Carabao Cup Final ๐Ÿ† Tottenham Hotspur Vs Manchester City

The 2021 Carabao Cup Final will see Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur go head-to-head for the chance to lift the trophy at Wembley Stadium.

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Eyes on the prize. :trophy:

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Just six years ago, Ryan Mason was starting for Spurs in the Final.

Today, heโ€™ll lead them out at Wembley as Interim Manager.

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Who will make history at Wembley Stadium?

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Match Preview: Tottenham Hotspur Vs Manchester City

At the end of a week like no other in football, Manchester City take on Tottenham Hotspur in the EFL Cup final at Wembley on Sunday.

As the dust begins to settle on the remarkably rapid rise and fall of the European Super League, two of the complicit clubs go head to head in a fixture which at one stage seemed threatened by their potential involvement in the short-lived breakaway attempt.

As it is, 8,000 fans will grace Wembley for the first major cup final of the 2020-21 English football season, with Man City out to make history and Spurs looking to end a trophy drought which stretches back 13 years.

For Spurs, that has been a rarity in recent seasons, and in a tumultuous week for football as a whole, they have typically added even more drama to events by sacking Jose Mourinho just six days before Sundayโ€™s final.

When these two sides booked their place in the final they also sat level on points in the Premier League table; now there are 24 points separating them with Man City marching on to a possible treble and Spurs battling to salvage their season.

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Team News

Sergio Aguero and Kevin De Bruyne could return for Manchester City as they face Tottenham in the Carabao Cup final at Wembley on Sunday.

Striker Aguero has missed the last four games with a muscular injury while De Bruyne limped out of last weekโ€™s FA Cup semi-final loss to Chelsea with an ankle problem.

Defender John Stones is suspended following his sending off against Aston Villa in midweek.

Tottenham are sweating on the fitness of their star man Harry Kane. The striker is battling an ankle injury suffered at Everton last week and he did not train on Friday.

Ben Davies is definitely out with his own ankle problem, while Joe Rodon is cup-tied as Spurs chase their first trophy since 2008.

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Manchester City are looking to win the League Cup for a joint-record eighth time (level with Liverpool), while they could also become just the second team to win the competition in four consecutive campaigns (Liverpool, 1981-1984).

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Will City make it five from the last six this afternoon? :large_blue_circle::trophy::black_flag:๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ

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Tottenhamโ€™s last major trophy win came in this competition back in 2008, beating Chelsea 2-1 at Wembley under Juande Ramos. This is their third appearance in the final since then, losing against Manchester United in 2009 and Chelsea in 2015.

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Was curious to know the history of Carabao Cup, hence a quick wiki at help:

The EFL Cup (referred to historically, and colloquially, as the League Cup), currently known as the Carabao Cup for sponsorship reasons, is an annual knockout football competition in menโ€™s domestic English football. Organised by the English Football League (EFL), it is open to any club within the top four levels of the English football league system โ€“ 92 clubs in total โ€“ comprising the top level Premier League, and the three divisions of the English Football Leagueโ€™s own league competition (Championship, League One and League Two).

First held in 1960โ€“61 as the Football League Cup, it is one of the three top-tier domestic football competitions in England, alongside the Premier League and FA Cup.

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The Team News are IN๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿป

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Kevin De Bruyne has been directly involved in more goals than any other Man City player this season:

โ—Ž 35 games
โ—‰ 8 goals
โ—‰ 16 assists

He is Back for todayโ€™s Final. :popcorn:
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Manchester Cityโ€™s Road to the Carabao Cup Final

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:boxing_glove: Phil Foden :vs: Son Heung-Min

:thinking: Who will be the match winner in todayโ€™s

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Man City 0-0 Spurs HT:

Pep Guardiolaโ€™s side completely dominate the opening 45 minutes at Wembley but cannot find a breakthrough.

HT Stats

Shots: 10-1
Shots on target: 1-0
Possession: 64%-36%
Fouls: 8-6
Yellow Cards: 1-1

Still all to play for.

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What a brilliant first half from Hugo Lloris :clap::clap::clap:

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Harry Kane had the fewest touches (10) of any outfield player and completed fewer passes (3) than any other player on the pitch in the first half.

Spurs could have given him a 45-minute rest. :sweat_smile:

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:grimacing: First half heatmapsโ€ฆ

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Larporte opens the scoring in the final

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No Man City player has scored more goals in the League Cup this season than Aymeric Laporte (2).

That might be the winner at Wembley. :eyes:

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