February 28, 2016 20:52
Willy Cagallero, Wilfred Bony, Manchester City
Caballero and Pellegrini earn English League Cup trophy for Manchester City
City's Argentinian goalkeeper Willy Caballero, in for Joe Hart, celebrated after he saved three penalties in the penalty shoot-out to give City the Capital One Cup Final silverware in London on February 28, 2016.
"It's amazing to win this cup. It is fantastic for the blue people,” said tearful hero Caballero. "It's important, emotional for me, my family, to be in this great team."
Willy Caballero, Goalkeeper Manchester City
The match finished 1-1 following extra time,
Yaya Toure stroked home the decisive penalty to give City victory.
The Capital One Cup; victory ensures that veteran manager Pellegrini will sign off with at least one trophy before handing over the reins of Man City to Pep Guardiola.
After the game, City boss Manuel Pellegrini commented on his decision to keep his word and to start 34-year-old Argentine Willy Caballero instead of Joe Hart.
"I'd rather lose the title than lose my word.” Commented Pellegrini. "A lot of media were waiting to criticise me if Willy Caballero makes a mistake. I had a lot of trust in Caballero. I am very pleased for all the players and staff, but more for him because he deserved it."
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp, meanwhile, lostin his first attempt to win a trophy following his appointment as the successor to Brendan Rodgers in October.
Liverpool who have not won a trophy in four years since winning the last of their eight League Cups in 2012, still have hopes of a Europa League title in 2016 if they can get past their upcoming clash with arch rivals Manchester United.
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Adam Lallana, Willy Caballero, Manchester City