Manchester City dominated Tottenham Hotspur in the final to claim a fourth successive EFL Cup in front of 8,000 fans at Wembley on Sunday.
Aymeric Laporte scored the only goal in the 82nd-minute from a Kevin De Bruyne assist but the final scoreline failed to underline City’s utter dominance especially in the first half.
Pep Guardiola’s side bossed possession and had sixteen shots on goal compared to just two for Spurs whose young caretaker boss Ryan Mason saw his hopes of winning a first trophy for the London side since 2008 dashed.
In truth, Spurs were disappointing on the day and failed to muster any sort of positive reaction from the dismissal of Jose Mourinho on Monday.
The EFL Cup could be the first of three trophies Guardiola could win this season with City in the Champions League semifinals where they face PSG and the Premier League title all but secure.