Manchester City received the Carabao Cup in a penalty-shoot out at Wembley after Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga defied supervisor Maurizio Sarri’s try and substitute him.
City claimed the primary main trophy of their four-pronged assault on silverware however this stale ultimate, which was goalless after extra-time, can be remembered for an nearly unprecedented problem to Sarri’s authority by Arrizabalaga.
The £71m Spanish keeper, Chelsea’s membership file signing, had been battling cramp within the closing phases of extra-time and Sarri determined to ship on substitute Willy Caballero, who saved three penalties in a shootout to assist Manchester City win this trophy in opposition to Liverpool in 2016.
Arrizabalaga refused to come back off and Sarri backed down in a rage, wanting as if he would stroll down the tunnel after which having to be restrained by Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger on the ultimate whistle.
Sarri’s place was totally undermined and the Italian’s distress was full when City received the shootout, with Raheem Sterling scoring the successful penalty.
Ilkay Gundogan, Sergio Aguero and Bernardo Silva scored from the spot for City and although Arrizabalaga saved from Leroy Sane it was to no avail.
Jorginho’s spot kick was saved by Ederson and David Luiz hit the put up as Chelsea have been sunk, regardless of Cesar Azplicueta, Emerson and Eden Hazard changing their kicks.
Manchester City retained the trophy however Arrizabalaga’s insubordination would be the headline story.
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