villa: Citizens thump wounded Lions

Goals from Yaya Touré, Raheem Sterling and a Sergio Agüero brace helped restore some much-needed confidence after a forgettable defeat in midweek at Anfield.

Ahead of kick-off, this fixture was billed as a mismatch. In all honesty, it really was. In spite of Manchester City’s troubling inconsistency in the league this term, they’re still in with a shout of winning the Premier League crown come May. Saturday’s vistors, Aston Villa, have the unenvious task of trying to remain in the top flight. Nine points from safety, having only won three league games all season, things look bleak from Remi Garde’s perspective.

So they made the trip to the blue half of Manchester, not expecting much. At the half-time interval, they would’ve been quietly surprised that they were still in with a chance of getting an encouraging result out of the game.

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Manchester City (4) 3-1 (3) Everton: Agüero influential as Citizens reach Cup final

Manchester City (4) 3-1 (3) Everton: Agüero influential as Citizens reach Cup final

Goals from Fernandinho, Sergio Agüero and Kevin de Bruyne helped the Citizens claw back a one-goal deficit (on aggregate) against Roberto Martinez’ side – who’ll feel hard done by, after some controversial officiating.

Sergio Agüero was unsurprisingly influential as Manchester City sealed their passage through to this year’s Capital One Cup final – after an action-packed 3-1 (4-3 aggregate) victory over fellow Premier League side Everton at the Ethiad this evening.

They’ll face Jürgen Klopp‘s Liverpool side after they scraped through on penalties against an unfortunate Stoke team, on Sunday the 28th of February.

A fast, relentless start

It was not all plain sailing for Wednesday’s hosts, though. Ross Barkley broke the deadlock after 18 minutes, striking from distance after driving through midfield on a marauding run forward. It was all too easy for the Evertonian, who took advantage of some sloppy defensive positioning to waltz into space and fire past a helpless Willy Caballero with the home supporters collectively shaking their heads.

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West Ham 2-2 Manchester City: Agüero to the rescue for travelling sky Blues

West Ham 2-2 Manchester City: Agüero to the rescue for travelling sky Blues

Manuel Pellegrini’s side snatched a point late on against a spirited Hammers side, courtesy of Sergio Agüero’s brace – his second in successive games.

Sergio Agüero sealed a hard-fought point for Manchester City in their final visit to West Ham‘s Upton Park – in the dying embers of the fixture. The talented Argentine, who has been plagued with frequent injuries in recent months, has now scored six goals and created three assists in all competitions since the start of 2016, as he gradually returns to full match fitness.

After their 2-1 away victory at the Ethiad, Slaven Bilic‘s side were equally bullish about their chances of another win in this meeting too.

Hammers start fast, and are rewarded

Enner Valencia broke the deadlock within a minute – after a driving run forward into the area by Cheikhou Kouyate, brushing past Yaya Touré as though the powerful Ivorian was not even there.

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