Pep Guardiola’s first trophy in English football was the EFL Cup and he won it for a third time as Manchester City beat Aston Villa.
Manchester City won their fifth EFL Cup in the past seven seasons with a 2-1 victory over Aston Villa at Wembley on Sunday.
Sergio Aguero’s goal got the defending champions up and running, with Rodri heading in a controversial second from a corner that should not have been given.
Mbwana Samatta’s diving header got Villa back in the contest ahead of the break but City dominated the second half before surviving an almighty late scare.
Having been on the back foot, Villa came close to a last-gasp leveller as Bjorn Engels forced Claudio Bravo into a fine save, tipping his header onto the post as City won the trophy for a third year in a row.