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Caballero saves earn City League Cup win

2016-02-28 21:35
Yaya Toure (Supplied)
Yaya Toure (Supplied)

London - Argentine goalkeeper Willy Caballero produced three penalty saves as Manchester City beat Liverpool 3-1 in a Wembley Stadium shootout on Sunday to win the League Cup.

The game finished 1-1 following extra time, Philippe Coutinho equalising for Liverpool in the 83rd minute after Fernandinho had put City ahead early in the second half, and Caballero took centre-stage in the shootout.

The 34-year-old, who deputises for Joe Hart in cup competitions, saved penalties from Lucas Leiva, Coutinho and substitute Adam Lallana and although Fernandinho hit the post with his spot-kick, Yaya Toure stroked home the decisive penalty to give City victory.

It was City's second League Cup triumph in three seasons, and fourth in total, and ensures that manager Manuel Pellegrini will sign off with at least one trophy before handing over the reins to Pep Guardiola.

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